Seeking to Annul a Marriage? Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

Written by Rachel Aliza Elovitz

Historically, divorce law in the United States was fault-based. Dissolving a marriage meant that one spouse would have to demonstrate to the tribunal that the other spouse was “guilty” of some act that the legislature had determined was sufficient to allow the marriage to be dissolved, such as an act of cruelty, adultery, or desertion. Marriages did not end on impulse or because it was the most expedient way to resolve conflict. ...

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Both Parents Have a Duty to Support Children Born Out of Wedlock

Written by Rachel Aliza Elovitz

A biological father has a duty to pay child support for his illegitimate child even in the absence of a judicial determination of paternity. A judicial determination is simply a procedural prerequisite to the enforcement of the biological father’s existing duty. The biological father’s duty to support his child begins when the child is born.

Under the Georgia Code, a “duty of support” includes any duty of support imposed or imposable by law ...

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Answers to The Ten Most Common Questions Concerning Child Custody

Written by Rachel Aliza Elovitz

  1. Is there a presumption in favor of a Mother or Father having custody?
    No. Under Georgia law, in all cases in which the custody of a child is at issue between the child’s parents, there is no prima-facie right to custody of the child in the father or mother – no presumption in favor of either parent.
  2. Is there a presumption in favor of a particular kind of custody for either parent?
    No. ...
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