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What Happens to Inherited Assets in a Divorce?

Author: Caitlyn Kerr

Money can be a major stress point in a divorce, especially when it involves funds and assets that have been inherited. It makes sense. Perhaps your parents, grandparents or other loved ones left you a sizeable inheritance. If you are contemplating or going through a divorce, you may ask, “My spouse can’t get their hands Read More

What’s Behind That Huge Checklist in Your Divorce Case

Author: Alexis Connors

When we first meet potential divorce clients, we ask what brings them to our office. The answer – including why someone wants a divorce or is considering it – gives us the first idea of how we best can represent them. Over the course of the majority of divorce cases, clients will be asked to Read More

Adultery: A Big Word with Limited Impact in Divorce Cases

In many of the divorce cases that our team handles, unfortunately, adultery plays a role. Sometimes it follows struggles within a marriage, such as when a married couple hadn’t been intimate in years. Sometimes it’s shattering, as one spouse cheats while the other thought they were in a happy marriage. While the emotional and psychological Read More

Communication Is Key in Marriage, But Also in Divorce

When in law school, I didn’t aim specifically for a career representing parents and spouses in disputes over divorce terms, alimony, and child custody. I graduated in 2008, just as the Great Recession was starting, and was fortunate to find a job as a law clerk for a family court judge in my hometown of Read More

Creating a Smooth Holiday Season for Your Children During and After Divorce

The 2021 holiday season will, for many families, be the first taste of “back to normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic. With parents wanting to return to holiday traditions, out-of-town travel, family dinners and other festivities, it can be a challenge for those divorcing or recently divorced to establish new routines in a year like no Read More

Fair Isn’t Always Equal… And Other Things to Know About Wealth and Divorce

One of the first questions divorcing clients ask is related to what will happen to their money. We advise them that Georgia law requires judges to issue “equitable” rulings when dividing assets from a marriage. “Equitable” means “fair” – which isn’t always equal. But most judges at least start the discussion by contemplating a 50-50 Read More

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