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September 2015 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.

Man sells property during divorce proceedings, keeps money

In Georgia and other states, divorcing spouses are generally expected to refrain from selling property or other assets until the divorce proceedings are over. However, a divorcing husband sold a Brooklyn property, and on Sept. 10, he urged the New York Court of Appeals to not hold him in contempt of court for refusing to say where he put the money.

Types of adoption

Individuals and couples in Georgia sometimes have concerns about adoption. This may be because a single person or a couple is interested in starting or adding to their family by adopting an infant, child or teen. In some cases, adults wish to adopt their stepchildren or children of relatives. In rare cases, adults may wish to adopt another adults.

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.

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