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If You Want to Keep Your Premarital Assets, Keep Them Separate

Date: June 23 2022 Tags: ,

Clients going through divorce often are startled when they find out a major asset they had before getting married, such as a house or an investment account, is considered “joint property” to be divided by a judge. Here’s how this unpleasant surprise can occur. After the wedding, Spouse 1 moves into Spouse 2’s premarital home. Read More

What Happens to Inherited Assets in a Divorce?

Date: March 3 2022 Tags: , ,

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

Communication Is Key in Marriage, But Also in Divorce

Date: December 8 2021 Tags: , ,

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

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

Date: October 15 2021 Tags: ,

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

You’re Thinking of Getting a Divorce; Here’s What I’d Like You to Know

Date: September 24 2021 Tags: ,

Most clients who come to me already have decided that they want a divorce, or their spouse has already made moves to split up. But if you aren’t sure what you want or need, I may recommend you see a therapist to assist you in identifying problems and how you might resolve them. Consider keeping Read More

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