Family Law Attorney in Winder GA, Barrow County
Georgia is no-fault state, meaning that ‘fault’ does not need to be proven to obtain a divorce … even if only one of the parties wants the divorce. Georgia law has not recognized new common-law marriages since the late 1990’s; however, a valid common-law marriage entered into prior to that time remains valid. Typically a divorce is granted for reasons such as irreconcilable differences, adultery, or abandonment. There are others, depending on each situation (habitual drugs/alcohol etc).
WHAT’S THIS DIVORCE GOING TO COST ME?
We will discuss the details of your own divorce circumstances and together we’ll have a clear understanding of the issues and potential costs of proceeding before we begin. Our fees are very competitive.
HOW LONG DOES A DIVORCE TAKE?
Of course this depends on the nature of your relationship as well. An uncontested divorce where there are no minor children might be far faster than one where there are disputes over assets, custody, or visitation. In Georgia you must have been a GA resident for 6 months before you can file for divorce.
CAN YOU HELP WITH NAME CHANGES FOR ME?
Yes, in Georgia your maiden name can be reinstated at the time of the final divorce decree.
DO I REALLY NEED TO SPEND THE MONEY FOR AN ATTORNEY?
You already know our answer to this one but maybe not for the reasons you think. Of course we want to represent you. But every day we see parties agree to terms or circumstances that disadvantage them, just because they had insufficient knowledge of the nuances of Georgia domestic law to protect themselves. Our goal is always to save you more money than our fees have cost you… and to make the process as pain-free for you as possible during a potentially disruptive period of your life.
We will guide you through the process, supply all necessary forms and filings on your behalf, and assure that you are well-informed of your own rights and options. Give us a call for a free consultation !