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Divorce Articles by Meriwether & Tharp LLC

Alimony in Georgia
When you say the word "alimony", the first thing that comes to mind is divorce. ...

Alimony Modification: Re-marriage and Georgia's "Live-In" Lover Statute
Although there are several grounds for ending alimony, one of the most common is ...

Georgia's Factors for Determining Alimony
There are several misconceptions about the award of alimony in a divorce case ...

Lump Sum Alimony vs. Periodic Alimony
According to Georgia law, alimony is defined as "an allowance out of one party's ...

Child Support Modification in Georgia
In Georgia, child support orders may be modified upon a showing of a substantial change in either parent's income ...

Modification of Child Support and/or Alimony After the Loss of a Job in Georgia
With the state of the economy in the United States today, it is not uncommon to hear that more and more people are losing their jobs ...

Penalties For Not Paying Child Support in Georgia: License Revocation
Licensing agencies in Georgia can revoke or suspend someone's license if he or she is in arrears behind in paying child support for a period of more than sixty days ...

Georgia Child Custody
Many people assume that the mother automatically receives custody of the minor children in a divorce ...

Attorneys Fees in a Georgia Divorce
You can be awarded attorney's fees in a divorce, but the award of attorney's fees is ultimately decided ...

Common Law Marriage in Georgia
Common law marriage is a marriage recognized in some states even when there has been no official ...

Divorce And COBRA
If you have been on your spouses' health insurance policy during your marriage, you will most likely not be able ...

Do I Have To Go To Court To Finalize My Divorce In Georgia?
It may seem unusual, but each judge in a certain county handles final divorce hearings very differently ...

Documents to Keep After Your Divorce is Final
Once your divorce is final, we recommend that you keep certain documents, especially if you are receiving ...

Filing For A Divorce In Georgia When I Do Not Know Where My Spouse Lives
We have received several calls from women and men in which they want to file for divorce, but they are not sure where their spouse resides. ...

What Happens in a Divorce in Georgia?
While we spend a lot of time in our blog talking about various divorce sub-topics in Georgia, most people coming into our office at the very beginning ...

What Is The Difference Between A Contested And Uncontested Divorce?
If you are thinking about filing for divorce and you contact an attorney, one of the first questions they will ask you ...

Attorneys Fees in a Georgia Divorce
You can be awarded attorney's fees in a divorce, but the award of attorney's fees is ultimately decided ...

Deductibility of Legal Fees Related to a Divorce
Although generally you cannot deduct legal fees you have incurred in obtaining a divorce, there are several exceptions ...

Equitable Division of Marital Property in Georgia
In an equitable division state, each party receives an "equitable portion" of the marital estate but that does not necessarily mean that each party is entitled to exactly one-half ...

Joint Debts and Divorce
In a divorce, it is common for the parties to have join debt. While there is a lot of focus on dividing up the assets ...

Filing For A Divorce In Georgia When I Do Not Know Where My Spouse Lives
We have received several calls from women and men in which they want to file for divorce, but they are not sure where their spouse resides. ...

What Happens in a Divorce in Georgia?
While we spend a lot of time in our blog talking about various divorce sub-topics in Georgia, most people coming into our office at the very beginning ...

What Is The Difference Between A Contested And Uncontested Divorce?
If you are thinking about filing for divorce and you contact an attorney, one of the first questions they will ask you ...


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