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April 2011 Archives

Divorce finally complete for Christina Aguilera

In many situations, when we hear about celebrity divorces, we hear about long, contentious legal battles between the two parties. Without realizing it, we may think that is what every divorce needs to be like. In reality, that is not the case.

Husband beat wife during child support hearing

During a hearing in a judge's chamber near Georgia, an ex-Marine reportedly became infuriated and attacked his estranged wife, after a court ruling granted her child support for their two children as part of a divorce settlement.

Charles and Linda Brandes' divorce: Six years of legal arguments

Anytime a couple divorces, there are numerous elements that must be considered. Couples in Marietta must consider matters related to parenting plans and asset division. However, couples who have large or complex assets also have additional matters to consider.

Georgia business owners: Protect your family business in divorce

Divorce involves the separation and negotiation of many aspects of life. If a couple runs a family business, the decision must be made as to whether they will remain business partners after their divorce. If this is not desired or possible, there are measures that can be taken to avoid dividing the business during a high-asset divorce in Georgia.

Tax season tips for recently divorced Georgia couples

Because of the recession, 2009 saw a large decrease in the number of divorces in Georgia and throughout the United States. However, many divorce attorneys are now remarking that divorce rates may have returned to their normal highs in 2010 as the country lifted itself out of the Great Recession. As more couples decide to file for divorce, it is important to be prepared for tax season as a newly single individual.

Court awards disabled mother visitation rights

In our last post, we discussed the story of a visitation struggle between two divorced parents. The story is certainly a sad one. Abbie and Dan were married and expecting triplets. When Abbie was giving birth, a series of medical mistakes cut off the flow of oxygen to her brain, leaving her in a vegetative state.

Visitation hearing with disabled mom raises parenthood questions

When parents in Georgia are going through divorce, agreeing on the child custody and visitation schedules can be two of the most contentious parts of the process. However, when one parent is in a vegetative state, does he or she still have inherent parenting rights?

Double trouble: Georgia parents with twins more likely to divorce

Raising children is never easy. However, there are some factors that can make the process significantly more stressful for new parents. According to a recent study, parents who give birth to twins are slightly more likely to divorce than parents who give birth to a single baby.

Financial mistakes to avoid for divorcing couples over 50, part 2

In our last post, we discussed the growing number of older couples in Georgia that are getting divorced. Because most baby boomers will have spent decades together before they decide to divorce, they often have more complex financial assets than younger couples who file for divorce.

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