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May 2011 Archives

No work/life balance? Divorce may be in your future.

When news of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver separating hit the news, everyone seemed surprised. The couple had been married for 25 years, and Shriver stayed by Schwarzenegger throughout the allegations that he had groped women before running for office.

Getting the right settlement in high-asset divorce

Couples in Georgia who are working through divorce tend to face challenging emotional battles. Legal experts say that conflicted personal feelings often get in the way of negotiating logical and objective high asset divorce settlements.

Avoiding financial mistakes in Marietta divorces, part 3

In a few recent posts, we talked about mistakes to avoid when you are working through the divorce process. In today's post, the final in our three-part series, we will address three more pointers that can save you time and money when you are getting divorced.

Judge denies mother child custody because of breast cancer

A woman was recently denied child custody, partly due to her breast cancer. The judge in the case justified his decision, claiming that it is important for children to spend time with healthy parents. When courts in Georgia are determining child custody there are a number of factors that are considered, including the home environment of each parent, each parent's relationship with the children and each parent's mental and physical health.

Man arrested for failing to pay $110,000 in child support

A man was recently apprehended and charged with direct child support contempt after failing to make child support payments for 18 years. In Georgia, a child support contempt action can be used to deal with a non-custodial parent who does not abide by a support order.

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Georgia Parents From Going to Jail Because of Missing Child Support Payments

A lawsuit, filed by the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) for six Georgia parents who have been jailed for delinquent child support payments, demands that Georgia provide lawyers for the parents at contempt hearings.

The Terminated: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

Separation and divorce for Georgia couples, like anywhere else in the U.S., can be an emotionally painful process, especially when a marriage has been long-term. For an ex-governor and first lady, the process is also public.

Avoiding financial mistakes in Marietta divorces, part 2

In a recent post, we talked about the variety of options that are available when you are working through the divorce process. Because the divorce process in Georgia offers individuals flexibility in choosing what to pursue, it is important to have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish.

Studies show that Georgia parents prefer 50-50 custody plans

A study that was recently published in "Psychology, Public Policy, and Law" shows that many family law judges view child custody cases differently than how the majority of Americans feel about them. Some judges in Georgia assume that mothers should be favored over fathers in custody cases.

Avoiding financial mistakes in Marietta divorces

In Georgia, the divorce process can be as unique as the couples who are working through the process. On the plus side, that means almost everyone can use the legal system to meet their goals, and the flexibility can help ensure everyone's best interests are met.

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