In a post last week, our blog spent some time discussing the various models used by the 50 states in calculating child support. To recap, Georgia and 37 other states use the income shares model, which calls for the respective income of the custodial and the noncustodial parent to be considered in determining the amount of child support.
While more couples are becoming open to the idea of executing a prenuptial agreement, others remain reluctant to take this step. Here, this reluctance may stem from the practical belief that they have nothing worth protecting to the romantic (and perhaps somewhat naïve) belief that divorce will never enter the equation.
It may come as a surprise, but one of the more confusing issues to emerge for many people going through a divorce is not property division or alimony, but rather child support.
Attitudes toward prenuptial agreements have undergone a remarkable transformation over the last decade, as more and more people have started to see them as a valuable tool that can save them time, money and energy in the event of a divorce as opposed to just a tacit acknowledgement that their marriage is destined for failure.
If you see evidence relating to a vacation home you knew nothing about during the lead up to your divorce and pursuant to examining various documents your spouse has been keeping in a drawer, might it be time to hire a forensic accountant?
For myriad reasons, people in failing marriages in Georgia and elsewhere often spend much time -- sometimes years -- continuing to languish in their unhappy union while simultaneously thinking of making positive changes.