Prenuptial agreements are some of the most important contracts in family law. They no longer represent an "anti-love" contract that immediately dooms a marriage before it starts. Instead, prenuptial agreements are now seen as prudent legal documents that protect each spouse from the pitfalls of the standard divorce process. Having a prenup allows you to address specific concerns that are unique to your relationship and personal life. Without a prenup in place, you could stand to lose more in a divorce.
Many people facing divorce are tempted to handle their divorces on their own. With all of the knowledge and resources available online today, people may wonder if it is worth it to hire a lawyer to represent them in their divorce cases. Especially for people who love to save money and handle things on their own, representing themselves can be a tempting option.
June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, declaring bans on interracial marriage unconstitutional
Same-sex marriage was legalized at the federal level in 2015. This sweeping legalization is certainly a means of celebration for the LGBT community, and while same-sex couples can now get married in any state, they may hit some snags when it comes to divorce. This is largely because this change of law is still trickling down to the state level, and some people who married in one state but were not recognized as married in other states are encountering red tape when trying to end their unions.
There are so many complicated details that stem from the divorce process. Anyone facing a divorce can be overwhelmed by the division of assets, child support and custody issues and a range of other complications.
If you have been divorced before, you know better than some other people in Georgia about just how deeply the effects of a marriage's ends can run. Even if you have never been married or divorced before, you know doubt have heard horror stories about other people's divorces. When it is time for you to get married whether for the first or a subsequent time, you should make financial conversations a priority.
Are you facing an impending divorce in Georgia and know that you and your spouse have a sizeable estate that will need to be divided? If so, it will be important for you to know what pitfalls to avoid and what things to focus on in order to ensure that you do not get shortchanged in your property division settlement.
Upon making the decision to end a marriage, Georgia residents must put their energy into navigating the process and setting themselves up for a new future. For most people, financial matters can cause a lot of angst during a divorce but people are cautioned to avoid just focusing on immediate property division issues and look at the larger picture. It is important even in the midst of divorce proceedings to protect oneself financially for the years to come.
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.
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.