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Protect your credit after your divorce.

People going through their first divorce are primarily concerned with the outcome of the divorce proceedings. They worry about whether they will get a favorable child support or spousal support ruling without thinking much about how these payments will be made.

Georgia's child custody basics

Are you one of the many Georgia parents who is facing an impending divorce? If so, you no doubt have a myriad of questions surrounding the future of your time and relationship with your children. Understanding how the state approaches child custody is essential for you as you navigate through the divorce process.

Protection for spouses in second marriages

If you are one of the many people in Georgia who is contemplating a remarriage or may who has already gotten married for a second or subsequent time, you know just how hard the pain of a divorce can be. You also know how real the financial impact can be and this time you may have more on the line, especially if you have children from you prior marriage. Just what should you do to protect yourself, your children and your new spouse?

Student loan debt and divorce

Are you one of the many Georgia spouses who will be getting divorced this year? Do you or does your spouse still have some student load debt left to repay? If so, you should be prepared for this to potentially factor into your divorce settlement.

Social media and divorce

Georgia residents going through a divorce or perhaps contemplating a divorce may look for various sources of information on their spouses. One of these sources today is social media. That's right. Social media is not just for fun anymore, especially when a marriage sours.

Will child support affect my income taxes?

January is a time that many Georgia residents start to think about their prior year's tax returns. If you are one of the people in Georgia who got divorced last year, preparing and filing your 2016 tax return will be different than in prior years. You will likely have new questions and things to think about when filing your return. In addition to collecting your income information, you may need to understand how your child support payments might impact your taxes.

New Year's resolution tips for better coparenting

Georgia moms and dads who must raise their children with a former spouse or partner know the ongoing challenge that doing this well can really be. Clearly couples that were unable to remain together in their relationships are likely to have troubles working collaboratively to raise their children after a split. However, it can be done and the benefit to children is known and more than worth the effort.

Tips for spouses contemplating divorce in the New Year

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers indicates that the first quarter of every new calendar year sees a jump in the number of divorces that are initiated. Many couples in Georgia and around the nation wait through the holidays before making the decision to end their marriages sometimes for the benefit of their children or other family members. It turns out that this waiting to file for divorce may actually be the best thing for people to do.

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