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5 Essential Considerations for Your Divorce Case

By Pierce Blitch, Partner at The Nelson Law Group

  1. Meeting Georgia’s Divorce Requirements
    To initiate a divorce in Georgia, certain prerequisites must be met. At least one spouse must
    have resided in the state for a minimum of six months prior to filing. Grounds for divorce in
    Georgia can vary from fault-based, such as adultery or desertion, to no-fault, where the
    marriage is irretrievably broken with no possibility of reconciliation.
  2. Equitable Division of Assets and Debts
    In Georgia, the division of assets and debts is governed by the principle of equitable distribution.
    Rather than an automatic 50/50 split, this entails a fair and just apportionment by considering
    factors like each spouse’s financial contributions, earning capacity, and future needs. This
    encompasses property, investments, and debts accrued during the marriage. On the other hand,
    property acquired before the marriage or inherited during the marriage is generally classified as
    “separate property” and will not be subject to division.
  3. Child Custody: Prioritizing the Child’s Best Interests
    When it comes to child custody, Georgia courts prioritize the best interests of the child above all
    else. In cases where parents cannot reach amicable agreements outside of court, various
    factors are considered, including each parent’s ability to nurture the child, the child’s relationship
    with each parent, and the children’s adjustment to home, school, and the community.
  4. Financial Planning: The Importance of Budgeting
    Divorce inevitably brings about significant financial changes. It’s imperative for individuals
    undergoing divorce proceedings to develop a realistic budget that encompasses legal
    expenses, daily living costs, and potential alterations in income. This budgeting exercise should
    also account for the expenses associated with establishing a new household post-divorce.
    Sound financial planning can alleviate stress and provide clarity regarding post-divorce financial
  5. Seeking Support: Embracing Emotional and Professional Guidance
    Your divorce case can be emotionally taxing and legally intricate. Seeking support through
    counseling, support groups, or the unwavering presence of friends and family can offer
    invaluable solace. Because life after the divorce is often a challenge that many find difficult to adjust to, it is
    important to seek professional assistance for financial planning and legal matters if needed.
    While going through a divorce is undeniably challenging, approaching it with foresight and
    realistic expectations can ease the burden. By staying informed about your rights and
    responsibilities, and seeking the necessary support, you can manage this transition with greater
    resilience and confidence.


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