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Understanding the various aspects of divorce in Georgia

On Behalf of | Aug 13, 2015 | Divorce |

Many times when people decide that they are going to divorce, they do not take all the factors of the process into account beforehand. There are many aspects involved in divorce, which can add stress and tension if one is not prepared. Those in Georgia who are considering divorce may want to seek the assistance of a family law professional who is knowledgeable about the process.

Finances play a large role both during and following a divorce. Understanding the costs associated with separating and the division of assets, as well as providing for oneself and any children, is incredibly important. Savings, retirement and debts may all be split equitably during the divorce, leaving one with more or less than he or she originally thought. If only one party is employed that should be taken into account during the divorce as well.

When children are involved, arrangements for child custody and support also have to be made. If both parents are working full-time jobs, child care while they are at work will need to be considered. Furthermore, children react in a variety of ways to different situations, so it is critical to be open and honest with one’s children, while making sure to make arrangements that are in their best interest.

Other things like the family home and alimony are all part of the divorce package. Parties who are choosing to divorce have resources available to them who can provide assistance with finances, child custody and more. Professionals with experience handling divorces can also provide a great deal of help to Georgia couples.

Source:, “Think You’re Ready to Divorce, Moms? Consider These Things First”, Laura Lifshitz, Aug. 10,2015


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