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“How is a Legal Separation Different from a Divorce in Georgia?,” Divorce Magazine

In an article published in Divorce Magazine on April 22, 2020, Margaret Simpson details the differences between a separate maintenance action, or “legal separation,” and divorce in Georgia.

A separate maintenance action can be an alternative to divorce but, since they are somewhat uncommon, there are some gray areas of the law that people need to be aware of.

Throughout the article, Simpson details what judges in Georgia can and cannot order in separate maintenance actions for important issues including alimony and child support, child custody, and property division.

“If you are concerned about what your spouse may do with certain assets, it is important to consider all options and weigh the risks before deciding whether to pursue a legal separation or a divorce,” Simpson concludes.

For the full article, click here.

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