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Olympian Lindsey Vonn and husband to divorce

When skier Lindsey Vonn checked her time after completing the downhill ski event of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she knew that she had won the gold medal. In interviews following her emotional win, she credited her husband and coach, Thomas, for helping her achieve that major personal goal. Less than two years later, however, the couple has reportedly filed for divorce as the ski season is just getting underway, leaving many wondering what toll the split will take on her both personally and professionally.

Consider incorporating an alimony trust into your Georgia divorce

If your spouse has been ordered to pay alimony, whether rehabilitative or for the remainder of your life, you will likely come to depend on those maintenance payments for your livelihood. So what happens if your former spouse passes away or becomes financially insolvent and is no longer able to make the payments?

Terrell Owens makes child support payment to avoid jail time

It seems that not a month goes by without some family court complaint or criminal charges being filed against professional football player Terrell Owens regarding unpaid child support. In the latest installment of Owens' ongoing child support drama, a warrant for his arrest was recently rescinded after he made his court-ordered child support payment to the mother one of his four children. It only remains to be seen whether Owens will be back in court next month on similar charges.

Georgia family court judge finalizes singer's divorce

A family court judge in Fulton County has signed off on the divorce settlement agreement of singer Christina Milian and rapper and producer The Dream, whose real name is Terius Nash. The couple was married for just over two years, during which time they had one daughter together.

Women more likely to face long-term financial effects of divorce

According to a recent study, women who file for divorce are more likely to suffer long-term financial repercussions of that split than women who remain married or remarry following divorce. Specifically, the data indicates that divorced women may end up with less money when they enter retirement as a result of the loss of their former spouse's Social Security retirement benefits.

Kim Kardashian reportedly asks court to deny alimony

As most of our Georgia readers probably already know, reality television star Kim Kardashian filed for divorce earlier this week from her husband, professional basketball player Kris Humphries. Few people were shocked by the announcement, although the speed at which it occurred surprised some: the divorce filing was made 72 days after their reported $10 million wedding and just a few weeks after their two-part wedding special aired on the E! network.

Georgia judge champions divorce prevention act

In an effort to lower the rate of "preventable" divorces, a retired Georgia judge is encouraging states throughout the country to pass and implement the "Second Chances Act." The purpose the act is to reduce the number of couples who divorce for "soft" reasons, such as communication issues or growing apart.

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