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March 2013 Archives

Powerball winner can finally pay $29,000 in child support

For some noncustodial parents, the idea of paying child support seems arbitrary and, at times, unfair. Although it may not be entirely clear to many people how judges calculate child support costs or agree to a modification of support, one thing is certain: child support is designed with the best interests of the child in mind. Child support is meant to ensure that a child is not negatively affected, at least financially, by his or her parents' divorce.

How dating before your divorce is final can be a problem

It may have been the most difficult conversation to have with a spouse, but deciding to get divorced does not suddenly make an individual single and ready to mingle. Although many people in Marietta likely start dating before their divorces are ultimately finalized, dating and signing up for an online dating profile could cause more problems than many may think. What would you do, for example, if you came across a soon-to-be ex's online profile and he or she doesn't mention that he or she has children?

Demi Moore asks for alimony from Ashton Kutcher

Nearly everyone in DeKalb County has heard that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are divorcing after being married for six years, but the divorce is not as easy as some may think. Much like husbands and wives across Georgia, Moore is asking for spousal support from Kutcher.

Will prenuptial agreement ruling change property division?

effects on the status of prenuptial agreements and property division in Atlanta. What was once thought to be iron-clad, a prenuptial agreement has been set aside on account of fraud. Although the husband who will be negatively affected by this decision plans on taking the case to the highest court in the state, this could still be the start of change within family law.

Getting a divorce means using a divorce attorney

Although some people in Cobb County may try to work out a divorce settlement with their spouses on their own, it is highly recommended that anyone who is considering ending a marriage use a divorce attorney. It makes sense that some people would attempt to go through a divorce without a family law lawyer -- hiring an attorney comes at a price -- but the cost of messing up a divorce or inadvertently giving a former spouse everything far outweighs the cost of hiring an experienced and competent attorney.

Atlanta teenager claims Michael Jordan is his father

It is common for teenagers to wish their parents were famous, but one 16 year old from Atlanta may actually have a father that nearly everyone knows: Michael Jordan. The Atlanta boy and his mother have filed a lawsuit against one of the most famous NBA players ever, claiming that the 50 year old is the father of the teen. According to the mother, she and Jordan first met in the 1980s and ostensibly had a relationship that lasted into the 1990s.

Georgia man jailed for child support says child isn't his

Nearly everyone in Marietta knows that when two people in Georgia divorce, one former spouse will pay the other child support if they have dependent children. Not only is this to make it easier for the custodial parent to raise the children, but it is also in the children's best interests, as they have access to more money for their needs. While loving parents may not be too upset to pay child support, it is a completely different matter when a parent has no relationship to the child. This story, however, calls into question what should happen if the noncustodial parent is not the actual parent of the child.

Know how much your house is worth for divorce

While many divorcing couples in DeKalb County will sell the marital home, split the proceeds and go on their respective ways, not everyone in Georgia wants to move following a divorce. Especially with low housing prices, expensive homes might not sell for as much as they are worth, so someone may wish to retain the home in the high-asset divorce. What is especially important, however, is to know exactly how much the home is worth.

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