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February 2012 Archives

Marriage proposals big in February: More support cited for prenups

Even successful marriages end when one of their members passes away. To protect yourself against the pitfalls of divorce and death, many financial and marital experts recommend executing a prenuptial agreement.

Smartphones: Assuming strong relevance in evidence gathering

Given today's rapidly evolving and "smart" technology embodied in mobile devices, it seems almost nostalgic and akin to older times envisioning a hired detective doing the legwork in compiling evidence in a divorce matter.

Women over 50 initiating "gray divorces" in high numbers

Historically, marriages lasting into a couple's retirement years have a very high success rate. But recent trends are seeing an unusual spike in divorces among older couples. Stranger still is the instigator of the divorce: More and more, the woman in an older married couple is the one calling for an end to the marriage.

Proposed bill extends domestic violence prevention services

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to extend programs to prevent domestic violence and to make them more robust. If passed, the legislation could also help protect Georgia victims of domestic abuse who are getting a divorce or dissolving a civil union.

Update: Georgia appeals class-action ruling in child support cases

We reported recently on a Georgia-related topic that is garnering an increasing amount of national attention, namely, the incarceration of persons deemed "deadbeat parents" by the state for their delinquency on child support payments (please see our January 9 blog post).

Marital nagging: Annoying and sometimes a divorce catalyst

The annoying marital conflict of nagging can be as volatile to the union as adultery, according to a recent study. Nagging is defined as the interaction between two people that occurs when one person makes a repeated statement or request that is ignored by the other person.

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