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Splitting up? Separation survival strategies for families

Even the most amicable of divorces brings with it some tension and emotional upheaval. You likely know deep down that ending your marriage is for the best, but the process itself is inevitably going to be a stressful one. With over 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, it may help to remind yourself that you're not alone in this situation, but sometimes, it can feel like there's no end in sight. This may be especially true if you and your ex share children.

Don't let child custody fears delay your divorce

Child custody is usually one of the top priorities for divorcing parents. Deciding how to split custody can be difficult and time consuming, especially during divorce, which is already an emotionally tumultuous time. You may be wondering if you will lose access to your child, or if your new norm will be dealing with unfair schedules that are difficult to manage.

Getting a head start on custody schedules for Thanksgiving

When you began to think ahead to the life you and your children will share after your divorce, you may have had a thousand thoughts running through your mind. Where will they live? Should you sell your Georgia home? Which parent will share each major holiday with the kids? What do you do if a disagreement arises? These pertinent questions may have different answers for every family, depending on factors, such as what caused a divorce in the first place and what's best for the children involved.

The basics of child custody in Georgia

Divorce brings with it a variety of issues, from property division to alimony and more. However, for divorcing parents in Georgia, most other aspects tend to pale in comparison to their primary concern:  child custody. Ending a marriage is stressful for everyone but there are added complications when children are involved, with both parents usually wanting what's best for the child but also scared of relinquishing parenting time or parental rights.

Distraction is not limited to texting

A long commute can get boring quickly. If you drive the same route every day, you probably find your mind drifting or your attention wandering. To keep yourself occupied, you may turn on the radio or munch on a snack as you drive.

How much of my retirement is actually mine after divorce?

You have worked hard to save for the future and retirement, but the end of your marriage could pose a threat to your hopes for your golden years. If you are thinking of filing for divorce or have already made that decision, you would be wise to take immediate action to understand your rights and how property division works in a Georgia divorce. 

Establishing paternity can involve many complexities

If there is any uncertainty about your rights to visitation or custody of a child, regardless of whether you and the child's mother are married, divorced or unmarried, there are ways to determine paternity. Under different circumstances, you might want to disprove paternity if you believe you should not be responsible for child support, or maybe you are a mother who wants to establish paternity in order to collect child support.