I recently had the privilege of representing some divorce clients that shared some characteristics: lengthy marriage, my client was the homemaker and raised the children, opposing party worked and controlled the finances, and at some point after the nest emptied, the marriage disintegrated.
Tonight's post on divorce and settlement agreements was written by our lead Atlanta Divorce Attorney, Cherese Clark.
Even in the best of circumstances, the debate over who gets what can often become an emotional boiling point when you're facing divorce. Suddenly, the box of CDs you haven't listened to in years is a prized posession. The scratched and dented end table is full of memories and both of you decide you want it. Even the laundry basket can become a source of debate. Is that last object really important? Almost never. That last object becomes a symbol. The reality hits one or both of you: once that last object's fate has been determined, the marriage is theoretically over.
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Several years ago we represented this particular guy of rather substantial means in his divorce from his long term wife. She had caught him rather red handed as he repeatedly stepped out with his lady friend. We talked about it and he readily and thoroughly owned up to it. "Yes, I did it," he admitted. When evaluating their assets he also provided a detailed inventory which ranged into significant numbers.