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Why mediation is a great tool for high-asset divorce

For many divorcing couples who have amassed a significant degree of wealth, mediation might not seem like the best choice. On first blush, it would appear that a high-asset divorce should be more contentious, and the courtroom would be the only appropriate venue for a divorcing couple to battle over every detail.

How secure is DNA testing for paternity?

From identifying criminals to learning facts about your ancestors, DNA testing has become an accepted and even common part of modern culture. Proving paternity in a Georgia custody case is another popular use of this scientific test, and it may be an option you are considering if you want to establish your biological connection to your child by submitting the results to a family law court.

A new start: Steps to reestablishing credit after divorce

The financial outlook you and your spouse shared may change dramatically after your divorce in Georgia. The judge will attempt to make the division of assets and debt fair based the individual income and circumstances of you and your spouse, but the final decree may still result in a situation that is financially challenging. Having good credit may be essential to getting your life reinstated. We at The Siemon Law Firm often provide legal advice about the effects of property division after divorce.

Reducing a child’s stress during divorce

No matter how well parents in Georgia manage to hide the conflict of divorce from their children, the event itself upsets the security of a child’s life. A single transition can cause a sense of instability that leads to stress, but according to the Institute for Family Studies, a typical divorce is a major transition that often sets in motion other dramatic changes in a child’s life. Identifying multiple stress factors may be helpful in reducing them.

I do – for now: Will short-term marriages become a trend?

If you are planning to file for divorce in Georgia, you may be feeling emotional and financial strain as you make your way through the process of ending your marriage. According to Time Magazine, a recent survey indicated that a change may be coming in the legal processes of marriage and divorce, at least if the young adults who participated have their say.

Don’t miss out on this source of income after divorce

Regardless of the ages of spouses who are getting divorced in Georgia, their financial outlook as single people may not be as rosy as it was when they pooled their incomes and shared expenses. However, the closer they are to retirement, the more important it is for each of them to maximize their income potential. After the age of 62, the pressure to identify more financial resources may be significantly greater.

New law protects visitation rights of extended family members

During a Georgia divorce, the changes and adjustments that must be made are often difficult for children to process. Regardless of the age of the child, Psychology Today points out that the parenting plan and visitation rights may facilitate recovery by preserving routine and consistency through the schedule in the child custody order.

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