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Financial dishonesty: What are the odds?

Expecting trust in a marriage is one thing, but when dividing marital property during a divorce in Georgia, it may seem unreasonable to have faith that your ex-partner is telling the truth about his or her finances. This may particularly be true when dishonesty was a factor in the destruction of your relationship. According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 2014 Harris Poll survey data indicate that many marriages involve hidden assets.

Keeping the assets you love without compromising during divorce

There are a number of losses that are associated with divorce in Georgia. The loss of the relationship and time with children may be the most difficult for some, but determining which items you will keep and which will go to your spouse can also cause emotional distress. This may be particularly true when it comes to possessions that have sentimental value. We at the Siemon Law Firm have provided legal advice to many people seeking a divorce agreement that allows them to keep assets they love without losing their fair share of the settlement.

Parenting plans may affect a child emotionally and financially

Spouses who are working on a parenting plan as they go through a divorce in Georgia may find it difficult to agree as to the amount of time each of them get to spend with their child. In addition to the hard feelings of the breakup, one parent may believe that the other’s parenting style is unsatisfactory and wish the child to spend less time with that parent. However, the National Conference of Legislatures provides information indicating that a child with adequate time to develop a strong parent-child bond with the noncustodial parent typically has better financial support as well as emotional health.

Ozzy's divorce is high-asset, celeb example of gray divorce trend

"I'm 63 years of age and I can't be living like this," says now talk show host Sharon Osbourne. She is talking about her marriage with well-known rocker Ozzy Osbourne. The couple has been married for more than 30 years and is reportedly at the beginning of a divorce that's already making headlines. 

When you and your spouse are citizens of different countries

Every divorce in Georgia or elsewhere in the United States includes dynamics that are unique to the couple. However, if your spouse is a foreign national or has dual citizenship, U.S. family law may not be the only legal factor that applies to your situation. At the Siemon Law Firm, we are aware of the importance of identifying the laws in a spouse's home country to determine the impact they may have on a divorce involving international assets.

Upside-down mortgages and property division

During the emotional turmoil of divorce in Georgia, you or your spouse may also be dealing with the physical upheaval of determining where to live. The family home often represents stability, which may make it seem worth fighting for in the divorce settlement. However, if the mortgage you owe amounts to more than the house is worth, you must determine the best way to deal with the liability. At the Siemon Law Firm, we are aware of the potential solutions to this problem, and have helped many couples reach an agreement that satisfied both parties.

Steering clear of emotional damage to your child during a divorce

Regardless of who initiates a divorce in Georgia, bitterness and anger may tempt the couple to act in ways that they may regret later. Identifying potential pitfalls early and agreeing to avoid certain behaviors may allow them to work together toward a settlement and parenting plan that benefits them both without litigation. Even more importantly, their ability to sidestep disputes can be a boon to their child during the transition.

Tips for reestablishing a relationship after parental alienation

As divorced parents in Georgia, you and your ex-spouse may struggle to hide the hard feelings of your failed relationship from your child. However, it is absolutely necessary for the emotional health of your child. If the other parent is sharing his or her bitterness with your child as a method of emotional manipulation, it could lead to difficulties and alienation in spite of your continued attempts at a parent-child bond. We at the Siemon Law Firm have helped many parents to establish a parenting schedule that is in the best interests of the child, even in the face of alienation.

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