According to the law, spouses are entitled to an “equitable” share of the marriage properties in Georgia. This does not mean each spouse will be given an equal share but a “fair” split between the two. This means that in the event of a divorce, a judge will consider both parties’ financial and non-financial contributions to the marriage and will try to strike a fair balance.
However, Separate Properties (properties owned prior to marriage) will stay under the original owner’s ownership.
Read on to learn how your properties will be divided between you and your spouse and how you can protect yourself.
How Will Our Properties Be Divided?
Georgia is an “equitable distribution state,” meaning all assets, finances, debts, properties, and others will not be divided in a 50/50 split — they will be equitably distributed by a judge based on the contributions made by both parties. This does not just mean financial contributions. Judgment is also made based on non-financial contributions, including but not limited to home maintenance, caring for and attending to the children, cooking meals, and other general caregiving roles.
A marriage is more than the money invested into it, and we know this. We can assure you that we will always do what is in your best interests, and we will work tirelessly to get you a fair share of what is yours.
How Can I Protect Myself?
Whether you are currently navigating a divorce or seeing one on the horizon, you may now be asking: what can I do to protect myself, and what is mine? Before the marriage takes place, a Prenup is an excellent method of securing your finances, assets, and properties in a divorce. Without a Prenup, you may feel like a fish out of water.
That is where we come in. We can help you build the strongest case possible and put your best self forward. Divorces can be complex, long, and messy — but help is available to you, and we can guarantee our absolute dedication to you and your journey.
Whether financial or non-financial, we will ensure every one of your contributions does not go unnoticed and is appreciated.
Let Us Help.
Allow us to take some of your worries away. We can do all the heavy lifting for you and help you rest easy at night, knowing you have a strong team in your corner who care about you. Contact us at 404-738-5805 or online now to schedule your consultation.