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Spousal support decisions benefit from careful consideration

Regardless of whether you expect to pay or to receive spousal support in your divorce agreement, it is wise to think carefully on this topic. In divorces involving high-assets, it is especially important to give these financial issues careful consideration. While no one wants unfair treatment, you can make the best case for yourself by learning about the alimony laws in your state.

Your high-asset divorce could affect your kids, too

When you're going through a high-asset divorce, one thing you might not be thinking about is how it could affect your children's outlook. While you're worried about their health and overall happiness, the reality is that the cost of this divorce could affect them, too.

Parenting plans for teens have unique challenges

While many people focus on child custody with younger children, there are some parents who don't divorce until their kids are teenagers. Handling custody arrangements for this type of situation is going to be much different than taking care of ones that involve younger children. One of the most challenging aspects of this type of parenting plan scheduling is that teens usually have many activities that include social, academic and extracurricular events.

Don't rule out spousal support just because you are a man

Things have changed a lot since our grandparents and great-grandparents were young married couples. More women choose to continue on the career path while more men are taking on home-related duties. What works for some Atlanta families may not work for others, making our country more diverse than ever in terms of domestic relationships.

Is it possible to 'divorce proof' a business?

You own your own business and you've worked hard to build it from the bottom up. The last thing you want is for the end of your marriage to damage or destroy the enterprise you've created. However, is it even possible to stop that from happening? It is -- but only if you plan ahead.

What is first right of refusal in a custody agreement?

Even though you have decided to end your marriage, you remain committed to raising happy, healthy and well-adjusted kids. To do so, you probably want to draft a comprehensive custody agreement that outlines how you and your ex-spouse will parent your children. While custody agreements have various provisions, successful ones often include a first right of refusal clause. 

Custody challenges for medically fragile children

Determining child custody arrangements can be difficult for all children, but when parents have a medically fragile child things get much more complicated. With children who have medical challenges, they often can't be subjected to the same custody terms as their other siblings. This means that the parents can't rely on the normal ways of handling child custody.

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