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A parenting agreement can be your key to a better future

Divorce is a big step in your life, especially if you have a child with the other person. While your life is sure to change in many ways, it's your responsibility to do whatever it takes to keep your child feeling good about the future.

This often starts with the creation of a parenting agreement. Once this is in place, you and the other parent will have a clear idea of what you should and shouldn't be doing in regard to raising your child.

Can divorce agreements be modified in Georgia?

When you and your spouse initially divorced, you may have reached agreements regarding custody of your children, visitation rights and child support payments.

These agreements may have accurately reflected your situation at the time. However, that does not mean it still appropriate for your current situation. Georgia allows people to request a post-divorce order modification when their lives change.

Pros and cons of using mediation during divorce

When a couple decides to get a divorce, they may assume their only option is litigation. Having a divorce litigated can be a long, arduous process that few people look forward to experiencing.

There are other options for couples that can allow them to resolve their differences in divorce without having to go to court. One popular alternative is divorce mediation.

Military pensions: 4 questions to consider in a divorce

Along with child custody matters, military pensions are typically among the most important aspects of a divorce involving U.S. service members.

However, unlike the division of a pension or retirement account in a civilian divorce, the rules regarding post-service military pay and its division in a divorce are governed in large part by the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act, or USFSPA. There are exclusions, limitations and jurisdictional prerequisites and other important aspects.

If you are married to a service member and a divorce is an imminent possibility, here are several things you need to consider if your spouse is a service member who collects, or will collect, a length-of-service pension.

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