Some divorces in Georgia involve court-ordered alimony that is paid monthly or in a lump sum. While some people view alimony as unfair to the paying spouse, others see that alimony can be necessary when one spouse earns far less income than the other spouse.
A type of infidelity is tearing American marriages apart, but it may not be a kind of cheating Georgia readers are familiar with. It's known as financial infidelity, and studies have found that it is creeping into many U.S. marriages.
Although divorce rates are dropping in most age groups, that isn't the case for those over the age of 50. In 2014, the divorce rate among couples over the age of 50 was double what it was in 1990, according to research from Bowling Green University. Some believe that this is because most people over the age of 50 are in their second marriages.
When Georgia entrepreneurs have successful businesses and also want to divorce, they sometimes stay in their marriages due to a fear of losing the businesses. There are steps people can take to protect their companies from being divided in the divorce process.
Many Georgia couples are not aware of their options when they decide to end their marriage. Mediation is one method that may help divorcing spouses avoid courtroom litigation. It is a confidential dispute resolution process in which a neutral and trained third party attempts to facilitate communication between the spouses with the goal of reaching an agreement.
Going through a divorce in Georgia is usually not a simple process. For most divorcing spouses, sorting out child custody and property division issues is not possible without representation from a family law attorney. However, there are some people who decide to represent themselves during a 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.
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.
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.
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.