When you go through a divorce in Georgia, you may assume that you and your spouse will split everything down the middle. You might worry about how the division will affect assets like your savings and your home. And if your spouse makes more money than you, you fear losing half of your property will leave you financially unstable.

Georgia courts, however, use the principle of equitable distribution for property division. Courts consider multiple factors to make a property division that is fair to each spouse.

How does the court decide what is fair?

Georgia has equitable distribution laws. With these laws, courts try to make a fair division of property. Each judge will examine the specific situation of the divorcing couple.

Equitable distribution considers more than what you own

You have spent years accumulating wealth and possessions. As you go through divorce, a court will decide how to divide these assets between you and your spouse.