It seems that more and more people around the country, including in Georgia, are celebrating when a divorce is finalized. In the past, some people saw getting a divorce as an embarrassment, whether from family and friends and the church, who believed in "til death do us part," or from a feeling of failure. These celebrations, whether joyous or subdued, are to help a person put that part of his or her life in the past.
Many older couples getting divorced worry about who will get to keep the house. However, older individuals getting divorced should be more concerned with dividing their retirement plans.
Owning a small or family business can be an incredibly rewarding venture. Whether you started the company or inherited it from a family member, it is generally quite satisfying to work for yourself, knowing that you have the power to affect not only the day-to-day operations of your business but also its future success or failure.
"Falling in love is romantic, but paying the bills is pragmatic," says American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ("AAML") President Marlene Eskind Moses in citing the commonsense and growing allure that prenuptial agreements have for individuals and couples seeking to protect retirement income.