Financial planning for a “gray divorce”

Divorce is an increasingly popular option for many people over 50 in Georgia and around the country. While divorce rates have declined for Americans overall and for younger families, older couples are much more likely to end their marriages than they were in decades past, leading to the phenomenon taking on the name “gray divorce.” […]

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What are the requirements to get a divorce in Georgia?

In Georgia, when a couple decides to divorce, it is undoubtedly a challenging time with much to think about. That often includes spousal support, child custody, child support and property division. The legal requirements for the divorce itself might not be foremost on their minds, but it is still important to understand the basics. Whether […]

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In Georgia, you must tell a judge the reason for your divorce

Georgia differs from many other states in terms of divorce law. While other states allow no-fault divorces, Georgia law requires couples that are splitting up to provide grounds for their divorce. The grounds that you choose for your divorce and the evidence that you use to prove your grounds can have an impact on your […]

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What is the difference between a divorce and an annulment?

Divorces completely dissolve a marriage. When you get a divorce, you are recognizing legally that a valid marriage existed and now has come to a legal end. Annulments, on the other hand, recognize that as a matter of law the marriage itself was void from its beginning, meaning there never was a legal marriage at […]

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Have you considered using mediation for your divorce?

Few people look forward to their divorce negotiations. These often painful discussions can leave you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse anxious, stressed and angry. Add in a courtroom, two lawyers and a huge legal bill, and it is no wonder that more people are turning toward mediation to negotiate their divorce. Over the past 20 years, […]

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How to determine who gets the home during a divorce

You generally retain the right to live in your Georgia home after a divorce until a judge orders you to leave. This is usually true even if the house isn’t titled in your name. Typically, such an order won’t be issued until after a final settlement is reached, but it is possible for a temporary […]

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Advanced planning is important in gray divorces

Some married couples who are over the age of 50 decide to get divorced in Georgia. When older adults divorce, they have fewer years before they retire. This makes it important to handle the division of assets carefully to protect the ability of both spouses to retire on time and to live comfortably after their […]

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Think twice before seeking a fault-based divorce in Georgia

Although some people like to claim that their spouse divorced them for no reason whatsoever, in reality, no one goes through the drama and heartbreak of a divorce without a strong incentive. Whether you and your spouse have grown apart for the last few years or there has been a sudden and catastrophic failure of […]

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