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December 2011 Archives

Man files for divorce after 77 years of marriage

After learning of an affair that took place more than 50 years ago, a 99-year-old man has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly a century. The man and woman have now become one of the oldest couples to file for divorce in history, according to media reports.

Mel Gibson's divorce settlement finalized

Early next year, the marriage of actor Mel Gibson and his wife of 31 years will officially be over, following a two-year divorce process that culminated in the approval of a settlement agreement last week. Although there are few details available about the high-asset divorce agreement, entertainment reporters are speculating that Gibson's wife may receive half of his earnings.

Navigating the holidays after a divorce

Throughout Georgia, the many people who have separated or been divorced from their spouses in the last year are preparing to spend their first holiday without their spouse. Regardless of whether you have children or of the situation that led to your divorce, your first holiday alone will likely be a difficult one.

Kobe Bryant and wife reach divorce settlement

More than eight years after she famously stood by her husband through allegations of sexual assault and admissions of infidelity, Vanessa Bryant has filed for divorce from her husband, professional basketball player Kobe Bryant. Although Vanessa has not publicly stated why she decided to file for divorce, many are speculating that Kobe's continued philandering may have motivated her decision.

Many Atlanta parents do not receive full child support

In 2009, approximately $35 billion being owed in child support in the United States. Unfortunately, only about 60 percent of that amount was actually received by custodial parents. According to a new report from the United States Census Bureau, less than half of all custodial parents in Georgia and throughout the U.S. receive the full amount of child support owed to them by the noncustodial parents of their children.

Atlanta pastor takes leave after wife files for divorce

Last week, the beleaguered pastor of an Atlanta-area megachurch announced his plans to take a leave of absence from the church after his wife stated her intent to file for divorce. However, during Sunday church services at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Bishop Eddie Long reiterated that he would not be permanently resigning from his position as senior pastor, despite critics' insistence that he step down.

Should you use mediation to resolve your family law issues?

What if we told you that there was a way to resolve your divorce or other family law issues that would save you time and money, while also preserving your relationship with your ex-spouse? You might not believe that such a thing exists. But it does, and it is called mediation.

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