Most of us these days use social media as an outlet to express themselves. Facebook, twitter and other social media platforms can be a great way to express our feelings to many people we know. However, this approach can be extremely dangerous during a divorce.
When you get divorced, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will likely be required to complete a financial affidavit. This legal document is necessary so that the courts can have an overview of your finances, and it is critical that this document is complete and accurate.
When a high asset divorce lands on the family table, many Georgia couples anticipate a complex property division process or a frenetic legal battle. They have reason to dread the prospect, as most complex, high asset divorces are fraught with battles. After all, with so much at stake in terms of high net worth assets and marital property, both parties want their fair share.
It's no secret that family law proceedings can be emotional and fraught with tension. This is understandable -- a great deal can be at stake, and not just from a financial perspective in a divorce. Parents are often willing go to battle regarding child custody, for example, and take an aggressive attitude toward their case in order to do right by their children.
Violence against victims in Georgia and nationally obviously takes many forms. With increased frequency, stalking is becoming more of a problem across the country, with millions of persons being victimized by this form of harassment.
The Huffington Post published some year-end information recently that it termed “some of the most interesting facts published about divorce in 2013.”
Prenuptial agreements in Georgia and other states are far more common these days than they used to be, for a host of reasons.
As has been noted by a number of divorce commentators and media stories focused on the topic, one age-group demographic has bucked the overall trend of a declining divorce rate in recent years.
Spousal support in Georgia can often be an uncertain topic. That is, the guidelines for evaluating and awarding alimony are subjective and largely left to a judge's discretion. The result can be highly dissimilar awards handed down in cases where marriage duration, assets at issue and other factors are closely related.
Whether we're talking about cooking, cleaning, carrying the kids to soccer practice or planning investments, every married couple has their own way of dividing up duties. But when one spouse does all of the financial planning while the other pretty much stays in the dark about money matters, there is the risk of the uninformed spouse losing out in the event of divorce.