Nearly everyone in DeKalb County has heard that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are divorcing after being married for six years, but the divorce is not as easy as some may think. Much like husbands and wives across Georgia, Moore is asking for spousal support from Kutcher.
Tax time is a confusing time, and can be even more so following a divorce. What is your filing status after divorcing during the year? What can you and what can't you claim?
One common reason for the failure of long-time marriages is infidelity. When spouses wander it can be a sign of other problems in an unraveling marriage that would otherwise be headed for divorce.
Over 10 years ago, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant were married. For celebrities, that could be considered a long time, and under some states' laws, it would mean Kobe would owe Vanessa lifelong spousal support if they were ever to divorce. Well, shortly after their 10-year anniversary, Vanessa filed for divorce. What the issues were that led to such a move are still unclear and will likely be kept private, but it seems the Bryants have been able to move past it all and are now ending their divorce proceedings. Kobe will not have to pay Vanessa alimony after all.
Just last month we brought news of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's divorce and the controversy surrounding their daughter, Suri. Very soon after, they came to an agreement on many of their divorce and custody decisions, but their settlement has only recently been made public and it appears that Cruise will owe over $33,000 a month in child support.
When most people in Smyrna hear the word "alimony" they think of men paying their ex-wives because of their disparate earnings. For a long time the spousal support system in Cobb County and across the United States helped women who were unable to earn as much as their former husbands avoid poverty and continue to have a decent standard of living following a divorce.
You've just started the process of divorcing your spouse and you turn to your ever-present companion -- Facebook. While divorcing Marietta couples may wish to vent their frustrations, feelings of betrayal, anger or general depression to all their friends on Facebook, there is a growing trend of using Facebook and other social media as evidence in family law court.
Today, more Georgia couples are opting for a legal separation as a strategy to avoid the pitfalls associated with divorce. Legal separation also allows couples in Marietta to address important issues such as alimony, division of debt, and custody or child support without going through an actual divorce. There are some who argue that a legal separation is a more fiscally sound choice than divorce, but it is important to also ensure that you protect yourself if you choose to separate.
What happens when your divorce agreement requires you to pay more in spousal support than you make in a year? You seek a modification of the agreement from the court. That's just what the Los Angeles Dodgers' owner, Frank McCourt, has done.
Divorce can be an extremely difficult process and anyone going through one can expect some problems from an ex. There is no exception for reality stars it seems. Sonja Morgan of the "Real Housewives of New York City" is seeking to enforce the $3 million lump-sum divorce judgment entered against her ex-husband. Morgan also claims her ex owes her $300,000 in back alimony, as well.