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August 2014 Archives

Your divorce agreement is not final

One of the most frightening thoughts about a divorce is how the final decision could affect the rest of your life, from how involved you are with your child’s life to how much money you can call your own. It can be a serious blow to learn that your child custody agreement only lets you see your child every other week, or that a chunk of your money will go to your former spouse. Fortunately, the court’s final decision about your divorce agreement is not actually final. It can be changed in the future if circumstances allow.

Research: a friend's divorce could mean your own divorce

We all know that choosing our friends is important, because they affect us in many ways, but it might surprise you to learn just how far the influence can extend. It’s not unheard of for a friend to suggest a TV show or book that gets you hooked, but what would you say if a friend’s divorce influenced the state of your marriage? A study from a few years ago hinted at just that possibility, claiming that a social contagion effect may cause divorces to infect friends.

Child support offenders could lose their license

Child support has been a source of tension for many divorced couples for years and years. It’s very rare that both parties are satisfied with child support payments, often because the payer believes they are paying too much, and the receiver believes that they are entitled to more. As a society, we could continue to talk about how the courts do their best to ensure that child support is fair to both parties, but the state of Georgia has recently decided to take more assertive action.

Child support orders are not permanent

If you have a child, reaching a settlement in your divorce can fill you with very mixed emotions. On the one hand, your marriage is over and you can move on with your life, but on the other hand, child support terms have just been set that will affect you for the rest of your life. If you feel that those terms are unfair to you, or that they may one day become unfair, the prospect could seem even more daunting. What you should know is that there will always be arrangements following your divorce, but the terms of these arrangements are subject to change.

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