Divorce Attorney

A Georgia divorce is specific to Georgia laws. One should seek an attorney in the state in which they or their spouse live. A Georgia divorce is not complicated with the help of an experienced attorney. However, divorces are unique to every client. No two clients have the same set of facts and circumstances. That is why it is important to have an experienced divorce attorney advise you on your unique situation.

Often times people are not aware of the difference between an uncontested and contested divorce. The existence of a Settlement Agreement, signed by both parties, is what makes a divorce uncontested. An experienced attorney will be able to evaluate your unique circumstances to determine whether your divorce will be contested or uncontested.

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Suzanne & Kelly – Thank you for all of your hard work, patience, & understanding. Every phone call, text, email, & 2000 pages of discovery! I sincerely appreciate you both. You are the best of the best.

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She's Awesome! Every question that I had, Suzanne jumped on it and was able to get back to me in a very timely manner as well as helping me through the entire divorce process. Not just as a lawyer but as someone to talk to as well.

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An Attorney for the Long Haul. I hired Suzanne to handle my divorce eight years ago. Since then she has remained by my side through several modifications. She never fails to provide honest advice and fights as hard for me today as she did eight years. The most important thing I have gained through almost a decade of ups and downs is the peace of mind that no matter what my ex throws at me, I can count on Suzanne.

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Divorce Questions

How to file for divorce in Georgia?

There are a few ways to file for divorce in Georgia, but no matter which way one files, there is a selection of a county (i.e. venue) and the payment of filing fees to the Clerk of Court. Furthermore, in 2019 Georgia law requires that all Georgia divorces are electronically filed. One should seek the guidance of a Georgia Divorce Attorney to determine the best way to file for divorce in their specific situation.

Who pays attorney fees in divorce?

The issue of attorney’s fees is one of several issues in a divorce to be agreed upon by the parties or decided by the assigned Judge. Attorneys fees in Georgia are statute-based, which means that to prevail, one must cite the statute under which they are seeking attorney’s fees and introduce evidence to the court to substantiate the request. The judge assigned to the case has absolute discretion as to whether to award attorney’s fees or not. Some judges do and others do not. An experienced attorney will know the judges before whom they practice and will be able to advise their clients on this issue.

Can I file for divorce without an attorney?

Yes. It is easiest for those without a child/children and without assets and debts to file for divorce pro se (i.e. without an attorney). Those with children and those who have assets (ex. home/real estate and retirement accounts) and debts (ex. mortgage, vehicle loans, tax debt) can still represent themselves, however, they usually benefit from the assistance of an experienced attorney. If one cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent them throughout the entire divorce process, it usually helps to pay for a 1-2 hour consultation to identify the issues and help understand the process.