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Ten Things You MUST Do Before You File for Divorce

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Apr 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

There's more to filing for divorce than simply submitting your complaint to the court. Following these ten tips will help you achieve a better outcome in your divorce. Be Certain You Want to Get Divorced While this may seem obvious, the decision to get divorced is an emotional one, and shouldn'...

How to Manage Attorney's Fees in Your Divorce

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Mar 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

While some spouses can work together to resolve their divorce cases without spending very much on fees and costs, it's not unusual for a couple to spend ten percent or more of their net worth litigating their divorce. In this article for, I explain how to effectively and efficiently ...

How to Get Up to Speed on Your Finances Before Divorce

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Mar 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

This article will explain why it's important to get up to speed on your finances and what information you should gather before your divorce. Why It's Important to Know Your Financial Details In every divorce, one issue that must be resolved is the division of property and debt. But before you c...

Does it Matter Who Files First for Divorce?

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Mar 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many spouses are caught off guard when their spouse files for divorce. Getting served with divorce papers can be a jarring experience. Courts take efforts to make sure that both the plaintiff and defendant in a divorce case receive equal treatment, but there are still some advantages to being t...

What Types of Divorces Typically Go to Trial?

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Mar 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

More than 90 percent of divorce cases settle prior to trial either by one spouse offering a settlement that the other accepts, or at mediation. Sometimes, however, the spouses simply can't come to an agreement on an issue like child custody, child support, property division, or alimony, and they ...

Pitfalls in Calculating Child Support

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Jan 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Georgia uses child support worksheets to calculate child support. The basics are pretty straight-forward: input each parent's monthly income, the monthly health insurance premium attributable to the children, and voila! A child support amount is calculated. In many cases, however, that may just b...

Aaron Thomas on the Learn to Love Podcast

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Oct 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Attorney Aaron Thomas recently spoke on the Learn to Love Podcast where he discussed the topic "Should We Get a Prenup?" Listen below as he covers:"What leads couple on the path to divorce? When, and why, should a couple get a prenuptial agreement? What are some good financial strategies for sp...

Pro Bono Star Award

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Oct 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that our very own, Attorney Elizabeth Raskin, has been awarded with the Pro Bono Star Award from Atlanta Legal Aid! She has been recognized for her commitment to advocate on behalf of victims of domestic violence. Congratulations, Liz!

Yes, You've Already Got a Prenup

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Oct 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Chances are you've already got a prenup. If you're married or considering getting married, watch this video to learn about the prenup that is written for you by the state of Georgia and how you can write your own prenup.

Getting Married is like a Company Merger

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Sep 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the 1960’s the average age of a couple getting married was 22 and 20. They likely had no more than one bank account each. Credit cards weren’t extremely popular. Student loan debt was minimal by today’s standards. The couple typically started their financial life together, and whatever they built was owned by the couple together - the average couple didn’t have much in the way of premarital assets, and likely not much premarital debt either. Today, things are much different.

Coparenting During a Global Pandemic

Posted by Aaron Thomas | May 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

This pandemic has parents questioning a lot -- especially coparenting. Watch the video for some tips on coparenting during COVID-19. If you have any questions regarding family law issues during COVID-19, leave a comment below to have your question discussed in a future Aaron Thomas Law video.

What Happens if Separated or Divorced Parents Can't Agree on Parenting Time During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Mar 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

In these trying times, you may have questions about parenting issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Should your parenting time schedule stay the same? Does final decision-making over medical decisions give me the right to deny parenting time to someone who isn’t social distancing? Does final decision-making over education extend to home-schooling practices? Do we stick to the school schedule, including holidays, even if there’s no school?

How Animosity Drives Up the Cost of Divorce

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Jul 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The cost of divorce can vary wildly -- from practically free to almost all of a couple's assets. On one end of the spectrum, spouses can draft their own divorce settlement agreement, have a lawyer review it, and pay only the necessary court filing fees. At the other end, animosity can get the bes...

What Goes in a Divorce Petition?

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Jun 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whether you're simply considering divorce, you've already hired an attorney, or you're filing on your own (called filing “pro se”), you should learn about the necessary elements of a divorce petition. While the specific items you'll need to include may vary slightly from state to state, this arti...

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