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Dealing with unexpected restrictions during divorce

When people in Georgia are going through a divorce, they can face unexpected hurdles, especially when they have significant financial assets to deal with. Many people expect that the financial changes that take place with divorce will happen quickly, but some can take a longer period of time. For example, if one spouse provides health insurance for the other, that policy will need to remain intact until the divorce is finalized. This is true even if the policy is maintained privately as may be the case when one spouse is in private practice as a doctor, dentist or lawyer.

For health insurance and other policies, there is a financial freeze in place during the a divorce proceedings. During that time, significant changes cannot be made to bank accounts, real estate or life and car insurance policies as well as health insurance. It can be important to remember to make those changes as soon as the divorce is completed, however, especially for retirement accounts, life insurance policies and other accounts with a beneficiary named upon the death of the policyholder. Loved ones and family members of deceased people have been thrown into chaos when substantial assets pass through these accounts to a divorced former spouse.

In addition, people with children need to be careful while the divorce is pending. Parents who are planning interstate or international travel with their children will need to get written permission from the other parent or a court in order to do so. Doing so without this kind of permission can severely hinder a parent's claim for custody.

Going through a divorce can be more complicated than it seems, especially with the snags that can accompany the division of assets. A family law attorney may help a divorcing spouse represent their interests in terms of property division, spousal support and other key issues.

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