Athens, Georgia Divorce Lawyers
Dedicated Georgia Divorce Attorney with 18 years of experience. Fair, Flat Fees.
Mr. Thomas is the Current Vice-Chair of the...
David graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1997. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Melodie Clayton in Cobb County State Court. After that he worked...
Trinity leaves no room for error in her criminal law practice, ensuring the best possible outcome for her clients. She has attained certifications in Georgia for both DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and is considered by her peers to be a true trial...
Stacy came to Daniels & Taylor to focus specifically on her clients and their needs during their most testing moments. These stressful situations require the guidance of an objective expert, familiar with the most effective path to successful legal closure. Stacy Garguilo has the essential expertise to assist in critical legal matters. She has a track record of unyielding dedication...
During Tyler's first year of law school, he interned for Strauss & Frost which sparked his desire to help those overwhelmed by the legal system.
During his time at Emory, Tyler helped write...
Her experience spans small claims matters, contract disputes,...
Athens Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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