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Is It Mine, Yours or Ours?

Divorce means that not only will you and your spouse be separating but you’ll also have to part with certain property. Georgia follows the equitable division rule of marital property meaning couples must divide property fairly not necessarily equally. What’s fair is fair, right? Simple. Not exactly! First of all, what is property? Property is not just your marital home, your lake house or the plot of land in the country. It includes anything of value, ie cars, furniture, bank accounts, retirement plans, pensions, etc. There are two types of property: marital and separate property. Generally, marital property is acquired by either spouse during the marriage and separate property was acquired

Not Just About Marriage . . .

On Friday June 26, 2015 the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that same sex couple marriage is legal in all 50 states. While thousands of couples rushed out to the local courthouse to officially and LEGALLY say “I do” others were thankful for the flip side of the issue-the right to get a legal divorce. Prior to Friday’s decision, same sex couple marriage was legal in 37 states. Over the years many same sex couples residing in the other 13 states travelled for the right to legally wed. But, like all love struck newlyweds, no one considered the difficulties and legal issues involved should they wish to reconsider “until death do us part.” Every state imposes residency and jur

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