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Stepparents usually have no rights in child custody cases

In Georgia and all other states, the role of stepparents in a child custody matter can be important. It may be that a child’s stepparent is a nurturing person who develops a strong parental role in caring for a stepchild. The relationship may be greater than what the child has with a natural parent. In one recent child custody case, however, a biological mother prevailed in a battle for custody with the child’s stepmother.

International child custody case may be complex and unending

Television sitcom actress Kelly Rutherford has been embroiled in an international custody dispute for the past several years. It started in 2008 when Rutherford, while pregnant with the couple’s daughter and second child, filed for divorce. Despite a child custody agreement hammered out between the parties in April 2010, she obtained a restraining order against the father just a month later. Whether in Georgia or another jurisdiction, a custody dispute spanning the borders of foreign countries can be a most difficult and frustrating challenge for both parents.

Telling a spouse that one wants a divorce can be difficult

Even if a person in Georgia is eager to call it quits with a spouse, breaking the news to the spouse can naturally be difficult. This is because the breaking-up of a marriage can incite feelings of shock or even frustration from the other party. Taking the right steps when telling a spouse that one wishes to split up may help to make a divorce proceeding involving asset distribution much more amicable.

Child custody requires adult caring and sharing of duties

For residents of Georgia who may be entering the divorce and custody process for the first time it may help to have some preliminary ideas to think about. Divorce is never pleasant, and perhaps the best we can do is to view it as a survival experience, or a path to becoming stronger in facing life’s obstacles. With respect to child custody, this may be the toughest part, but there are ways to focus on the positive and make the most out of a new family perspective.

Billionaire hedge fund CEO files high net worth divorce

Another billionaire divorce has appeared in the public eye. It is the filing by hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin, who is estimated to be worth $5.5 billion. The filing is not in Georgia but the principles are fairly universal throughout the country. The key fact of this high net worth divorce is that it alleges the signing of a prenuptial agreement specifying the division of property terms.

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