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September 2014 Archives

The most common divorce statistic may be a lie

Many of us have been told throughout the course of our lives that nearly half of marriages end in divorce. This divorce statistic is often spun to achieve a certain end: some use it to dissuade people from getting married, arguing that they’ll just get divorced anyway, and some claim that it reveals how little our society currently values marriage. Regardless of which side of the fence you fall on, it may surprise you to learn that this statistic is not, and never was, true.

Georgia man jailed for interference with child custody

Child custody orders can be difficult to deal with, especially if you feel that they are unfair to you and your circumstances. Nobody likes to be told when they can and cannot see their children, but it's important to remember that custody orders are legally binding contracts. Disobeying custody orders is against the law and could have serious legal ramifications including fines or even jail time. This is why it's important to take your divorce case seriously and fight for the custody you deserve.

Is there a bias toward women in child custody cases?

Many people believe that women are more likely to be given child custody in a divorce case than men, simply because of their gender. This belief is not entirely without merit, as there has been much supporting data to prove that women have often been given sole custody in previous decades. However, contemporary legal precedent acknowledges that having both parents involved in their lives is usually better for children, and we have seen many more cases of joint custody, particularly in Georgia, where parenting time arrangements are often split completely evenly.

Higher assets mean higher stakes in divorce

Almost everyone in the world wants to have more money, and with good reason. A large amount of wealth can be a blessing in terms of not wanting for material possessions, but in some instances it can also be a curse. One of those instances is divorce. The fact of the matter is that in a divorce, assets will be divided, and the more you have, the more you have to lose.

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