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Divorce Hurts... but it doesn't have to be nasty.
Contemplating a Divorce?
Top things to consider before getting a divorce.
Starting or Facing a Divorce?
Divorce changes everything. Prepare yourself for handling this transition in your life.
Concerns after your Divorce?
Critical post-divorce information for child custody, alimony, and child support.
Child custody defines the relationship between both divorcing parents and their minor children. There are two major types of custody – physical custody and legal custody.Learn about Child Custody
There are two key concepts for asset division: 1) defining what exactly is (and isn’t) marital; and, 2) noting Georgia does not require an equal division of property.Learn about Asset Division
Child support is financial support that is paid from one parent to another to help pay for the various costs associated with raising the minor children.Learn about Child Support
Alimony is an allowance out of one spouse’s (or ex-spouse’s) separate estate for the support of the other spouse when the spouses are living separately.Learn about Alimony
Understand the Typical Divorce Process
Complaint for Divorce Filed
Start of litigation
Complaint is Served
Varies, but usually shortly after the complaint is filed
Answer to Complaint Due
30 days from the date of service
Anytime, but usually after initial discovery
Usually early in the process
Late Case Evaluation / Judicial Hosted Settlement Conference
Usually near the end of the case
Usually 6 months to years after the start of litigation
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