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Splitting Up: Can I Keep the House in a Divorce?

In the state of Georgia, estates are divided equitably in divorces.  The house is often the largest marital asset in a divorce.  It’s possible that a house can be all marital property, partially marital and partially nonmarital property, or all nonmarital property, depending on the circumstances.  How it is categorized is extremely important to the outcome of the…

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Divorce After Decades of Marriage: How to Make Sense of It All

The headlines from not that long ago about Bill and Melinda Gates calling it quits after 27 years together have set us all back on our heels. Divorce after decades of marriage can often feel like it comes from left field to blindside everyone completely. These divorces are not uncommon and happen for many reasons,…

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Divorce over 65: What You Need to Know

Recently, we took a closer look at Gray Divorce, which is typically defined as any divorce over the age of 50. But what happens if you’re over 65 and separating from your spouse? What are the realities of late-life divorces for baby boomers who can already collect social security? According to the Pew Research Center,…

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Gray Divorce: 5 Things to Know About Divorce Over 50

The recent announcement that Bill and Melinda Gates were splitting up after 27 years of marriage sent shockwaves through the news and social media. If they are divorcing at over 60, what does that mean for other marriages? “Gray Divorce,” or divorces over 50, are not uncommon and are happening more often, even to non-celebrities.…

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4 Ways to Reduce Divorce Stress

Even when a divorce is for your family’s benefit, it can be a stressful time. During mediation, between court dates, and while you’re working on figuring out the next phase of your life, there are a few ways you can reduce your stress during a divorce. Here are some tried and true methods to help…

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Should A Significant Other be on the Pick-Up List for My Child?

We’ve recently been exploring some of the complicated issues for people who are dating after a divorce or break up with the other parent of their child. One issue that’s come up is whether a parent should put their significant other on the school Pick-Up list for their child. The answer is, as always, rather…

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What’s the Impact of Therapy on Successful Second Marriages?

There are many reasons your first marriage ended. There are more possible reasons a marriage might end than we can write here. Ultimately, you made the decision that you were better off apart than together. But what happens when you are ready to dive back into a long-term relationship. Is there anything you can do…

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A Word from Scott Shaw: The Troubling Trend to Award Alimony in Lieu of Non-Marital Disability Pension is Addressed by the Georgia Supreme Court

The fact pattern is a familiar one. Husband or Wife serves in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines. They are wounded in service and are voluntarily or involuntarily released from the military with a disability rating. This rating directly relates to the amount of disability pay they’re eligible to receive.  Disability pay,…

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