What You Need to Know About Divorce in Georgia
The decision to separate from your spouse can be one of the most difficult decisions a person makes in their lifetime. A divorce typically has a significant impact on an individual’s and family’s financial and emotional well-being. The emotion of the situation can cloud judgments and the financial issues can be overwhelming.
In fact, divorce is ranked as one of the top stress events in a person’s life. Perhaps more than at any other point in your life, you need sound advice and an advocate on your side. Our divorce attorneys have years of experience assisting clients though this complex divorce process and can guide you through this difficult time. Whether you or your spouse made the decision to file for divorce, you need to be informed in order to protect your rights and property, and especially the rights of your children.
Solutions to Important Divorce Issues
Divorce typically involves the division of property and debt. This includes: determining possession and responsibility for the marital home or any vacation homes, allocating retirement accounts, dividing business assets, and assigning responsibility for debts. Issues of future financial support in the form of alimony are also considered.
Most importantly, decisions regarding the children need to be made, including custody, visitation, and child support. There may also be a need to prevent a spouse from moving a child out of the town, state, or country before the divorce can be granted. In some situations, there may also be a need for protection from family violence.
Contact a Divorce Lawyer to Avoid Costly Divorce Mistakes
Many people attempt to handle the divorce process on their own, hire the “$699 billboard lawyer”, or hire an attorney who is a friend of the family but does not practice family law. Even in the most basic situations, these approaches can result in disaster. Mistakes made during the divorce process can be devastating and may impact you and your children for years. These mistakes are difficult, expensive, and sometimes impossible to correct since the State of Georgia requires a “significant change of condition” after the initial ruling in order to file a modification to a divorce agreement. Our family law attorneys provide quality legal representation and help you avoid costly mistakes.
File an Uncontested or Contested Divorce
Divorce matters can be uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce means the parties involved ultimately agree on all issues before filing with the Courts. An uncontested divorce is generally considered the faster, cheaper route to ending a marriage. This method, however, still involves filing the appropriate paperwork before the divorce can be granted by the Court.
On the other hand, a contested divorce is one in which the parties cannot agree and therefore require help from the legal system. Even in contested divorce cases many parties can reach an agreement before their case goes to trial. If your divorce case goes to trial, the issues of your divorce will be decided by a judge or jury.
Every Family and Divorce Issue is Unique
Our attorneys believe in finding the best solution for our clients in a timely and financially efficient manner. Contact one of our Gwinnett County divorce attorneys at (678) 714-1131 for a free half-hour consultation regarding the specifics of your family law problem. Every family is unique. We believe every family deserves a unique solution to their legal problems.