As a general rule, a divorce decree can only be set aside in Georgia within three years of the divorce decree having been entered. OCGA § 9-11-60(f) establishes the exclusive time limitation for when a judgment is attacked by a motion to set aside. Importantly, the statute provides that a judgment void for lack of subject matter or personal jurisdiction may be attacked at any time, but further
In many cultures, a child’s surname has a significant symbolic value attached to it. A surname serves to mark our heritage, our religion, and, perhaps most importantly, our family origins. On this note, when a child is born in Georgia, if the child’s paternity is known, the father’s surname is given to the child.
The practice of giving a child the surname of his or her father predates
The economic recession that was triggered in 2007-2008 took a heavy toll on the economy and still continues to have an impact today. Despite the wide-ranging financial impact, many American workers were able to weather the storm with little disruption to their earning capacity or job security. However, the economic downturn also has provided ill-intentioned individuals to attempt to avoid or m
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Initial custody and modifications of custody cases can be complex. The relevant statute in Georgia when dealing with custody or visitation issues is OCGA 19-9-3. Experienced divorce and custody lawyers should be familiar with this statute and the related case law. The statute since 2010 is as follows:
TITLE 19 - DOMESTIC RELATIONS
CHAPTER 9 - CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 1 - GENERAL
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