A Passionate And Results-Driven Marietta Family And Divorce Lawyer

A Passionate And Results-Driven Marietta Family And Divorce Lawyer

A Skilled Marietta Divorce Lawyer With Decades Of Experience

Every divorce is as unique as the individuals involved. Couples facing divorce often have a wide range of varying goals, and the legal process attempts to fix all the problems with the same tool. Because of this complexity, a divorce lawyer can assist you in accomplishing your goals to help you get the most favorable outcome possible.

The knowledgeable attorney at Young Law Firm, LLC, brings decades of Georgia divorce law experience and a lengthy record of positive results. She will work with you to understand your goals in one-on-one meetings and then create a plan aimed at getting your desired results. You can learn more about your specific divorce legal options by calling her Marietta office now at 770-615-7248.

Effective Guidance For Every Issue Related To Your Divorce

Attorney Diana Young can help you understand the decisions that you need to make during your divorce and how those decisions may affect your life and the lives of your children. She will help you address any divorce-related matter while keeping your unique needs, goals and financial objectives in mind. Once you have agreed on a strategy together, Ms. Young will handle everything and keep you informed on divorce case updates.

A few of the common issues that may arise during your divorce include:

Understanding Georgia Divorce Requirements And Timelines

In Georgia, a person who files for divorce must bring their case in the defendant’s county of residence if they are a resident of the state. If the defendant is not a Georgia resident, then the plaintiff can bring their divorce action in their county of residence. Typically, the defendant’s county of residence is the one they have lived in for at least six months before filing for the action. However, Georgia law provides that a divorce case can be tried in the county where the plaintiff resides if the defendant has moved away from the same county within six months from the date of filing for the divorce action. This rule applies if this was the same county of marital domicile when the parties separated.

The general rules of civil litigation related to the entry of a judgment apply to divorce and other domestic cases. Attorney Young can provide you with further guidance on this specific problem.

Suppose an individual is filing an uncontested divorce, in which all issues have been agreed upon by both parties. In that case, the Uniform Rules of the Superior Courts of the State of Georgia allow the court to grant the divorce 31 days after the defendant was served. Several factors will determine the trial period for contested divorces. Nevertheless, both parties may come to an agreement quickly if only a few issues are contested. For highly contested cases, the divorce proceedings could take anywhere between a few months and several years.

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law In Georgia

When family issues are involved, it can put enormous stress on your shoulders. Attorney Diana Young at Young Law Firm, LLC, will always aim to alleviate that stress as much as possible by offering clear, concise answers to all your questions, including those below.

Can a stepparent get custody or guardianship after divorce in Georgia?

The Equitable Caregiver Act in Georgia recognizes the fact that parenthood is not always defined by genetic ties. Under this law, a stepparent who has consistently provided for a child’s care can apply for custody. Guardianship may also be granted if the child’s other parents are either deceased or unfit. Stepparent rights are a complicated area of the law, and the court will make all decisions based on the child’s best interests.

Is Georgia a no-fault divorce state?

Technically, no. You must choose from one of 13 grounds that justify a divorce, including such things as adultery, cruelty, intoxication or drug addiction. However, the 13th ground merely requires you to claim that your marriage is “irretrievably broken.” This effectively functions as a no-fault divorce option and avoids casting blame on either party when the marriage is simply damaged beyond repair.

Can you use mediation in divorce?

In an uncontested divorce, where a couple can agree on all aspects of their split, including property division, custody and support, mediation is not required. When a couple is unable to agree and the divorce becomes contested, mediation is required. During mediation, both parties and their attorneys will meet, and a mediator will try to help them reach a compromise. Only if mediation fails will the contested divorce move to active litigation.

Speaking with a lawyer directly can help you obtain answers that are tailored to your unique circumstances.

High-Income And Complex Divorce Representation

High-income divorces can become legally complex and contentious when significant assets are at stake. Second homes, vacation property, and income from rental property and family businesses need protection, as does the lifestyle enjoyed by a divorcing spouse.

Do Not Wait To Get Legal Help For Your Divorce

If you are facing a divorce, call 770-615-7248 or contact the firm online to set up your free, 30-minute initial consultation. For your convenience, the firm accepts all major credit cards. Although its office is located in Cobb County, Attorney Young also represents clients in Paulding, Bartow and Cherokee counties and the surrounding areas.