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Georgia election marred by accusation of spousal spat

Have you ever noticed that people tell you to remain calm at all the wrong times? Sometimes, a request to smooth a mood is all we need to unleash on someone. However, if you're going through a divorce or even an argument with a spouse, you should actually remain calm no matter who tells you it's a good idea.

A prenuptial agreement can provide asset protection

Those who are considering marriage in Georgia should be aware of a prenuptial agreement and how it can help them. What this agreement does is protect spouses in the event of a divorce by spelling out ahead of time what the terms of the property division are. This reduces some of the upheaval and discord that is associated with divorce and can give people peace of mind when entering into marriage.

More older Americans are divorcing

While overall divorce rates in Georgia and across the nation have declined over the past 20 years, statistics show that divorce among older Americans has skyrocketed. In fact, the number of couples splitting up after the age of 50 doubled between 1990 and 2010.

Postnuptial agreements for small business owners

Small business owners in Georgia may want to take special care to protect their companies from a divorce or dissolution. This is especially true for the founders of new startups who are looking for investments from venture capital companies. Many business advisers will recommend that business founders opt for a prenuptial agreement before getting married that specifically deals with how the business will be handled in the divorce. This does not have to mean that the other spouse walks away with nothing; it may provide for other types of compensation while keeping the company itself walled off from the property division process.

January is popular month for divorce filings

For people in Georgia, the holiday season is often a time of family gatherings and parties. When January rolls around, however, many couples decide that its time to file the divorce paperwork. The month of January is called "divorce month" by some people in the legal community because so many people choose to file for divorce at this time.

What to do about the family home in a divorc

One decision some couples in Georgia who are getting a divorce may need to make is what to do with the family home. They may want to sell it, but if one person decides to keep it, they will need to hire one or more appraisers to determine its value. The buyer should also hire a home inspector.

Self-care during divorce

When a couple in Georgia divorces, it's not unusual for both parties to experience a range of emotions. Some of these feelings may be unfamiliar and unsettling. However, the reality is that having a strong emotional reaction to the end of the marriage is normal.

Study examines causes of marital unhappiness

Many people wonder what causes couples to decide to divorce while others stay together and live out their lives successfully. Some conventional wisdom seems to indicate that people tend to become more unhappy with their marriages over time, with the "end of the honeymoon period" leading to greater dissatisfaction and discontentment. Obviously, an unhappy marriage can lead to a divorce. However, the factors that can lead to marital unhappiness are often individual and vary widely from couple to couple. Researchers at the University of Georgia came together with those at another university to examine the issue.

What actually happens in a divorce proceeding

Georgia residents and others who are in unhappy relationships should not feel as if they have to stay with their partners. However, it is also important to know that a separation or divorce won't immediately solve a person's problems. For instance, parents who weren't able to agree on how to raise their children likely won't find common ground just because they are no longer together. Individuals may also face financial issues after a divorce that could cause stress in their lives.

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