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Can I Get a Restraining Order Even if My Spouse Never Hit Me?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Many spouses live in a state of fear. These victims may feel as though they are one step away from being harmed – perhaps even murdered. This sense of fear can feel like torture – even if your partner never actually lays a hand on you. Can you really get help if your spouse… Read More »

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Does Child Support Cover Dance Lessons in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Although many students are attracted to sports when choosing extracurricular activities, performing arts represent another popular choice. One of the most common examples is dance. Students may engage in dance lessons, including ballet, tap, hip hop, and modern dance. If you are considering a divorce in Georgia, you might wonder whether child support will… Read More »

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How Does Mental Health Affect Custody in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Mental health is a concern throughout the country and is often a factor in custody cases. Unfortunately, due to inherited traits, external situations or both, many individuals struggle with their mental health, which cause myriad effects like stressful situations both at work and at home, concern about that parent’s stability and concerns about the… Read More »

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Child Support in Georgia: What if Spouses Have Equal Incomes?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

In the modern era, it is more common than ever before for both parents to work full-time jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, both spouses are employed in about 50% of all families across the nation. This trend seems to be increasing with each passing year. The PEW Research Center states that… Read More »

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Negotiation Tactics to Watch Out for in a Georgia Divorce

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

If your spouse is smart, they’ll hire a lawyer with strong negotiation skills. This means you may need to face all kinds of tactics at the negotiation table – and some are difficult to detect. The best negotiators subtly push you into a position where you think you’re getting a great deal – but… Read More »

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How Are High-Net-Worth Divorces Different in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Things tend to get more complicated depending on how much money is involved – and divorce is no exception. A high-net-worth divorce is exactly what it sounds like – a divorce with a significant amount of money on the line. When there’s so much at stake, both spouses may be willing to invest considerable… Read More »

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Who Moves Out of the Family Home after I File for a Restraining Order?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Filing for a restraining order can feel like a daunting step for many reasons. You may be reluctant to point the finger at your spouse – even after years of abuse. You may worry about how this will affect your children. You might be concerned about your financial well-being after you lose the income… Read More »

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How Long Does a Divorce Take in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Most spouses want to get their divorces over with as quickly as possible. When the marriage is clearly finished, there’s no sense in dragging the process out. It is in everyone’s best interests – including the kids – to move on and begin a post-divorce family life. But how long does a divorce actually… Read More »

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Tips for Keeping Legal Fees Down During a Divorce

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

Many Georgia residents are well aware of the economic pressures on families.  Often times people contemplating divorce are concerned about how they will pay legal fees on top of their daily expenses.  It makes sense to keep your legal fees as low as possible during  divorce. The less you spend on your lawyers, the… Read More »

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When Can I Call the Police On My Spouse in Georgia?

By Kaye, Lembeck, Hitt & French |

If you’re in imminent danger, it always makes sense to call the police. This includes incidents that involve your spouse. Law enforcement officers in Georgia take domestic violence very seriously and can help protect you in dangerous situations. But, when does it make sense to call a lawyer rather than the police? When to… Read More »

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