Divorce Lawyers in Marietta GA
We work to get you what you rightfully deserve
We are experienced divorce lawyers. Our law firm specializes in matters of both contested divorce and uncontested divorce in Georgia. We offer services for military divorce and same sex divorce. We are very experienced in both litigation and trial efforts.
Our overall experience makes us highly qualified to handle any legal separation, annulment or divorce. Our ability to handle other family law issues including divorce, dissolution, child custody matters, child support issues, alimony and spousal support issues, marital settlement agreements and pre-nuptial agreements, juvenile court deprivation actions, adoptions, contempt proceedings and various other domestic relation matters underscores our qualifications as a full service family law firm. Because of our depth and breadth of experience we can help you from an initial consultation and filing through any post-divorce legal situation.
Our Approach To Divorce
We Seek To Minimize Fighting, Stress, and Expense
We are an advocate of seeking a calm, civil approach to the dissolution of any marriage. We also have the experience and resources to conduct an aggressive divorce by jury trial when necessary. Our divorce lawyers will work closely with you to guide you through the process and navigate the uncertainty of our legal system in general, and the domestic issues you face specifically.
We can help you understand laws on child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, property division, modifications, and all related matters. Beyond the simple managerial tasks, we want to serve as your close advocate and ally, and guide you through this difficult time in your life. We can offer recommendations on family counselors, treatment programs and other services that may be helpful to your situation or required in your case.
Mediation And Arbitration
A calm alternative to the traditional divorce lawyer vs. divorce lawyer battle
To minimize stress, personal conflict and legal fees, we also often recommend utilizing a mediation process. Not only is mediation and/or arbitration required by most jurisdictions, it is often less expensive and more expedient than protracted litigation or a contentious court battle. If there is any chance that you and your spouse can work together mediation can greatly reduce stress and expense.
Divorce In Georgia
Filing and How Long It Takes
How long does it take to get a divorce in Georgia
Depending upon how you file, the complexity of your case and the amount of litigation required, formally ending a marriage can take from one month to several years. On average, an uncontested filing in Georgia takes around six months from filing to obtaining the final decree. A contested filing may take over one year to finalize. It’s possible to have it all done in 31 days however; that is a rare occurrence.
Options to file for divorce in Georgia
In Georgia, although not a good idea, you can file for divorce without hiring a lawyer. Handling your own case is acceptable only in the rare instance where you and your spouse can agree on every aspect of property division, child custody, child support and spousal support (alimony). In the typical divorce case, emotions such as hurt, anger, greed and revenge virtually necessitate the use of divorce lawyers to protect your interests. Hiring a divorce attorney is your assurance of getting a fair and equitable outcome. People handling their own divorce usually make mistakes that haunt them for a long time.
Explore what is right for your situation
Our website provides information to help you understand the divorce process and why you should hire only experienced divorce lawyers. We encourage you to contact us to arrange a consultation with an attorney who can advise you on what to expect when filing for divorce in Georgia. You may be interested in reading a free pamphlet on divorce which was created by the State of Georgia.