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Case Law Reviews: Divorce

When Same-Sex Couples Get Divorced, How Is the Marital Estate Divided?

Categories: Divorce, Marital Property

In a divorce, the courts determine how to divide up everything that has been accumulated during the marriage. For same-sex couples, who only have had the right to marry in Georgia since the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the path to an equitable split may be less traditional. A same-sex couple may Read More

What to Bring to Your First Meeting with a Divorce Lawyer

Categories: Divorce

No matter how many episodes of Law & Order you’ve watched, finding an attorney in real life is daunting under the best of circumstances. For many people, finding a divorce attorney is the result of a recommendation or long hours of internet research. No matter how you arrive at your shortlist of firms to interview, Read More

Georgia Law and Frozen Embryos: Who Has Rights?

Categories: Divorce, Parental Rights

With the advancement of technology and the rapid development of fertility testing and treatment, assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have become more common, with in vitro fertilization (IVF) emerging as the most utilized method. IVF involves taking eggs from a female donor, fertilizing them in the laboratory with a male’s sperm and transferring the resulting embryos Read More

What to Expect at Your First Meeting with a Divorce Attorney

Categories: Divorce

The last place most people want to visit is the office of a divorce lawyer. If that dreaded event becomes a necessity, you should go with a plan and have certain expectations regarding what you hope to accomplish in that initial visit. You should be prepared to talk openly and candidly with the divorce lawyer Read More

What is a Postnuptial Agreement and When is It Necessary?

Categories: Divorce

There are many scenarios where a couple ought to consider obtaining a postnuptial agreement, but a common situation is when either the husband or wife has an affair. This can be a very trying time in the couple’s marriage and in deciding how to move forward, they may seek therapy or consult with a divorce Read More

Should You Keep the Family Home After a Divorce?

Categories: Divorce, Marital Property

During a divorce settlement, deciding what happens to marital home can be gut wrenching. Typically, the home is one of the divorcing couple’s largest assets, but the property can’t easily be split. Either one of the parties may want to keep the family home, but sometimes the better decision may be to sell it and Read More