Bivek, Brubaker & Prescott - Marietta family law and divorce attorneys

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How do I lower the cost of divorce?

Many clients wonder how to keep not only their cost of divorce down but also to not go over their retainer. Here are some ways to keep down billing:   Have a Clear Attorney Contract:  Make sure to have... Read More

Does it matter who files first?

    Maybe. Filing first can offer both advantages and disadvantages to either party.    Advantages: Filing first allows the case to begin. If one party wants to get divorced and the other does not, the party wanting to... Read More

Tips on Proceeding with Divorce with an Abusive Spouse

  Some of the most challenging and sensitive divorces are those that involve physical or emotional abuse. At Bivek Brubaker & Prescott we deal with divorce cases involving narcissistic personality disorder and victims of emotional and physical abuse. Divorces... Read More

Full Custody vs. Shared Custody and Physical Custody vs. Legal Custody

When dealing with a divorce and child custody dispute, there are many labels and terms of art that can be confusing. Oftentimes, we get asked by clients “what do I have to do to get full custody of my... Read More

What is a Child Support Worksheet?

If your case is a divorce with minor children, Modification of Child Support, or Legitimation then it will include a child support worksheet. In divorces, it does not matter if it is contested or uncontested as you will have... Read More

Extraordinary Educational Expenses/Private School Deviation

Private school can be included as a deviation in the child support worksheet. It is considered a non-mandatory deviation. The deviation for private school is called the extraordinary educational expense and located in Schedule E of the child support... Read More

Child Support Payment Methods

What is the best way to pay Child Support? It is important to use a method that allows you to have a way to show proof of payment. The method should be traceable. This means using a check, money... Read More

Other Discretionary Deviation’s

Check out our articles on Low-Income, High-Income and Private School Deviations to learn more about those specific deviations. Travel expenses, Life Insurance, and Extraordinary Expenses are other deviations you can encounter when calculating child support. It is important to... Read More

Low-Income Deviation

Low-Income Deviation is non-mandatory and up to the Court’s discretion to grant. There are two reasons a low-income deviation can be requested. Those are if the non-custodial parent has no-earning capacity or the child support would create economic hardship.... Read More

Income Deduction Order

An Income Deduction Order is different from other forms of child support payments as it is an order from the judge. The Order allows the child support amount to be withheld from the non-custodial parent’s paycheck. When a case... Read More

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