Many people live their entire life in a relationship that makes them unhappy. Although they think about divorce every now and again, they never move forward with the process.
In the event of a divorce, you'll have many things to think about. If you don't devote the necessary time and attention to each detail, you could overlook something of vital importance.
One of the most difficult things to predict in a contentious divorce is how assets will get divided between you and your spouse. If you can't agree on who should get what or on the fairest way to divide assets, the courts will make that decision for you. The courts will try to arrange for what they consider an "equitable division" of your assets. However, equitable doesn't actually mean even or a 50/50 split. Equitable means fair, and fair could mean more going to one spouse under certain circumstances.
If you are going through divorce, you know that matters of property division can be hotly contested.
At the time that you and your husband were building a family, you were also building a medical practice in Alpharetta. It was one of your proudest moments when you were finally able to strike out on your own. Unfortunately, while you were getting your practice off the ground, things took a turn in your marriage.
If you are going through a divorce with a spouse who owns a business, you must be alert to the signs of impending Sudden Income Deficit Syndrome (SIDS).
Navigating a divorce can be extremely complicated. This is especially true if you have to deal with issues such as custody and high-value property division. If you do not take appropriate steps to take care of your financial interests, you could find yourself with less than you need. When you are starting over after a marriage, doing so in a secure economic position can reduce the stress that comes with a divorce.
Getting divorced can be a difficult process, especially if you and your former spouse don't agree on critical issues. Many times, child custody and visitation are contentious. You may not agree about who gets the kids on certain holidays or how to arrange vacations. Asset division can be just as complicated and frustrating. The more assets you have accumulated during your marriage, the harder the process of asset division can become. You and your former spouse probably won't agree about who gets what and how to divide the assets fairly, which can lead to a protracted divorce process.
One of the most frustrating parts of getting divorced is losing out on the time you used to spend with your children. When you combine that with arguments with your former spouse and the sudden demand for child support out of each paycheck, it's a perfect storm for bad decisions. Especially if your former spouse is withholding or severely limiting your visitation, you may feel strongly about child support requirements. However, failing to pay your child support in full and on time can have a real, adverse impact on your ability to obtain full or partial custody as your divorce proceeds.