Atlanta Divorce Lawyer
Our Atlanta Divorce Lawyers
Divorce can be complex and overwhelming. A good divorce lawyer can guide you through this difficult process while helping you achieve the goals for your case. How do you choose the best Atlanta divorce lawyer for your case? You should first consider the firm's overall experience with family law & divorce issues. Are they familiar with the intricacies of family law or do they primarily practice other fields of law? Next, consider the firm's location. Is the firm located in the county where your case will take place? Are they familiar with practicing family law in that county? Generally, your divorce will be filed in the county where you and your spouse live. If you and your spouse live separately, your divorce will likely be filed in the county where your spouse lives. An Atlanta divorce will most likely be filed in Fulton County Superior Court.
It may be in your best interest to find a family law attorney who is located near you and who has experience dealing with divorce and family law cases in the county where your case will be filed. Not every county operates the same. Fulton County Superior Court has unique procedural rules that are not used in several other counties in Georgia. Meriwether & Tharp's Midtown Atlanta office is fully staffed and has been helping divorce and family law clients through difficult times throughout Atlanta for over 20 years.
Call (678) 879-9000 now to have a free phone consultation with one of Meriwether & Tharp's experienced Atlanta divorce lawyers.
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?