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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.

The emotional and financial costs of gray divorce

Gray divorces are becoming far more common in Georgia and around the country even though the overall divorce rate remains fairly stable. In 1990, only one in 10 divorces involved spouses over the age of 50. That figure has now risen to one in four. This trend has experts in some quarters worried as the emotional fallout from a gray divorce can be extremely hard and the financial consequences are often dire.

Divorcing parents should not overburden their kids

Georgia parents who are divorcing know the stress the process can cause. It can be taxing in any number of ways. It can also be hard on their kids. The effects of their parents divorcing can be severe on the children, and it can impact them intio adulthood. Studies have shown that children of divorce are at an increased risk of forming negative relationships or being overweight. There are steps divorcing parents can take, though, to minimize the negative consequences for their kids.

Protecting a financial future after getting divorced

There are several steps that individuals in Georgia can take to protect their savings in the event of a divorce. First, it can be a good idea to create a budget that will take into account housing, health care and other expenses a person will need to pay on his or her own. It is fine to use rough estimates until exact figures become available. Creating a budget can help a person determine whether it is necessary to cut expenses or increase retirement contributions.

Tips for co-parenting a teenager

For some divorced Georgia parents, co-parenting a teenager can present some challenges. Some parents may assume that the teen is mature enough to need less hands-on parenting. While teens do need to be treated differently from younger children, it is still important for parents to remain involved.

Health and life insurance coverage concerns during split

When Georgia couples are going through a divorce, they have many issues to negotiate. Often, as a result, concerns about insurance policies are forgotten. However, health and life insurance policies are two types of insurance that should be addressed during the split. Being informed about the way divorce can affect coverage and planning for these changes can make the transition into life post-divorce easier.

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