Domestic partnerships differ from traditional marriages in many ways, but they also share similarities, especially in regards to ending the relationship. When partners wish to separate, they have two options for where to file their petition. If the partners have very few assets and agree to separate, they may file their petition through the county clerk's office or Secretary of State. If a couple has major assets or one partner contests the separation, however, they may need to file a petition in court.
Separation and divorce for Georgia couples, like anywhere else in the U.S., can be an emotionally painful process, especially when a marriage has been long-term. For an ex-governor and first lady, the process is also public.
We hear so often that soldiers put their lives on the line to protect the interests of the citizens of the United States, but what really is the definition of "putting their lives on the line?" Are we talking just their physical wellbeing or are we talking about something much, much more. If you ask a military spouse, they might say that their family life is the one that hurts the most. The military divorce rate has steadily increased since 2001 and has risen higher than the civilian divorce rate.