On behalf of The Herrin Law Firm, P.C. posted in High-Asset Divorce on
Monday, April 29, 2013.
Divorces may be one of the most emotional times in a person's life.
In some states, such as Georgia, divorcing spouses are allowed to explain
why they want a divorce, emotions may run even higher. While sifting through
financial statements and discussing who gets the living room couch, it
is important for divorcing couples to keep their cool during contentious times.
Attorneys often advise their clients to try to keep their emotions down
in the courtroom. This is because divorcing individuals may be emotional
during the divorce process; this often leads to divorcing individuals
being short-tempered and uncooperative. It is natural to feel that an
individual's life is turning upside down in a divorce. However, this
may make it difficult for a divorcing individual's attorney to explain
the different family law issues involved in a case. While divorce may
be one of the most upsetting times in a person's life, it is important
to recognize how a divorcing individual's emotions impact others around
them, such as the couple's children, attorneys and family law judge.
In Georgia, residents may give a reason for dissolving the marriage before
divorcing couples are able to obtain a divorce; this is called fault-based
divorce. Some justifiable reasons may include adultery, cruel treatment
and willful abandonment of one party for at least a year. This differs
from no-fault divorce states, which does not require either party to prove
fault of the other spouse. In a fault divorce, the spouse that is without
fault is often given a larger amount of marital property or spousal support.
Georgia also allows no-fault divorces.
Divorce involves many emotions, from excitement to frustrations. However,
couples should try to work together to resolve their issues so that they
may look toward new beginnings and a fresh start.