Child Support in Shared Custody

It is possible for the custodial parent to pay child support to the non-custodial parent.  A recent ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court confirmed that this highly unusual arrangement was possible under Georgia law.  The ruling also explained how calculations work for child support in shared custody. First, in child support in shared custody cases one [...]

Remedies for Contempt

If a party fails to do something the court has ordered them to do, the court can find them in contempt.  Contempt most often arises over a failure to pay child support, but it can involve a failure to do anything that the court has ordered.  Once a person is found in contempt they are [...]

Jurisdiction and Venue

"Jurisdiction" involves placing a case in the correct state.  Should the case be in Georgia or another state?  "Venue" involves placing the case in the correct county in Georgia.  Should the case be in Glynn County or Camden County? There are two types of jurisdiction: subject matter jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction.  In Georgia, the superior courts will [...]

Brunswick, Georgia, Divorce Lawyers

Lee S. Ashmore specializes in divorce and family law.  He has twenty years of experience in divorce practice.  He has litigated over five hundred family law cases and negotiated and drafted hundreds of settlement agreements. Mr. Ashmore has extensive experience in divorce mediation.  He has completed training programs in both general mediation and divorce mediation. [...]

Finding Hidden Income in Divorce

Usually, income in divorce is simple to establish.  We look at a person's paystubs, W-2's, and tax returns to determine income.  But sometimes a person's income can be more difficult to determine.  If someone has their own business, is receiving income "under the table," or has complicated financial arrangements that allow for hiding income we [...]

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