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Month: July 2018

Divorce is an unpleasant and costly undertaking in Georgia. While little can be done to ameliorate the unpleasantness factor, there are steps that can be taken to possibly reduce or at least to improve the financial implications of a divorce. A little bit of...

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Couples in Georgia who are considering adoption and are not sure where to start may want to consider fostering a child. Fostering can lead to adoption and can be very rewarding for all of those involved. A recent article recounted the story of a young woman who...

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The decision to adopt a child in Georgia can be the beginning of a long but rewarding adventure. While most couples are interested in adopting newborns, the number of foster children looking for permanent homes is on the rise. There are advantages to adopting a...

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The recently passed tax law will change the way alimony is handled in Georgia for tax purposes, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Since 1942, tax law allowed the person paying alimony to deduct the amount from his or her income and the person receiving the alimony paid income...

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Divorce is never a decision to be made lightly or to go into blindly in Georgia. In a recent study by online marketplace Worthy, 46 percent of women said they were surprised by one or more financial implications of divorce. Being familiar with family finances can help...

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Making the decision to adopt a child in Georgia and bring a new child into a family can be an exciting time in a couple's lives. While it's an exciting time, it can also be a stressful time. There are many steps to be completed in the adoption process before a...

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Whether you walk because it is a healthy, economical alternative to driving or do so out of necessity, there are certain benefits to being a pedestrian. You probably experience fresh air more frequently, save a bit of money on gas and do not have to worry about how...

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The decision to divorce is seldom arrived at lightly in Georgia. But once the decision is made, there are different options available as to how the final agreement can be reached. In a recent high profile divorce, the couple agreed that spousal support would be...

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With the ongoing opioid crisis in Georgia and across the country, a new family structure is becoming more and more widespread. With addiction continuing to run rampant, grandparents are finding themselves taking custody of their grandchildren. These child custody...

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