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Setting goals in a divorce

For many who start the process of a divorce, the sole objective is survival. Nobody could blame you if this is the case. One thing to bear in mind is that stress is an inevitable part of the process, and it can be severe enough to incite panic attacks in some. You can do more than just survive, though--you can thrive. To do so, you should consider setting goals to focus on.

How do guardian ad litems affect custody decisions?

When parents divorce or separate, it's necessary to make custody and visitation arrangements for the children. Although parents are allowed to make such determinations outside of the courtroom - provided the arrangement is in the best interests of the children - some may find amicable negotiations impossible or extremely challenging without guidance from a lawyer or the courts, oftentimes meaning a judge is needed to make the final decision regarding custody.

Questions to ask before filing for divorce in Georgia

A Georgia couple facing divorce contends with so many different emotions. It could seem difficult to keep focus on the facts of what is happening, instead of just how each person is feeling. There are some questions couples should ask themselves that could save their marriage or will help them know divorce may be the best option.

Alimony help for Georgia couples facing divorce

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 There was a reason that law was passed long ago, but in so many cases these days, that reason is no longer valid.

Will Georgia stockbrokers have to lose jobs to pay child support?

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.

Report: Disabled parents have a custody disadvantage

A new comprehensive report has found that parents with disabilities many hurdles and obstacles when they attempt to obtain and keep custody of their children. Although the report focuses primarily on the plight of married parents with disabilities, it also notes that disabled parents are more likely to lose custody of their kids after a divorce or separation. In addition, they often face barriers in their attempts to adopt a child.

Should mediation play a role in your divorce?

In recent years, mediation has become a big part of the family court process in Georgia and many other U.S. states. In fact, in some jurisdictions, divorcing couples are required to make an attempt at mediation before they are allowed to schedule a traditional hearing in family court.

Can you undo a prenup?

In recent years, prenuptial agreements have grown increasingly popular among engaged couples in Atlanta and throughout the country, whether or not the soon-to-be-spouses are entering their marriage with significant assets. In fact, in a recent Reuters article, one family law attorney estimated that prenups are now at least 10 times more common than they were just 20 years earlier.

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