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These articles DO NOT constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. If an article is relevant to your particular legal situation you should understand that it is merely intended to provide a very general preview of matters that would be discussed in detail during a face-to-face consultation.   The law is constantly changing and some of the information in these articles might be obsolete.  Please also recognize that seemingly insignificant details often have a big effect on the advice that we give our clients concerning a particular legal issue.

December 13, 2019

Jury Trials in Divorce Cases

By Lance Owen | Posted in Family Law | No comments

Georgia and Texas are the only states that still allow jury trials in divorce cases.  Georgia law allows either party to request a jury trial to determine child support, alimony and how marital property and debts will be divided between the parties.  The judge will still determine child custody and visitation when a jury trial has been requested.  Most cases that aren’t settled are heard and ruled upon by a judge through what is called a bench trial.

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