A recent article published by Kiplinger looked at the steady increase in the rate of divorce amongst Baby Boomers since the 1990’s. This particular group of divorce candidates have been referred to as a “grey divorce”. There are several theories noted throughout the...
Month: May 2022
Sometimes signs that we may need to evaluate our relationship can be all around us. Sometimes it comes in the form of persistent arguments, infidelity or simply a feeling that the relationship isn’t providing the same fulfillment it once was. The question becomes, how can you tell if you should begin to consider divorce or work to maintain the relationship.
All of us have glanced into the window of a car passing by only to observe the driver holding a phone in one hand while attempting to drive their vehicle. This is one form of multi-tasking that the law specifically prohibits. O.C.G.A §40-6-241 makes it illegal to hold a cell phone or other wireless telecommunications device while operating a motor vehicle.
A 2021 Forbes article by Patricia Fersch looked at the impact of parent coordinators on the divorce process. A parenting coordinator are specially trained professionals that focus on helping parents manage their parenting plan, improve communication, and resolve disputes.
Most premises liability cases come in the form of “trip and fall” or “slip and fall” cases. In order to be successful in a premises liability case the plaintiff must plead and prove that (1) the defendant had actual or constructive knowledge of the hazard; and (2) the plaintiff, despite exercising ordinary care for his or her own personal safety lacked knowledge of the hazard due to the defendant’s actions or to conditions under the defendant’s control.
Other articles on the subject of “grey divorce” focus on the unique challenges facing divorcing couples over the age of 50. For instance, issues such as earning income after 50 and the reduction in retirement accounts due to equitable division in a divorce are major considerations.
The case involving an “at fault” party who leaves the scene of an accident is referred to by law enforcement as a hit and run. Under the Georgia code O.C.G.A. §40-6-270 the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, the death of a person or damage to a vehicle shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in 1979 that alimony is gender neutral. This means that it is the law of the land that courts must consider men equally eligible to receive alimony as that of women. Despite this fact, there are several women that are surprised to learn that they may have to support their soon to be ex-spouse after their marriage ends.
Adultery has been defined by the Georgia criminal code O.C.G.A §16-6-19 as a married person voluntarily having sexual intercourse with a person other than his or her spouse. When the statute was enacted by the legislature it was meant to impose criminal liability for this transgression. Although prosecutors don’t bring charges for adultery today infidelity by a spouse can still have a profound effect on a divorce proceeding.
The classification of property during a pending divorce can be the source of extensive litigation. Ultimately, these issues are decided by judges who have their own experiences and view certain facts differently.