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Can you marry your cousin in Georgia?

I have several friends who recently took the Bar Exam. In part, the Bar Exam requires exam takers to memorize laws and then take an intense exam based solely off of their memory. Many joke that this is just a hazing ritual, because in the real world, attorneys do not...

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What Is Common Law Marriage?

Georgia will only recognize a common law marriages that were established before January 1, 1997.There are many misunderstandings about common law marriages. One of the commonly held beliefs about common law marriages is that a couple is automatically considered...

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Georgia’s Marriage Education

Tonight's post about the State's Marriage Education was written by our Marietta and Atlanta divorce attorney, Megan McClinton.This morning, I was reading about the unfortunate uncoupling of Gavin Rossdale (the rockstar I wanted to marry when I was a teenager) and Gwen...

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Marriage: Love Wins The Day

Tonight's post on marriage was written by our Gainesville divorce and family law attorney, Jennifer Thuy-Tien McCall. has always fervently supported equal rights and represented parties in same-sex relationships. People in same-sex...

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Clarity in Marriage

Marriage is many things.  One of them is an endless series of negotiations.  I've been helping people with their divorces for 25 years now.  When a couple are at odds, and considering whether to work on the marriage or let the marriage go and get...

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Open Marriage

With all the talk about Newt's idea of a healthy marriage, I thought I'd weigh in. Unfortunately for the purient at heart, what I mean by open marriage is an entirely different thing.I've been having a great debate with another attorney at The Manely Firm, Nicole...

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