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Tag archives for Divorce

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

Date: October 10 2019 Tags: , , , ,

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

Best Practices for a Smooth School Year after Divorce

Date: August 21 2019 Tags: , ,

The back-to-school season is usually marked by shopping for new clothes, the anticipation of new classes, and friends; however, for newly divorced couples and their children, the school year can be tricky terrain to navigate. Whether the marital breakup was acrimonious or not, divorced parents need to create, and maintain, a strong co-parenting relationship to Read More

Navigating the Unique Pitfalls of Divorce for Same-Sex Couples in Georgia

Date: August 6 2019 Tags: , ,

The landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2015, Obergefell v. Hodges, gave same-sex couples the right to marry throughout the United States, but not all marriages last forever. Divorce is just as much a reality for same-sex couples as it is for heterosexual unions. When a same-sex couple residing in Georgia decides to end their marriage and Read More

Parents Getting Divorced: How to Handle the Conversation with Children

Date: August 6 2019 Tags: , ,

The divorce process can be grueling, emotional and stressful. If you’re a parent, one of the saddest parts of getting divorced is telling your children. Children may not be able to comprehend such a major life decision, especially if they are young, and they may think that they were to blame for the divorce. Children Read More

Protecting Your Child During a Divorce: The Private Courtroom Keeps Family Secrets Out of Public Record

Date: August 6 2019 Tags: , , ,

Georgia is one of only two states in the country that permits divorcing spouses to air their grievances before a jury of their peers. Although jury trials in divorce cases are relatively rare, the issue of child custody in divorce is not. As a matter of public policy and state law – regardless of whether Read More

Should You Postpone Your Divorce Until After the New Year?

Date: August 6 2019 Tags: , ,

When a couple ultimately decides on divorce, the spouses typically want to get the matter resolved as quickly and painlessly as possible. However, there may be a financial advantage to staying married through the end of the calendar year. Tax liability is a major factor that should be considered when negotiating a divorce settlement. Couples Read More