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Divorce decision should not be judged as harmful to children

Parents in Georgia who are considering divorce may in many cases be doing their children a disservice by putting off the inevitable in the hope of protecting the children from the negative effects of a marital dissolution. Communication between spouses of the consequences of divorce on the children is a healthy exercise that should be encouraged. All too often the lack of communication escalates the assumptions and misperceptions, leading to greater chasms of misunderstanding between the spouses, which negatively impacts the children.  

Studies favor shared child custody orders with fairly equal time

Federal statistics reportedly show that children with two parents are more likely to be successful students who don't get in trouble and who stay out of jail. Kids with two active parents are generally more secure, drug and alcohol-free, and not pregnant or depressed. Only a few states, however, strongly push divorcing couples into a shared child custody arrangement that attempts to parse the time relatively equally between the parents each week. In Georgia, the typical arrangement gives primary custody to one parent  and secondary custody to the other, with some shared decision-making.

Divorce can result in positive benefits for the children

The conventional wisdom has always predominantly stressed that divorce is a devastating blow to minor children and something that can scar them for life. However, experts today recognize certain benefits of divorce or at least ways in which good parenting can facilitate strength and growth for children of a divorce. The theory holds true in Georgia as well as all other states.

Prepare residential real estate steps during and after divorce

For most people, the decision over what to do about the marital home is a key issue in divorce proceedings. The choices for divorce negotiations regarding the marital residence in Georgia boil down to selling the property and splitting the proceeds as agreed or transferring the property to one of the spouses as sole owner of the premises. The first option is easy, but the second raises logistical moves and financial restructuring needs that must be carried out.

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