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March 2015 Archives

Garnishing Social Security for child support in Georgia

If someone has not been receiving child support or is owed back child support, they have a variety of options for obtaining these payments, one of which is to garnish their former spouse's Social Security payments. It is important to note that if a person is collecting Supplemental Security Income, it is considered a welfare benefit and not eligible for garnishment. However, Social Security benefits, which are based on disability, retirement or survivor benefits, are paid into over a lifetime and can be garnished.

Divorcing artists and the treatment of their artwork

Georgia artists whose marriages are ending may want to know if their occupation will have any affect on the resulting property division phase of their divorce. Many may be surprised to learn that any artwork created by them during their marriage may be considered to be marital property that is owned by both spouses. The artwork may still be counted as an asset even if it has not been sold or has been sitting dormant in a storage facility for an indeterminate amount of time.

Doctors have lower divorce rates than had been thought

According to a study that has recently been published, doctors have some of the lowest divorce rates among medical professionals. Although it has been thought by many that doctors would have higher divorce rates due to their long hours and the stress associated with their profession, the results of the study, which was conducted between 2008 and 2013, indicate this is not the case.