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Alimony and dating while separated in Georgia

In Georgia, judges have a lot of leeway when it comes to deciding alimony (spousal support) amounts. Ten judges could look at the same case and come away with 10 different payment amounts. Each case would have a well-reasoned explanation behind the award.

Will my real estate get divided if my spouse is not on the deed?

If you are getting divorced and your spouse is not on the real estate deed, you might be wondering if he or she has any legal right to the property. Because Georgia has marital property and equitable distribution laws, both spouses generally have some property ownership despite not being named on the deed. Learn more about Georgia divorce laws and what might happen to your real estate during the process.

Is divorce mediation a good option?

A common misconception about the divorce process is that it is all or nothing. Either you and your soon-to-be ex agree on every point and amiably submit your agreement, or you are caught up in a no-holds-barred courtroom battle. In Georgia, as in many other states, a third option is gaining popularity. Divorce mediation can be an effective, non-confrontational way to work out points of contention and arrive at an optimal resolution.

Tips for emotionally surviving a divorce

Many couples deal with divorce. According to research conducted by Bowling Green State University, divorce rates are falling, but they still hover between 40 and 50 percent on average. This translates to over 800,000 every year, but the commonness often does not lessen the emotional impact a divorce has on an individual. It is often devastating to recover and rebuild your life after the end of your marriage, but there are several steps you can take to lighten the struggle. These four tips are a great place to start.

Common questions about children and divorce

If you and your spouse have decided it's best for the two of you to go your separate ways, there are many boxes to check and emotions to be processed. At the heart of the situation, your children may be confused, angry and depressed about the changes. As a parent, you can calm their anxiety by having a solid plan in place and answers to common questions before presenting your offspring with the divorce. Statistics show that less than half of children under the age of 18 live in a traditional family, highlighting the fact that the issue must be addressed and dealt with to protect millions of lives.

Will your divorce decisions affect your taxes?

With the tax deadline behind us, it's unlikely that a lot of people have next year's taxes on their minds. But for couples presently going through divorce proceedings, it might be a good idea to at least consider next year's tax filing. That's because some of the decisions you make this year during divorce proceedings can change how you address your taxes next year.

3 tips for effective co-parenting after a divorce

Deciding to end your marriage can be hard enough on a married couple, but when children are involved, the challenges can be even greater. While you may prefer to never interact with your soon-to-be former spouse again, the reality after a divorce involving kids is that you will likely have some degree of affiliation with your ex moving forward.

Dealing with children during a divorce

Georgia parents who are thinking about getting a divorce may be understandably hesitant for fear of its potential impact on their children. While ending a marriage can be difficult for young children, it's possible to act in a way that provides for their well-being and avoids inflicting a needless amount of stress on them in the process.

Prenuptial agreements becoming more popular

More and more people in Georgia and around the country are deciding to enter into prenuptial agreements before they marry, with the agreements especially becoming more popular with millennials. There are several reasons why these agreements may be a good idea for those who are getting married, but they must be written in a manner that is legally valid in order to stand up in court.

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