Skilled Legal Representation For Contested And Uncontested Divorce
Georgia law states that any party seeking divorce must do so on one of 13 grounds. The most common of these grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This is another way of saying you can no longer live with your spouse, and there is no hope of reconciliation. This is known as a no-fault divorce.
The other 12 grounds for divorce are fault grounds. These include:
- Mental or physical abuse
- Conviction and imprisonment for certain crimes
- Habitual intoxication or drug addiction
- Willful desertion of a spouse by the other spouse
At the law office of McMahan Perry & Phillips, LLC, in Carrollton, we help individuals in Carroll County and in communities throughout west Georgia navigate the divorce process. The decisions made during divorce will shape the look and feel of your life for years to come.
The Importance Of Sound Legal Guidance
Even if you and your spouse expect to amicably resolve issues such as child custody and visitation, spousal support and property division, it is important to have a knowledgeable family law attorney in your corner who will handle these matters properly. Mistakes can result in additional costs or lead to unnecessary disputes.
Our lawyers work directly with every client, from the initial consultation through the resolution of a divorce. If issues arise following your divorce — enforcement of orders, for example, or a request to relocate – we are familiar with the facts involved and can work to resolve things efficiently and cost-effectively.
Smart Representation For Contested And Uncontested Divorce
By clearly communicating all options and taking the time to understand our clients’ priorities, we can develop a legal strategy that puts them in the best possible position to begin their post-divorce life.
The fact is family court is not a friendly environment. Whenever possible, we help our clients avoid the courtroom by resolving issues through negotiation and, if necessary, mediation. By doing so, both parties retain more control over the decisions made. Agreeing to terms without litigating generally results in a more amicable relationship between ex-spouses, which benefits any children involved.