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My husband of 38 years filed . He is a multi-millionaire

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My husband of 38 years filed for divorce. He is a multi-millionaire with real estate property worth billions and a business. Am I entitled to half of assets?
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Ok. Georgia is what is known as an equitable distribution state. That means that initially, the courts will encourage a settlement agreement on the division of assets and debts between the parties. If a settlement cannot be reached, then the following typically occurs: 1. The court will go through a discovery process to classify which property and debt is to be considered marital. 2. The court will assign a monetary value on the marital property and debt. 3. The court will distribute the marital assets between the two parties in an equitable fashion. Equitable does not mean equal, but rather what is deemed by the Superior Court to be fair. Therefore, it is really up to the discretion of the court as to how the assets will be distributed. The distribution is not automatically 50%.
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