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April 2011 Archives

Increase of divorce indicates improved economy

According to recent data from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, there are 4.95 divorces per 1,000 people in the United and 9.8 marriages per 1,000 people. That translates into a divorce rate of 50 percent. But the upturn in the economy may soon bring about more divorces than we have in the last few years. That according to divorce lawyers, who say that periods of economic turmoil, historically, lower divorce rates and less separations.

Protect your assets with a prenuptial agreement

Many brides and grooms may be preparing to get married in Georgia this spring and summer, but they may also want to consider signing a premarital agreement while checking off their wedding to-do list. Getting married is an exciting time in anyone's life, but many of us also understand that there may be challenges down the road that could put a marriage in question. For some Georgia couples, signing a prenuptial agreement may be beneficial in order to protect each other's assets and expectations in the case of a divorce.

Charlie Sheen's 'winning' streak ends with child custody battle

He may or may not be a warlock, but news sources report that Charlie Sheen lost his most recent bid to get sole custody of his twin sons from ex-wife Brooke Mueller this week. It's another setback for Sheen, who was fired from his well-paying "Two and a Half Men" job in March.

Divorcing business owners: options for property settlement

We have previously written on this blog about steps one should take in an effort to protect one's business assets in the event of a divorce. The advice we have given comes from a 5-part series written by Jeffery Landers, a Divorce Financial Strategist.

Custody battles: be prepared to be scrutinized

One thing parents may overlook when they initiate a battle with their partner over custody of their children is the ability of the court to scrutinize their personal life in order to determine parental fitness and the best interests of the children.

Suit filed, argues "deadbeat parents" have right to an attorney, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at a New York Times article detailing a lawsuit that was recently filed against the state of Georgia for maintaining a system of "debtor prisons" which incarcerate parents for their inability to pay child support.

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