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Considerations for those going through a divorce

While most Georgia residents do not actively plan for divorce, it may not be a bad idea. Each year, 2 million divorces occur in the United States, and the divorce rate in the country is about 50 percent. Prior to filing for divorce, an individual should research local and state laws that govern the process. Furthermore, a person should determine whether getting divorced in truly in his or her best interests.

Those who have children will want to make sure that their interests are protected throughout the process. This includes thinking about what type of custody arrangement may work best for them. In some cases, this means joint custody while in others it could mean one parent having custody. There are many financial consequences to getting divorced that an individual will want to get ready for. For instance, it will be necessary to create a new budget after the divorce as well as close joint accounts.

Other decisions include whether to keep the marital home or sell it. To obtain a reasonable settlement, it may be necessary to hire accountants and other advisers in addition to an attorney. Individuals who are going through a divorce are advised to take time to work through any difficulties they are having as their marriage ends.

The end of a marriage may result in many changes to a person's lifestyle. It may also have an impact on any children a couple had during the marriage. Individuals should understand that they have a variety of options as it relates to settling their divorce. In addition to a trial, it is also possible to engage in mediation, arbitration or private talks to yield results. An attorney may assist a person during the divorce settlement process.

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