Litigation may be the most common route for married couples seeking a divorce, but it is not the only one. There are alternate dispute resolutions you can choose to use. One is mediation, which the state of Georgia requires all couples to try before going to trial.
What was once considered taboo more than 60 years ago, divorce has become mostly socially acceptable, especially among women who generally had the most challenging time following a divorce decades ago. As such, many couples who thought they would have to "tough things out" are looking to dissolve their marriage now - sometimes even after spending decades being married.
Georgia divorced spouses may be able to say farewell to alimony being paid for life. Several states are contemplating changing laws that decree paying alimony that ends upon death. There was a reason that law was passed long ago, but in so many cases these days, that reason is no longer valid.
Georgia stockbrokers may possibly have cause to worry if they are behind on child support payments. A secretary of state in another state has revoked the license of two stockbrokers who live in different counties and owe different amounts of child support to their children's mothers. The two men are no longer allowed to sell stocks in that state unless they make arrangements for child support.
When any couple's divorce is contested, the proceedings have the potential to go on for quite some time. For those Georgia residents who are undergoing the long process of working out alimony and child custody arrangements, terming it taxing and trying may be adequate description. It's easy to say that divorce is complicated and emotional, but when you and your spouse are unable to decide on the welfare of your children or asset division, 'emotional' doesn't even cover the half of it.
Georgia-based singer Usher Raymond has reportedly asked his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, to vacate the Atlanta-area home that was awarded to him under the terms of the couple's divorce decree. Raymond has placed the home up for sale, which means that Foster will have to find a new place to live.
Last month, we wrote that Evander Holyfield had finalized his divorce from his third wife, after two years of marriage and two children together, as well as contentious allegations of abuse and infidelity. Although the couple was able to reach a divorce settlement agreement in a seemingly-harmonious manner, it appears that Holyfield's family law issues are far from over.
After nearly a decade of marriage, former heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield and his wife have divorced, according to entertainment media reports. Their divorce was finalized in Georgia family court last month, almost nine years to the day from the couple's wedding day and two years after the divorce petition was filed. They have two children together.
A member of the Atlanta Braves baseball team has reportedly separated with his wife, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. If the separation ends in divorce, it will be the second split for third baseman Chipper Jones, who went through a very public split with his first wife in 1998. Likely remembering that situation, it appears that Jones will attempt to handle this separation as privately as possible.
One of Georgia's neighboring states is considering a change to its family law process which, if passed, would significantly reduce the mandatory waiting period for couples who wish to divorce in the state. Although it seems like a simple proposal, the bill has been met with some resistance from organizations and advocates who feel that reducing the waiting period might discourage reconciliation.