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Divorce Archives

Don't overlook finances during divorce

Georgia residents know that divorce is almost always a difficult and emotional time. Many important issues must be dealt with, including new living arrangements, custody agreements if there are children involved and feelings of uncertainty about the future. With all the turmoil, it can be easy to overlook something like finances. However, careful financial planning is an essential part of building a new life after divorce.

Child before marriage doesn't lead to divorce

Unmarried couples in Georgia who are thinking about having a baby may find it comforting to know that they are at no more risk of divorce than those who marry before having a baby, according to a new study. The research was conducted by the nonprofit Council on Contemporary Families.

Finances and prenuptial agreements in Georgia

Whether a couple is older and have been in previous marriages or a couple is younger and just getting out of college with debt, a prenuptial agreement can be an important part of planning for a future. A prenuptial agreement allows a couple to lay out how to handle financial issues in their marriage, as well as how assets should be divided if the marriage ends.

Statistics of women seeking divorce versus break ups

Georgia couples may be interested in the results of a study presented to the American Sociological Association by researchers regarding how marriages and live-in relationships end. In opposite-sex relationships, the number of women who ask for divorce in comparison to the number of women who end a live-in relationship was substantially different.

Why couples can benefit from a divorce statement

Talking about a divorce isn't easy whether the conversation happens in front of millions of people or in front of friends and family members. While celebrity divorces may get more attention, there is one thing that Georgia couples whose marriages are ending can learn from them. The biggest takeaway is that it may be beneficial to issue a divorce statement prior to, during or after the event has been finalized.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale announce split

Georgia music fans may be interested to learn that musicians Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have filed for divorce. They have been married for 13 years. According to media reports, the rock stars each filed divorce papers separately in Los Angeles Superior Court on Aug. 3. Stefani listed irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split in her court filing. Stefani and Rossdale are reportedly seeking joint custody of their three children, who are ages 9, 6 and 1.

Prenuptial agreements and the Garner/Affleck divorce

Georgia residents may have read media reports during recent months speculating that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were likely to divorce. The prominent Hollywood couple removed doubt by announcing their plans to split on June 30, and the timing of the news has generated a new wave of conjecture. The announcement came just one day after the couple's 10th wedding anniversary, and many legal experts believe that Affleck and Garner waited until this date due to the terms of a prenuptial agreement.

Wife of Chris Rock wants alimony

Georgia comedy fans may be interested to learn that it was reported on June 16 that Chris Rock's estranged wife was seeking a large amount of his net worth in their divorce proceedings. The report stated that this request was made because she wished to have the ability to maintain the lifestyle that she had grown accustomed to.

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