Decatur Divorce Lawyer
Our Decatur Divorce Lawyers
The success of your case hinges on selecting the best Decatur divorce lawyer for your case. Location and experience in divorce and family law cases are critically important factors to consider. If you and your spouse are currently living together, your divorce will likely be filed in the county where you live. If you and your spouse live in Decatur, Georgia your case will likely be filed in DeKalb County Superior Court. However, if you and your spouse live separately, your case will likely be filed in the county where your spouse lives.
Although choosing a divorce lawyer near you is convenient, when it comes to divorce and family law cases, because different counties and judges have local rules and preferences, it is often more important to select a law firm which has experience trying family law cases in the county where your case will be filed. Meriwether & Tharp's Decatur/Midtown Atlanta Office has been successfully representing divorce and family law clients in Decatur and throughout DeKalb County for over 20 years.
Taking the First Step in Divorce
Like many things in life, the first step is educating yourself. Knowledge is power. Knowing what to expect in a divorce can definitely take a lot of the anxiety away. Feel free to browse the topics below to arm yourself with the knowledge you need to succeed in your case.
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 for 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
What’s it like to be a Client at M&T?
Now that you know how our core values guide us to amazing customer service and representation and what exactly you'll be getting from Meriwether & Tharp, the next question is - what's it like to be a client at Meriwether & Tharp?