Going through a divorce or separation can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. In a disputed separation, everything can be an ongoing battle, from child custody to property division to alimony. Protecting yourself with an experienced family law attorney can help you through the process to make sure you are not taken advantage of and come to a successful conclusion so you can move forward with your life.
Family law involves all aspects of child custody, support, divorce, marriage, and separation. A family lawyer can help you through a joyful process like adoption or help you handle complicated situations like securing spousal support or negotiating paternity disputes. At Taylor English, we represent our clients and their families in all aspects of family law, including:
- Child Support
- Child Custody
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
- Spousal Support / Alimony
- Property Division
- Child Custody Modifications
- Restraining Orders
- Separation Agreements
- Paternity Disputes
- Divorce Mediation
- Collaborative Divorce
Divorce in Georgia
To file for divorce in Georgia, one party generally has to live in Georgia for six months before filing the complaint. Georgia is a “no-fault” state for divorce meaning that you do not have to prove fault of the other spouse, only that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” However, marital misconduct can be taken into consideration by the court when determining equitable distribution of property or alimony.
When going through a divorce, the couple has to decide how to divide their assets, debts, and responsibilities. This includes coming to an agreement regarding:
- Child Custody
- Property division
If the parties agree to the terms of the divorce, then the divorce can generally go through in a shorter time period, about a month or so. However, if there is any dispute between the separating couple, the divorce case may take much longer.
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Taylor English Duma LLP was built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value. The firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English clients run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies to middle market businesses to start ups and entrepreneurs. The firm is the Georgia law firm member of GGI Global Alliance AG, the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms, giving our clients access to a trusted stable of high-quality professional services organizations around the globe.