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Case Law Reviews: Marital Property

Wier v. Wier, S10F0553

Categories: Alimony, Marital Property

Court held that lump sum alimony to Wife in amount of $600,000 was not excessive when Husband owned property worth over $1.6 million and had a monthly gross income exceeding $16,600. Georgia law permits the Court to require a party to sell or encumber property in order to pay equitable division and alimony awards. Court Read More

When Same-Sex Couples Get Divorced, How Is the Marital Estate Divided?

Categories: Divorce, Marital Property

In a divorce, the courts determine how to divide up everything that has been accumulated during the marriage. For same-sex couples, who only have had the right to marry in Georgia since the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the path to an equitable split may be less traditional. A same-sex couple may Read More

Should You Keep the Family Home After a Divorce?

Categories: Divorce, Marital Property

During a divorce settlement, deciding what happens to marital home can be gut wrenching. Typically, the home is one of the divorcing couple’s largest assets, but the property can’t easily be split. Either one of the parties may want to keep the family home, but sometimes the better decision may be to sell it and Read More

Best Practices for Young Professionals Combining Their Finances

Categories: Marital Property

For young couples planning to marry, one of the first practical considerations is how they will bring their finances together. Money is often at the root of many marital problems when we counsel people seeking a divorce. Nobody preparing to tie the knot is simultaneously planning how to divide assets when a marriage unravels. However, Read More

Digital Assets in Divorce: How Are They Divided?

Categories: Divorce, Marital Property

With our lives increasingly intertwined with technology, the division of digital assets is an area that shouldn’t be overlooked in a divorce. Digital assets include any content, such as photos, videos, music and documents, stored on smartphones, tablets, computers or remote servers that make up the cloud. Part of any divorce is determining how to Read More

Preparing for Divorce Court So You Don’t Leave Anything on The Table

Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Marital Property, Settlement Agreement

When facing off against a soon-to-be former spouse in divorce court, it is essential that you – the client – discuss with your lawyer what issues are most important to you so your lawyer can prioritize your objectives and build a winning strategy. During a divorce proceeding, each side generally has limited time to present Read More

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