The Fall of the House of Usher

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Fall of the House of Usher was a 1960 Vincent Price horror film about a family and home plagued with madness, criminal conduct and debauchery. A fast forward to Atlanta, Georgia 2009, to the current House of Usher, will reveal one Raymond Usher, similarly plagued, but only with debauchery at this time. The madness and criminal conduct might come later though. Seems the R&B star’s love life is still traveling in the fast lane after a brief tour of married duty. After years of...

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Georgia Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The state of Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies to sign the Declaration of Independence. After the Revolutionary War, Georgia became the fourth state of the United States of America. Since then, Georgia has been on a growth spurt lasting 200 years, culminating with the title of Fastest Growing State in the American South in the 1990′s. Apparently the citizens of Georgia are utilizing the state’s divorce laws to create their own personal “declarations of...

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Children Coping with Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent study reports that the coping skills of children of divorced parents can depend largely on how the parents react to the situation. Divorce affects children in many different ways and children typically experience varied feelings and emotions, but the feelings depend mostly on the nature of the child’s relationship with parents prior to the divorce, how arguments and disagreements were handled, and whether or not the parents took the child’s feelings into...

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Latest Divorce Statistics

Aug 8, 2012 by

There have been many different numbers tossed around as to the actual rate of divorce in the United States these days. The oft-repeated 50% number may be nearly correct for certain segments of the population, but new information in the 2009 America’s Families and Living Arrangements study from the U.S. Census Bureau shows some interesting new figures. Another source of new data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), show the divorce rate in the U.S. has been dropping for...

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How long does it take for divorce to be final in Georgia?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How long does it take for divorce to be final in Georgia? State:  Georgia Answer:  A divorce in Georgia can be granted as soon as 30 days after the date of filing. However, the final decree will not be granted until all the l issues including child custody, child support, alimony and property division have been resolved. A complicated and contested divorce can take years to become final. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy...

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Got divorced and would like to be reinstated back on husband’s pension.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Under much duress, my husband made me sign off his pension benefits as a beneficiary. Is there any way I can get that paperwork changed and get reinstated back on the pension. We live in Georgia and have been married for 17 years. State:  Georgia Answer:  Unfortunately, there is no quick or simple answer to your question since it involves several “sticky” issues simultaneously. You’ve been in a long...

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How to get divorced without costing an arm and a leg.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 4 YEARS AND SEPARATED FOR 1. I WANT TO FILE FOR A DIVORCE BUT IT IS SO EXPENSIVE. WE HAVE NOTHING TOGETHER NO HOUSE NO KIDS NO SAVINGS NO CARS NOTHING. WHERE CAN I GET HELP WITH THIS WITHOUT IT COSTING ME AN ARM AND A LEG? State:  Georgia Answer:  Your situation sounds like you could probably perform your own no-fault divorce. Georgia requires only 6 months of residency in order to file a...

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What forms do you need to file my own divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’m trying to file my own divorce. I think I have all the paper work but I want to make sure. What forms do you need?I have tried doing this before and they tell me I need more forms and can’t tell me which ones at the court house. (GA) State:  Georgia Answer:  That is pretty frustrating that you can’t get clear answers at your local courthouse. You have to wonder what they CAN do if they can’t answer...

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If divorce papers are signed, Can 1 of the people change custody of the child or money?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Once papers are signed in the state of Georgia can one of the people change anything in the papers such as custody of the child or money? State:  Georgia Answer:  Yes, you can have court ordered divorce agreements like child custody arrangements or the amount of support payments changed after the divorce has been finalized. You will have to go back to court if there has been a substantial change of circumstance that has a...

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divorce and pension

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I live in GA and I am going through a divorce. We have been married for 17 yrs and I have not worked during the marriage. My husband has a pension plan, am I entitled to a portion of that when we reach retirement age? State:  Georgia Answer:  Most likely, yes. Georgia is an “equitable distribution” state and the court will distribute marital assets between the two parties in an equitable fashion. Equitable does...

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How to get a divorce from my husband and keep it cheap. Georgia

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I would like to know would i be able to get a divorce from my husband, we’ve been married 11 years and have 2 kids together, we’ve been separated for 5 years he cheated on me with another woman and have not done anything for my kids so i’m trying to find the procedure so i can get at out as cheap as possible he’s always broke so i guess ill have to pay for it. (In GA) State:  Georgia Answer:  Georgia...

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Divorce by State

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorces in the United States are governed by state laws that vary according to the particular state you live in. State courts have jurisdiction over all aspects of marriage including divorce, separation, residency, support and child custody issues. You will need at least a working knowledge of your state’s divorce laws in order to complete your divorce. You’ll also need to know what your own legal rights and responsibilities are under the laws where you live. You can learn more...

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Divorce by Jury

Aug 8, 2012 by

Georgia and Texas are the only states where a couple can get divorced in a full-blown jury trial proceeding, including a verdict handed down by 12 of their peers. Although everyone knows jury trials are far more expensive and labor intensive than other forms of divorce, the laws remain on the books in Georgia and Texas even though they are rarely utilized. It appears that the threat of a jury trial alone is enough to make most parties in a divorce do their best to try and work out the details...

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Divorce Blog

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you are considering a divorce, going through a divorce or suddenly single again and ready to start all over, you will find plenty of good advice, therapy and tips to help you take control of your life here at Divorce.com’s Blog Pages. You’ll find information on topics from around the world about divorce issues in the news, lawyers and legal tips, how to manage your divorce case, family law updates and other general resources designed to help you deal with every aspect of getting...

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