Some divorces in Georgia involve court-ordered alimony that is paid monthly or in a lump sum. While some people view alimony as unfair to the paying spouse, others see that alimony can be necessary when one spouse earns far less income than the other spouse.
A type of infidelity is tearing American marriages apart, but it may not be a kind of cheating Georgia readers are familiar with. It's known as financial infidelity, and studies have found that it is creeping into many U.S. marriages.
Although divorce rates are dropping in most age groups, that isn't the case for those over the age of 50. In 2014, the divorce rate among couples over the age of 50 was double what it was in 1990, according to research from Bowling Green University. Some believe that this is because most people over the age of 50 are in their second marriages.
When Georgia entrepreneurs have successful businesses and also want to divorce, they sometimes stay in their marriages due to a fear of losing the businesses. There are steps people can take to protect their companies from being divided in the divorce process.