What Is a “Gray Divorce”?

Divorces are increasing for older adults. Adults between the ages of 55 to 64 years have the highest divorce rate in the nation, according to the United States Census.  The term “gray divorce” is being used to describe divorces when spouses are over 50 years old. Some sources use the spelling “grey” when discussing gray… read more

What To Do If a Spouse Refuses To Move Out During a Divorce

A divorce can be a complex and emotional process. One of the challenges that can arise during a divorce is when one spouse refuses to move out of the shared home.  A spouse refusing to move out during a divorce can be incredibly stressful if the couple has children. The situation can create a tense… read more

Can I Stop a Divorce if the Paperwork Has Already Been Filed in Georgia?

Most people who file for divorce in Georgia go through with the process until it is finalized. However, there are situations where a spouse or a couple might want to stop a divorce after the papers have been filed. Regardless of the situation, a Georgia family court judge can stop a divorce even after the… read more

What Happens if a Spouse Refuses To Sign the Divorce Papers in Georgia?

If you’re considering divorce in Georgia, you may be wondering what happens if your spouse refuses to sign the divorce papers. The answer may surprise you. In most cases, you can still get divorced even if your spouse doesn’t want to sign the papers. Here’s what you need to know. Georgia Divorce The Georgia divorce… read more

Are My Assets in Danger if Spouse Causes a Car Accident During Divorce?

A car accident can be extremely frustrating. In addition to dealing with your injuries and property damage claims, the other driver might sue you for damages. If so, you could be liable for a substantial judgment.  However, what happens when your spouse causes a car accident during a divorce? Could the injured party try to… read more

How to Request a Drug Test in Your Child Custody Case

Substance abuse is a severe problem in the United States. Tragically, many children live in homes with a parent who is addicted to drugs. Courts seek to protect children when they are made aware that a parent has a substance abuse problem. If you believe your child’s other parent is using drugs, you can request… read more

Is My Spouse Entitled to My Inheritance After Divorce?

Generally, inheritance is considered separate property during a divorce action. Therefore, your spouse should not be entitled to the inheritance you receive before or after a divorce. It remains yours unless you convert the funds into marital property.  After your divorce, whether your spouse receives an inheritance from your estate depends on the terms of… read more

Divorcing A Narcissist: Tips, Tools, And What To Expect

The divorce process can be emotionally draining and painful. Even when spouses agree to an uncontested divorce, ending a marriage can be a traumatic experience. When one of the spouses is a narcissist, seeking a divorce can be more traumatic and stressful for the other spouse.  What Is a Narcissist? Your spouse may have narcissistic… read more

What Are the 4 Types of Alimonies in Georgia?

Georgia’s four types of alimony are temporary, permanent, periodic, and lump sum alimony. Each type of spousal support is based on different criteria. Alimony payments may be direct cash payments to the ex-spouse, or the alimony may be paid in non-cash payments, such as making mortgage payments.  What Are the Types of Spousal Support Granted… read more

What is the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation?

When spouses want to end a marriage, they have a few different legal options. Divorce is the most common route to permanently dissolve the marriage. However, some circumstances make divorce an undesirable or impractical option.  Legal separation is an alternative that offers many of the benefits of divorce, but it also keeps certain legal arrangements… read more