April 2018 Archives

Child custody: What to do when modifications are required

One of the biggest challenges divorced couples in Georgia can face is determining who will have custody of the children. It is difficult enough when both parents reside in the same geographical area. But what happens when one parent needs to relocate for a job, or to care for ailing or elderly parents, or for some other unforeseen reason? In this instance, modifications will need to be made to the existing child custody agreement.

Finances and divorce after 50

The rates at which couples dissolve their marriages in the United States have been on the decline in recent years. However, there is one age group for whom this does not hold true. For those over 50, the divorce rate has doubled since the 1990s. Though it clearly impacts both men and women in Georgia, one area affecting women more than men, particularly women over 50, is the area of finances.

Alimony, divorce and the new tax law

While many locations have seen a drop in the divorce rate recently, 2018 may prove to be the exception. With the changes to alimony created by the new tax law, people who may be contemplating a divorce in Georgia may decide to follow through with the idea. The new law changes how alimony is treated for tax purposes.

Child custody and unmarried parents

When a child loses his or her parents the resulting trauma can be devastating to everyone involved. If the deceased couple were married and the parents of the surviving children, child custody of the children will often go to a surviving family member who is able to care for them. But what if the parents were not married and there is another parent in the picture from a previous relationship? Such is the child custody case of a gentleman in Columbus, Georgia.