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December 2015 Archives

"Teen Mom" star regains custody

Some California television watchers may be familiar with Amber Portwood, who made her debut as a teenager on the popular show 'Teen Mom." Portwood had a daughter with Gary Shirley and became involved in substance abuse that put her custody of the girl in jeopardy. After being charged with felony domestic abuse in 2011, Portwood lost custody of her daughter to the father, who was allegedly assaulted by Portwood on multiple occasions.

Same-sex couples and prenuptial agreements

Some Georgia couples enter into prenuptial agreements before they get married in order to protect themselves in the event of a divorce. While many younger people who have few assets when they get married often decide a prenuptial agreement isn't worth the expense or don't want to discuss it with their future spouses, people getting married for the second time often do decide it's a good idea.

On child custody issues in same-sex marriages

Many same-sex couples living in Georgia were delighted when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2015 that same-sex marriages were legal across the country. However, the expanding definition of marriage under state and federal law has led to unforeseen ramifications in family courts.

Preparing for the unexpected, including divorce

Happily married couples in Georgia may not expect divorce to happen to them, but financial experts say it could still be a good idea to be prepared for the possibility of marriage ending, just in case. Preparing for a divorce that is not expected could be viewed in the same light as preparing for other unexpected events such as house fires, accidents or job losses.

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