There can certainly be many and, to some people, non-obvious things to think about during the divorce process. Attend to this, tick off that, make a change here, check that box there. There can be matters to focus upon from property division and support issues to visitation and a host of other matters.
"It's helpful to get married, if you want to get divorced."
Most people -- friends, family members, co-workers, gym acquaintances -- generally have a pretty good take on where someone is emotionally regarding thoughts about his or her ex-spouse following a divorce.
Have you heard of the online dating sites Match.com or eHarmony? Do you perhaps peruse them occasionally or even have an account and active profile on one, both or some other Internet entity?
Every year around this time, newly divorced persons across the country, including in Georgia, confront a novel and, for some, frustratingly complex, experience: filing taxes for the first time in many years as an individual and not in tandem with another person as a married couple.
Georgia parents contemplating divorce often and for obvious reasons are centrally concerned with matters surrounding child support, with distinct and quite separate issues coming into play for a parent seeking support and the parent who will be tasked to pay it, respectively.
The author of a recent New York Times article extolled the virtues of technology in its assist to divorced couples who want virtually nothing to do with each other following a split. The article cited communication boosts such as emails, texting, video conferencing and online calendars as alternatives to face-to-face communication in helping ex-warring couples reach agreement on matters ranging from child custody issues, visitation, child support and just about everything else that a post-divorce family might contemplate.
Similarly to many other divorces, child support duties often figure into high-asset divorces.
Randy Kessler, the chair of the American Bar Association's Family Law Section, doesn't mince words when he talks about former spouses communicating following a divorce.
When parents lose their children to foster care, they're often concerned with what goes on beyond their purview. In the past, biological parents who lost child custody rights to their kids had no way of knowing how their children were being raised, or whether or not their children were in an environment that looked down upon their biological parents.