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When business owners divorce

The divorce process may be complex for a Georgia couple if they own a business. If they had a prenuptial agreement, this might be covered. A family business might also be protected by a trust that keeps assets separate. However, if neither of these is the case, then the couple may have to look at options for dividing the business.

Divorce court can't make bankruptcy decisions

Georgia residents may be interested in a case from their state that set an important precedent when it comes to making divorce agreements. In a march 2017 decision, a federal bankruptcy judge overruled a Georgia Superior Court judge's order that a divorce settlement couldn't be wiped out in bankruptcy.

Working together to make the divorce easier for the kids

Georgia parents who are going through the divorce process can become so wrapped up in the situation that they forget about how the changes to their family may be affecting their kids. However, there are certain things that parents can do to help ensure that the transition is easier for everyone involved.

Making decisions about IVF embryos when getting a divorce

When a Georgia couple decides that it is time to start a family, they may turn to in vitro fertilization in order to conceive a biological child. However, the process can be emotionally draining on many couples, potentially becoming a factor in a split or a divorce. If this happens and the couple still has frozen embryos that were not implanted, they will have to make decisions about what they want to do.

How to protect electronic data during a divorce

Georgia residents who are considering or going through a divorce know that many of their information will be perused carefully by their spouse's divorce team as part of the process going forward. And as information is increasingly electronic, they need to be careful with the things about them that are posted. This includes social media accounts as well as emails and texts that they might have thought were private and would never be read by the public.

Considerations for older people getting divorced

An increasing number of couples in Georgia and around the country are choosing to divorce after being married for decades. In 2014, people at or over age 50 were twice as likely to divorce as they were in 1990, and the number was even higher for people older than 65 years of age. When older people get divorced, there are certain things they need to consider that younger people may not have to deal with.

3 considerations of a military wife during a divorce

You stood faithfully by your spouse's side as he served in the military. Now, you find out that he filed for divorce. Whether this comes as a shock or was something you expected, there are some very important things for you to consider as you move through the divorce process.

Financial tips for older people preparing to divorce

Married people in Georgia age 50 and over belong to the demographic group with a rising divorce rate. The National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University has calculated that divorces among people over 50 have doubled since 1990. Retirement planning occupies the minds of people in this age group, and careful decisions could reduce financial hardships after a divorce.

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