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Don't forget to look for these assets before divorcing

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.

Consider asking for spousal support to solidify your finances

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.

Customize your parenting plan to benefit your children

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.

How to maintain privacy in your high-asset divorce

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.

Watch out for toxic behaviors in a high-asset divorce

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.

It's 2019, so new spousal support rules apply now

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.

Stop children from playing parents against each other

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.

Take the right steps to help yourself during a high-asset divorce

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.

How much does it cost to raise a child?

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.

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