As family law attorneys, we hear quite a few different viewpoints on alimony, also known as spousal support, from our clients. Some of these include the following.
If you're going through a divorce, it's a good idea to sit down and think about unusual assets that you could be forgetting in your asset list. You may not know about all the assets your spouse has in their possession, but with a little creative thinking, it's possible to find more of the assets you share, so that you can get a better payout upon divorce.
One question many people have when they're going through divorce is whether or not they want to seek spousal support. Many times, spousal support isn't necessary, because both spouses work or have their own assets to fall back on. This is particularly true in short-term marriages.
The fact that Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, was getting divorced after 25 years of marriage may not have been that big of a deal, except for one small detail that the press quickly noted: The couple had no prenuptial agreement.
Your child custody case doesn't have to be something that causes you daily stress. Instead, it can be a peaceful situation if you adopt the right attitude now. This can be a challenge, especially if the divorce was contentious. You can't let those thoughts rule you now. Instead, think about what your children need.
If you are facing a divorce and have an extensive wealth portfolio, you are likely concerned with maintaining your privacy at all costs. Especially if you have a prominent profile in local business or politics, you need to move through your divorce with discretion and as far from the public spotlight as possible.
When you ask your spouse for a divorce, there's certainly no guarantee that he or she will accept that request civilly and move forward. In many cases, one person feels hurt or angry, and those feelings cause tensions to escalate. This can lead to a toxic divorce.
January is known as "divorce month," and as such, it's a good time to talk about how the new tax rules and other changes could affect your divorce. Couples who plan to divorce in 2019 should be aware that new spousal support tax rules could change the way they want to approach this typical negotiation.
What do you have to disclose about your financial affairs to your spouse during a divorce?
Many parents who go through child custody cases soon find that the children are doing things with one parent that they know the other won't allow. There isn't anything necessarily wrong with this unless the children are playing one parent against the other, which is a problematic. You and your ex might have to work to ensure that this isn't happening.
You and your spouse founded and run a successful business in the Atlanta-metro area, but your divorce may find one or both of you losing out on any future benefits. When it comes to splitting your life into two halves, doing so to the business may result in dire consequences.
With any high-asset divorce, there are many assets on the line. People in these situations need to do everything they can to protect their own interests. Georgia is an equitable distribution state, which means that you're not guaranteed anything except what is perceived as your fair share of the marital estate.
An IRA is a retirement account many people rely on. There are numerous mistakes people can make with these accounts, and one error could jeopardize how much money you end up with after you retire. One instance that can lead to a disastrous mistake involves doing the wrong thing with your IRA during a divorce.
When deciding what your family will look like after a divorce, issues of child custody and child support have to come up. They may get resolved easily if you and your ex can work together for the best interests of the child. They may grow contentious if you both fail to see eye-to-eye on these important topics.