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July 2018 Archives

Rights of unmarried fathers

Georgia children are much more likely to be born to fathers who are not married to their mothers than in previous decades. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while just over 18 percent of children were born to unmarried parents in 2007, that figure has more than doubled to 40 percent around the country.

More millennials are choosing prenuptial agreements

Getting a prenuptial agreement is becoming increasingly popular among millennials in Georgia and across the U.S. A survey of attorneys that was completed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that more than half of the respondents reported that they had witnessed an increase in prenuptial agreements among this particular demographic.

Divorce can be a time of financial shocks

When people in Georgia decide to divorce, the financial effects of ending a marriage can be some of the most difficult to deal with, even beyond emotional and practical concerns. Ending a marriage can force difficult financial reckonings for both spouses, especially when it comes to learning the full extent of family debt and making changes to support fiscal sustainability as a single person. One recent study of 1,750 divorcing women looked at the kind of financial surprises that can accompany a divorce, especially as nearly half of the participants said they faced unexpected changes.

Who pays for student loan debt in a divorce?

Student loan debt continues to be a problem plaguing families across the nation. Education is not getting any cheaper, but several individuals need it for their desired jobs. Atlanta is no stranger to this issue. Recent studies show that it has the second highest amount of debt in the nation, behind only Washington, D.C.

How to create a parenting plan that works

Georgia parents who are no longer in a relationship with each other may have to work out a parenting schedule so that they can both spend time with their children. When people are trying to create a parenting schedule, it is a good idea for them to think about several things so that the plan that they end up with is one that will work best for them.

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