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Georgia residents facing divorce may not friend's advice

Many people in Georgia have close friends who are going through a divorce. Divorce is a difficult process and those going through it can sometimes find support from their friends. There are a lot of ways to show support but a recent article has pointed out there are also some things to avoid during this time.

One of the things recommended is that a friend doesn't try to play attorney. At a time when emotions can be high and a person can feel vulnerable, it is usually best if a person does the appropriate research on the steps that need to be taken rather than taking advice from a friend. Proper knowledge can prove to be valuable throughout the divorce process.

Since each divorce involves different circumstances and scenarios, there can be several items to take into consideration. Child support, alimony, and the division of property and assets are only a few of the areas that may need to be covered. Although this can seem overwhelming, all areas can be handled in an appropriate manner with the right knowledge.

While friends typically mean well, any Georgia resident going through a divorce may benefit from knowing their rights under the applicable state laws. Although this can be an emotional time, having an understanding of one's rights can help the person make informed decisions. Taking a proactive approach and knowing the best way to move forward could prove beneficial. Should a person find themselves overwhelmed, they can take comfort in knowing there is plenty of help available.

Source: Huffington Post, "Divorce Advice: What Not To Do When Your Friend Is Getting Divorced," Bridget Mallon, July 4, 2013

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