Division of Assets

Four Ways People Accidentally Hide Assets During a Divorce

Property division during a divorce can easily become as bad, or worse, than a child custody dispute. Each partner wants to leave the marriage with what he or she believes is a fair portion of the joint assets, and often each partner has a different understanding of the term “fair.”  Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements give […]

Why Would My Spouse Hide Assets?

Most marriages are built upon trust, and even after a divorce is initiated, spouses still believe that they can rely on their former partners to be honest during negotiations. Unfortunately, a spouse who is nervous about his or her financial future or believes that he or she is entitled to a larger share of assets […]

Tips for Creating a Realistic Budget for Your Post Divorce Life

One of the most difficult parts of negotiating a divorce is determining how much money or assets each person deserves to walk away with. When working with your attorney to decide what type of settlement is fair, it is important that you create a realistic budget for your post-divorce life. Asking for too little money […]

Tips for Selling a House During a Divorce

Once a couple decides to get a divorce, both parties must agree on the best way to divide marital assets. A couple with a house may choose to keep the house with one partner assuming the full financial responsibility, but unless the house is refinanced, both of the adults on the mortgage loan remain responsible […]

Ways to Protect Marital Property Without Crossing the Line

Fighting over marital assets is not that unusual once a contested divorce picks up steam. Both parties want to protect their rights to joint property and neither party truly trusts the other spouse. Unfortunately, in an effort to protect your property and keep your spouse from absconding with valuable items, you may accidentally go overboard […]

Types of Investments Affected by Divorce

A contested divorce can quickly turn into one of the most expensive legal battles an adult engages in during his or her lifetime. Few people come out of their divorce unscathed and many spend years recovering emotionally as well as financially. Though most are prepared for the process of dividing various assets, some do not […]

Dealing with a Pending Settlement Award During a Divorce

The average couple going through a divorce only has to face the difficult task of dividing assets acquired during a marriage. Unfortunately, an already complicated situation can become even more problematic when one spouse is expecting to receive a settlement. Over the past few years, legal proceedings involving a pending settlement have started impacting divorce […]

How Not to Get a Spouse to Move Out During a Separation

Once a marriage ends, your former partner may be ready to move on from the relationship but not ready to move out of a joint house. When both partners legally own a home and neither wants to give up his or her rights to the marital property, things can quickly become complicated.  While it is […]

Dealing with Property Loss During a Divorce

The loss of any property due to an unforeseen event or disaster is always devastating. In recent years, Georgia residents have experienced many types of emergencies that have led to millions of dollars in damage. Even with preparedness, quick response, and assistance from the state government it can take years for a person to completely […]

The Logistics of Dividing a Joint Business After a Separation

When the husband and wife stars of the HGTV reality television show ‘Flip or Flop’ announced their separation, fans of the show immediately began speculating on the show’s future since they could not imagine a couple working together publicly after a divorce. It is not unusual for couples to launch businesses together and though couple-owned […]