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, it is essential that your divorce lawyer accomplishes your goals and that you get the most favorable outcome.
At Young Law Firm, LLC, our knowledgeable lawyer brings decades of Georgia divorce experience and a lengthy record of highly positive results. She will work with you to understand your goals in one-on-one meetings and then create a plan to get your desired results. You can learn more about your specific divorce legal options by calling our Marietta office now at 770-615-7248.
Effective Guidance For Every Issue Related To Your Divorce
Our attorney can help you understand the decisions that you need to make during your divorce and how those decisions will affect your life and the lives of your children. We will help you address any divorce-related matter while keeping your unique needs, goals and financial objectives in mind. Once we have agreed on a strategy, our lawyer will handle everything and keep you informed on divorce case updates.
A few of the common issues that may arise during your divorce include:
- Child custody and visitation matters
- Child support payments
- Marital property division
- Alimony (also called spousal support)
- Domestic violence issues
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, 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.
There is no waiting period for divorce in Georgia. However, the general rules of civil litigation related to the entry of a judgment also apply to divorce and other domestic cases. Our divorce lawyer can provide you with further guidance on this specific problem.
Suppose one is filing an uncontested divorce (where all issues have been agreed upon by both parties). In that case, the Georgia Uniform Superior Court Rules state that the court can grant the divorce commencing at 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.
High-Income And Complex Divorce Representation
At Young Law Firm, LLC, we represent Georgia residents from all walks of life, including those who enjoy a wealthier lifestyle. 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 us online to set up your free, 30-minute initial consultation. For our clients’ convenience, we accept all major credit cards. Although our office is located in Cobb County, attorney Diana Whipkey Young also represents clients in Paulding, Bartow and Cherokee counties and the surrounding areas.