While a divorce may be an emotionally trying time, it's also important to keep up with the financial impact that a separation may cause. If a couple has joint debts, each person is still responsible for those debts after the divorce. A creditor may take action against each person listed on a credit card or mortgage loan regardless of what the divorce decree may say.
Georgia parents may be interested in some information on child custody when there are past incidents of domestic violence. Whether or not to allow that abusive parent custody or visitation may be at the discretion of a judge.
A divorce in Georgia requires legal filings and a final agreement that addresses finances, property, and child custody when applicable. Because lawyers bill for their work by the hour, the more time a splitting couple takes to reach a final agreement the more money the process costs.