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Are these marital problems causing legal problems in your life?

You might be one of many Georgia residents who are currently experiencing difficulty in your marriage. When you tied the knot, so to speak, you likely assumed your relationship would last a lifetime. You also, no doubt, understood that there was strong possibility that you and your mate might encounter challenges in your relationship on occasion, as most couples do.

There are certain problem issues that some relationships simply cannot withstand. What sparks friction between you and your spouse may be starkly different than issues that cause problems for your friends or family members in their marriages. No two couples are exactly the same. You might find, however, that you can relate to some of the biggest issues that can cause people to divorce.

Gray divorce may affect your health more than you think

We often assume that older married people who have been together for a long time will stay that way. As optimistic as that viewpoint is, it's simply not true. The rate of divorce for people older than 50 has doubled since 1990. Though younger people still divorce more often, the frequency of divorce has shot up in older demographics.

You may have heard this phenomenon referred to as "gray divorce." Experts have been researching gray divorce for a while and say that expectations around marriage have changed in the last few years, which may be the reason for the rise. What you may not know is how a gray divorce can affect a person's overall health. If you're in this age category and considering divorce here in Georgia, this information can be helpful.

That's How I was Raised

We all want better for our children. Better educations, better jobs, better options, better opportunities, better lives. It's part of our fabric as human beings. Many of us can look back over the generations that have come before us and track a steady upward trajectory of improvement from one generation to the next, some trajectories more drastic and rapid than others, but in many cases an upward trajectory nonetheless.

Finding ways to limit conflict when co-parenting the children

It is no secret that going through the end of a marriage can be a stressful and emotional process. If you and your spouse decide to part ways, you might be eager to finalize the process and move in a new direction, but if you have children together, cutting ties with your former spouse might not be an option.

Having both parents in their lives may be beneficial to your kids in various ways, and as such, you will likely need to communicate with your former spouse frequently. As you enter the realm of co-parenting, finding ways to limit the level of conflict between the two of you could prove imperative.

How the Family Law Bar Gets Better

Every year at this time, the Georgia Family Law Bar comes together to study how to improve our practice. Usually, we cover substantive topics such as child custody and alimony and child support and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and 401ks. This is good. This is necessary because it makes us all better lawyers at the substance of our practice.

The Language of the Diplomat

We had the honor, privilege and pleasure of spending a splendid evening this past weekend with Atlanta's Consular Corp, the Consul Generals and Honorary Consul Generals of some 50 countries who handle their countries' diplomatic demands for the south eastern United States. And they are stationed here, in Atlanta.

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