“GAY COUPLES CAN NOW DIVORCE,” ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
Date: July 27, 2015
Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle partner Cynthia Wright was quoted in an article about same-sex couples married in other states who, as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling, now can divorce in Georgia.
The article noted, “Lawyers expect same-sex divorces will largely reflect those of opposite-sex couples. Yet the splits are raising issues about alimony, child custody and the division of assets that the courts have yet to resolve, issues that challenge the traditional roles in marriage.”
Wright, who served two terms as chief judge of the Fulton Superior Court, said that several questions remain to be answered and judges’ responses may vary widely, resulting in potentially steep losses to one spouse. For example, a judge may determine that the legal union began the day the couple was married, not counting the years before they had the legal right to marry. The full article is available