Division of Assets

Factors That Influence How Retirement Plans are Divided During Divorce

Deciding how to divide retirement benefits during a divorce might seem easy, but many people find that it is one of the most challenging parts of the divorce process. Not only is it critical to determine whether you will divide the assets with your spouse or keep them to yourself, you also must answer a […]

The Role of Stock Options in Divorce Settlements

If you are going through a divorce, you likely know by now that all marital assets, as well as debts, must be divided. While things like the family’s house and bank accounts often form the focus of this division process, stock options must also be divided, yet are frequently overlooked. Some parties forget to include […]

Identifying Assets in Farm Family Prenuptials

Many people still view prenuptial agreements as something that should not be part of a marriage. In reality, Georgia farmers can benefit from realizing that prenuptial agreements are a type of insurance that can provide helpful assistance in case a marriage does not last. These agreements merely help to make sure that each party leaves […]

Keeping the Family Farm Intact During a Georgia Divorce

Farms play an important role in the lives of many Georgia families. Current data reveals that Georgia has 9.9 million acres devoted to farms, which equates to more than 42,000 individual farms. While it might seem challenging, some Georgia farmers who end up divorcing are ultimately able to keep their farms. Even though it might […]

Family Issues and Georgia Farm Animals

Ranking fourth among the states with the most farms, Georgia is home to 78,000 farms, which cover 34.2 million acres of land. Unfortunately, Georgia also sees many divorces. When farmers divorce, there are often animal issues involved. As technology continues to advance, more farmers will likely be left with the issue of not only how […]

How to Avoid Financial Challenges of Divorce

Divorce is difficult. In addition to the variety of emotions you experience as you navigate the process, divorce can also directly challenge your finances. If you do not enter into the divorce process with control of your emotions and an understanding of your financial situation, you might find that the divorce jeopardizes your financial future. 

Fortunately, […]

Relationship Between Divorce and Irrevocable Trusts

The division of marital and separate property between the spouses is one of the most time-consuming and complex parts of a divorce. Fortunately, it is possible to create an irrevocable trust before marriage to shield assets from the division process that occurs during a divorce. This option is available because many people encounter increased challenges […]

How Divorce can Impact Your Student Loan Debt

Divorce can force people to experience many difficult emotions. There is also the additional stress of  dividing all of your assets and debt. When student loan debt is concerned, you might be concerned about whether you will be required to pay it off by yourself or if your spouse will ultimately be deemed partially responsible […]

Should My Spouse’s Name be Taken Off the Mortgage?

In the case of many divorcing couples, marital homes are one of the most valuable assets. As a result, divorcing couples often must decide what to do with the property. There are three general ways to handle a marital home — spouse 1 retains the house, spouse 2 retains the house, or both spouse 1 […]

Common Questions About Property Division During Divorce

Divorce is a trying time, which is why it is important to make sure that you are positive about ending your marriage before proceeding. Not only is it difficult to divide property, it is also common for people navigating the process to experience overwhelming emotions about having their assets divided between them and their former […]

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