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Jurisdictional Defenses for Divorce and Family Law Cases

Jurisdictional Defenses in Georgia divorce and family law cases present obligations and opportunities that, if properly handled, can result in a cost effective victory in preliminary matters that may set the tone for the final outcome of your case. It is important that your have an attorney that is well...

What is a Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit?

The Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit, which is also abbreviated as DRFA (Sample Form), is typically filled out before a Georgia divorce or family law case starts. The Georgia Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit is specifically required and outlined in the Georgia Code under the Uniform Superior...

What is Alimony?

When the topic of divorce comes up it is usually followed by words like child support, custody and alimony. When a married couple decides to get a divorce the assets they once shared are normally divided up. In some cases a spouse may experience a sudden decrease in income that was previously shared....

Changing a Child’s Name Following Divorce

Traditionally, in the State of Georgia the courts respect that a father has a right to maintain the same name as his children so long that he is actively involved in a parental role for the children. For the most part today’s judges still uphold it is in a child’s best interest to be identified with...

Do’s and Don’ts for Property in Divorce

Property in a family law or divorce case is one of the second most frequently contested issues in divorce following child custody. Marital property is the property that will be equitably divided in a Georgia divorce; however that property is not just limited to the property acquired prior to the divorce...

Divorce and Family Law – The Basics of Discovery

Interrogatories: Written questions from Plaintiff to Defendant or from Defendant to Plaintiff. These questions are drafted by the lawyers of each party and are sent by mail; a response in writing 30 days from the date they were received is required. Interrogatories can be served before or after a...

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