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Are Lottery Winnings a Marital Asset?

A divorce is not final until the court enters what is called a “final decree” outlining the terms such as how property will be divided and whether either party will receive support. This typically doesn’t create conflict due to most divorcing couples refraining from acquiring additional assets until their divorce has concluded. Unfortunately, the timing of life events is not always ideal.

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Are Older Couple’s Divorce Rates Increasing?

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...

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Is It Time for A Divorce?

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.

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Should You Use a Parenting Coordinator in Your Divorce?

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.

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Are Older Couples’ Divorce Rates Increasing?

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.

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Alimony Is Gender Neutral

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.

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How Do I Prove My Spouse Committed Adultery?

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.

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Does Marriage Counseling Work?

Although Emotionally Focused Therapy is one of the methods utilized by therapist, all methods require the participants to be open and honest. Like most therapeutic methods, EFT can help develop a compassionate stance toward each other’s emotional experience but is not meant for those being deceptive or manipulative.

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