Margaret Gettle Washburn, P.C.
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Managing expectations in a Georgia divorce

A divorce may be an emotional experience for both the adults and the children. However, it is never a good idea for people to allow their emotions to dictate their thought process. For instance, one person may ask the other to leave the marital home immediately to allow another person to live there. An individual's first instinct may be to yell or otherwise get angry.

The end result may an order to leave the home, which could cause stress for any children who may live there. A better option may be to petition for a guardian ad litem who will assess the situation and most likely advise that no adults live in the home who aren't parents or family members. In some cases, a former spouse may not want to work and ask that the other person provide alimony and child support.

In many cases, a judge may reduce the amount of support a person may receive based on his or her ability to earn a living. Therefore, an individual may choose not to work without forcing the other party in the case to provide more support than is reasonable. It may also be a good idea for one party to provide extra support for a period of time strictly to benefit the children.

The end of a marriage may be a difficult time for all involved. There may be many issues to sort out including how to divide property or parental duties. An attorney may be able to help an individual obtain a favorable divorce settlement through participating in negotiations with the other party.

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Margaret Gettle Washburn, P.C.
4799 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Building J
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Phone: 770-676-1191
Fax: 770-963-2828
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