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August 2017 Archives

How estranged couples can prepare for mediation

For Georgia couples who are going through a divorce or who are considering a modification to an existing child custody or child support order, mediation could be a good option. This dispute resolution method allows couples to work together to make their own decisions about property division and other family law matters. While this method is already lower-key than litigation, former couples can still get the process to move faster if they prepare.

Post-divorce financial concerns for women

When Georgia couples get divorced, chances are that ex-wives will have a harder time than ex-husbands when trying to adjust to their financial lifestyles. According to data compiled by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013, the median salaries of divorced women tend to be 20 percent lower than those of married women. Even though women continue to earn less than their male counterparts, married women earn nearly 10 percent more than single men.

Why prenuptial agreements may be a good idea

While some Georgians may be taken aback when their fiancés tell them that they want prenuptial agreements, there are good reasons for agreeing to at least discuss them. Prenuptial agreements may protect the financial interests of both parties in the event that their marriages end in divorces. They may also serve other important functions so that the parties may have clearer understandings of the expectations that they both have.

How to get back child support

When custodial parents in Georgia ask for child support, they may also be entitled to back support. To get back support, parents must be able to establish that expenses were paid for the benefit of the child. If there is an informal agreement in place, custodial parents must show that support was not paid and that there was an effort to collect it.

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