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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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Hidden Assets in Divorce and How to Find Them: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

Technology is constantly evolving.  When I began law school typewriters and carbon paper were still used in law offices. Though, it was rare – I’m not that old. Today, we work in The Cloud and I personally love doing Zoom trials.   Money is no longer just cash, check, or credit. Just like Zoom has become normal…

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A Word from Scott Shaw: FAQ – Should I File for Divorce or Legally Separate?

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is “should I file for divorce or legal separation?”  In the State of Georgia, both actions can trigger similar outcomes in terms of awarding child custody, child support, alimony, distribution of assets, marital home, cars, debts and other property, and allowing the spouses to move forward as…

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A Child’s Guide: How to Help Your Kids Understand Co-Parenting

After a divorce, children will need to learn a new normal. It’s up to the parents to help them understand how things have changed and, specifically, how things won’t change. There are a few things you can do to encourage your kids to embrace their new situation with positivity. In this post, you’ll find advice…

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A Word from Scott Shaw: The Important and Hidden Reasons for a Prenup

Prenuptials are agreements made before marriage that define how the marital and premarital estate will be divided by a Georgia Superior Court in the event of a divorce.  It can define what assets will remain your separate, non-marital assets, what assets will become marital assets (and how that is to be defined), and it can determine…

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