What You Need to Know About Filing for Divorce in Georgia

Written by Rachel Aliza Elovitz

There are three kinds of “jurisdiction” that are at issue in divorce. Jurisdiction over the type of legal action is referred to as “subject matter jurisdiction.” In Georgia, the Superior Courts have jurisdiction over the dissolution of marriages. “Personal jurisdiction” refers to the Court’s authority to exercise authority over the parties to the case and to bind them by their judgments, and “venue” refers to the county and state in which the divorce ...

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Contested Custody Cases: Protecting Your Children From An Addict Parent

Written by Rachel Aliza Elovitz

  1. Retain Competent Counsel
    Research. Ask Questions. Call your State Bar. You want a family law attorney who understands the issues surrounding physical and legal custody – someone with whom you feel comfortable sharing intimate details of your life, someone responsive, communicative, capable, thorough, insightful, a straight shooter – someone who can assist you in reaching a sound and amicable resolution to the custody and parenting time issues in your case and, if it becomes ...
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Property Division in Divorce: An Evolving Jursiprudential Rainbow

Written by Rachel Aliza Elovitz

In Georgia, property division in divorce is subject to certain rules – traditional principles out of which the Georgia Supreme Court has carved multiple exceptions.

Property division, first and foremost, must be “equitable.” Equity seeks to do that which is fair, and what is fair is not necessarily equal – not in Georgia. In community property states, the presumption may be that a 50/50 split is fair. In Georgia, the Court is charged ...

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