The Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation in Georgia
If you and your spouse plan to live apart, it is important to understand the difference between divorce and legal separation. Whichever option you choose, you should also consider entering into a separation agreement. An attorney can help you understand exactly how arrangements could work in your circumstances, but here are some general guidelines. Divorce…Read More
17 Factors the Georgia Courts Consider When Deciding Child Custody
Tessie D. Edwards & Associates Ranked Among Fastest Growing Law Firms in the Country
The team at Tessie D. Edwards & Associates was honored to receive the 2022 Law Firm 500 Award naming our firm as one of the fastest-growing practices in the country. Firms are ranked according to their rate of growth rather than their overall size. That allows our family-owned firm to continue to provide personalized service…Read More
Are You a Business Owner Considering Divorce? Here’s What You Need to Know.
If you own a business, you need to plan very carefully if you want to maintain the value and control of your business during and after a divorce. Your business is an asset, just like cars and bank accounts, and the court will divide it like other assets unless you have made other arrangements. It is…Read More
What Challenges Do Couples Over 50 Face When Divorcing?
For many reasons, more couples are divorcing later in life. Divorce over age 50—sometimes called “gray divorce”—poses some added challenges couples need to consider before making decisions. Retirement Plans Couples divorcing closer to retirement age have less time to rebuild savings after the divorce. It costs more to establish two separate households, so divorcing couples…Read More
Challenges of Divorcing a Narcissist and How We Can Help
Narcissists display a pattern of self-centered and arrogant behavior. They lack empathy and consideration for others. Because narcissists believe they are superior, they often don’t even notice the needs of others or acknowledge their opinions. Their self-centered nature leads them to bully and exploit others. If you’re married to someone like this, you probably feel…Read More
Avoiding the Pitfalls of LGBTQIA+ Divorce in Georgia
As the nation celebrates Pride Month, many couples in the LGBTQIA+ community reflect on the fight for equality, including the recognition of LGBTQIA+ marriage. Unfortunately, the long and winding road toward the legalization of marriages in Georgia often creates added complications when LGBTQIA+ couples divorce. If you are in the process of an LGBTQIA+ divorce…Read More
Creating a Parenting Plan in Georgia
17 Factors the Georgia Courts Consider When Deciding Custody There are many options the courts in Georgia consider when determining custody. To help you prepare for custody options, download this free guide that includes seventeen factors the courts consider when deciding on parenting time between you and your kids. Creating a Parenting Plan in Georgia…Read More
Are You Entitled to Alimony in Georgia?
In many marriages, one spouse focuses more on a career while the other puts less emphasis on developing a vocation and more on building a secure life in the home. After several years, the partner who focuses on their career will generally be able to earn much more than the partner who sets aside work…Read More
Filing Taxes During and After a Divorce: What Changes?
Divorce complicates everything for a while, including your taxes. If you are in the midst of a divorce or are filing your first tax return after your divorce was finalized, you’ll have to consider a number of different factors. Can You File a Joint Return? You may consider yourself a separate entity, but if your…Read More