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Quick divorce after marriage may have several causes

One of the more puzzling phenomena is the surprisingly short-lived marriage, i.e., the one that doesn't even make it out of the first year. It's often difficult to understand such an abrupt change by two people who were so recently head-over-heels in love. It is generally recognized that early romanticism must commonly give way to the realities of day-to-day living and surviving. That dynamic, however, does not adequately explain why some marriages, nationally and in Georgia, proceed straight to divorce court within months of the wedding vows.

Divorce support groups may provide key help for the transition

January is National Divorce Month in Georgia and other states. The designation is apropos because January is usually the month with the highest numbers of divorces each year. Because divorce is sometimes more inconvenient and particularly stressful over the holiday months at the end of the year, people wait until the new year to strike out on their own.

Wife appeals Hamm divorce; $1 billion award is insufficient

A high net worth divorce in Georgia or anywhere else can set the stage for legal arguments, unresolved controversy, and several appeals. Although Harold Hamm's wife, Sue Ann Arnall,  originally said she would not accept a judge's award of $975 million from the oil tycoon, she went ahead and cashed Hamm's check for that amount. The payment represented the family law judge's order of property division in the couple's divorce case.

New Year resolutions may include filing for divorce

The new year sparks people in Georgia and countrywide to make resolutions. The thought of making the same mistakes in the new year, or of remaining in the throes of bad habits and destructive dynamics, motivates people. It marks a chance to take decisive action toward substantial change. The principle applies fairly significantly to the filing of new divorce actions.  

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