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The Role of a Business Lawyer in the Formation Stage

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At the startup stage of any business, owners are understandably looking for every opportunity to decrease expenses. Entrepreneurs are keen to only spend money that keeps the lights on for the near future.

Because Georgia business owners are not required by law to retain an attorney when starting a company, many view the costs associated with business attorneys as less-than-critical. With so many resources available online, it is easy to view legal expertise as nothing more than... READ MORE.
 
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How Divorce Affects Your Georgia Estate Plan

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Many spouses do not know just how much the other spouse has permeated their lives until someone files for divorce. In a divorce, both spouses must disclose seemingly every detail of their lives to the other’s attorney. With so much going on, plenty of spouses forget about updating their wills and estate plans.

An important note here is that, once someone files for divorce in Georgia, a temporary standing order prevents either spouse from selling assets or spending a large amount of money. This sometimes restricts certain actions related to estate planning. So, you should refrain from making drastic changes to your wills and trusts after you or your spouse files the Petition for Divorce. READ MORE
 
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What Must You Do Before Filing for Divorce in Georgia?

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You've made up your mind. You've done everything reasonable to save your marriage, but it's become clear that the best thing for you and your kids is to divorce your spouse. How do you get things started?

The short answer is to call a quality family law attorney. While that is absolutely the smartest move, you should be aware of some prerequisites, for lack of a better term, before filing for divorce in Georgia.

Grounds for Divorce

Spouses in Georgia may file for divorce on the grounds that their marriage is "irretrievably broken." This is the no-fault option for couples... READ MORE.
 
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Prenuptial Agreements — What Can They Actually Do in Georgia?

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As with so many other things in society, millennials are rewriting the rules. With a more equitable workforce (in terms of gender), marrying later in life, and a desire to hold onto hard-earned assets, prenuptial agreements are as popular as ever. It seems fiancés are discovering that prenuptial agreements are useful for more than just the ultra-wealthy.

Functions of Prenuptial Agreements in Georgia

The most widely understood utility of prenuptial agreements is the ability for independently wealthy spouses to keep many of their assets after a divorce. Separate property, which is property owned by spouses before marriage, could become marital property through commingling...

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Georgia Parents: Not Getting Child Support Like You Should?

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The concept is simple: both parents should financially contribute, from each's ability, to a child's needs. In many circumstances — after a divorce, or separation of unmarried parents — a legal order needs to be established that ensures the financial security of a particular child or children.

Just because an order for child support is in place does not mean the paying parent will automatically comply. If you are the receiving spouse in a child support order and stop receiving payments from your ex, you have options for getting the money your child needs. Remember: you shouldn’t feel guilty for putting your foot down and demanding payments to which you and your child are legally entitled. Unpaid child support is referred to in the legal system as "child support arrears."

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Laying Out the Steps in a Georgia Divorce

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The unexpected is what makes divorce stressful for many spouses. If you're about to file for divorce, you probably want to know how much it will cost, how long it will take, and what the process actually looks like.

Before filing for divorce in Georgia, you must have lived in the state for a minimum of six months. You may then file for divorce on the grounds that you and your spouse have "irreconcilable differences", which is no-fault divorce, or on fault-based grounds (there are around a dozen fault grounds in Georgia). Your attorney will be able to advise you on the advantages and disadvantages for no-fault and fault-based filings.

NOTE: The process outlined below applies to divorces in which spouses do not agree on the terms of the divorce settlement — this is referred to as a "contested" divorce. If you have an uncontested divorce, your process might look quite different. Your attorney will be able to go into further detail.

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In this blog post, we discuss whether or not you need a will or trust for your estate plan. We also highlight if you can (and should) file for divorce by yourself.
 

Why Do I Need a Living Trust Or Will?

Living trusts and wills share a few characteristics, but they are two distinct estate planning tools. Many individuals have preconceived notions that trusts are only for the rich and famous, but every single person needs a will.

The Anderson Law Firm blog lays out the key differences between these estate planning documents so you might come away with a better understanding of each.
 
Similarities Between a Will and a Trust

Both wills and trusts can distribute assets of the estate planner. The creator of a will is known as a testator, while a trust's creator is referred to as a grantor. Read more
 
What a Will Can Do that a Trust Cannot Do:

If you have minor children, you are able to name a guardian for your kids in the event something happens to both parents. Read more
 
What a Trust Can Do that a Will Cannot Do:

Assets in a living trust do not have to pass through probate court after the grantor becomes incapacitated or passes away. Read more
 
Conclusion

While the benefits of both wills and living trusts are numerous, there is plenty we did not cover in this blog. For example, many estate planners choose to use both wills and living trusts in tandem to meet their goals. You need to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to determine which estate planning documents you need.

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