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Our Marietta Divorce Lawyers

When facing a divorce or considering divorce, the first step is to make absolutely sure that you hire the best Marietta divorce lawyer for your case. How do you know who the best divorce lawyer for your case will be? The best attorney will be experienced in practicing family law and divorce and they will be located near you. Evaluating experience is about more than just years. Does the lawyer focus solely on family law and divorce or do they dabble in several other areas of the law? You should also ask if the divorce law firm is located near you and if they practice in the county your divorce will take place in. If you and your spouse live together, your divorce will likely be filed in the county you live in. If you and your spouse are living separately, you will file for divorce in the county your spouse lives in. If you and your spouse live in Marietta, then your divorce will likely be filed in Cobb County Superior Court. If you have children, you will need to resolve 4 core issues to complete your divorce. The four issues are child custody, child support, asset/property division (equitable division), and alimony. If you do not have kids, you will only need to resolve the areas of asset/property division and alimony.

Location isn't just about convenience. Your divorce lawyer should be familiar with practicing family law in the county that your case will be filed in. It is important to select a lawyer with local experience since different counties have different procedures and rules for family law cases. Meriwether & Tharp's team of Marietta divorce lawyers have over 20 years of experience serving clients throughout Cobb County.

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Marietta Divorce Lawyers Near You

Address:
506 Roswell Street NE, Suite 240
Marietta GA, 30060

Phone:
678-527-5174

Directions:
Meriwether & Tharp's Marietta office is located within a mile of the famous Marietta Square and conveniently off of I-75 near Kennesaw State University Marietta Campus. If you find yourself in the area or needing to visit your Marietta divorce lawyer in person, scroll below to find more detailed directions to our Marietta office.

Via I-75 N - Follow I-75 S to North Marietta Pkwy NE in Marietta. Take exit 265 from I-75 S and turn right on North Marietta Parkway. Take a left onto Fairgrounds St. Take a right on Roswell St. Destination is on the right.

Via I-75 S - Follow I-75 N to South Marietta Pkwy in Marietta. Take exit 263 from I-75 S. Turn right toward Fairground St SE. Turn left onto Fairground St SE. Turn left onto Waterman St SE. Turn right onto South Ave SE. Turn left and the destination will be on the right.

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Marietta Child Custody Lawyers

In Georgia, you always have to option to come to agreement with your spouse on the child custody arrangement. However, if you cannot agree, then the court will decide custody of your children by looking at series of factors like safety, involvement, and emotional ties to determine what custody arrangement is in the best interests of the children involved. Having one of our experienced Marietta child custody attorneys guide you through this process will decrease the likelihood of getting a surprise custody arrangement and increase the likelihood that you get an arrangement that works best for you and your family. At a basic level, there are two parts to child custody, 1) time (who physically gets the child and when), and 2) Say-so (final decision-making authority for areas of education, medical, extracurricular, and religious decisions for the child).

Marietta Child Support Lawyers

For those with minor children, determining child support is a critical issue. How is child support determined in Georgia? The specific monthly child support amount is calculated using Georgia's Online Child Support Calculator. This calculator takes into account the monthly incomes of both parents and the number of children and creates an exact monthly child support number. It is important to remember that typically the parent that is deemed the "non-custodial" parent (meaning they have less physical time with the child than the other parent), will be the parent designated to pay a monthly child support obligation. Everyone's situation is different and there may be unique circumstances in your case that require the child support amount to be adjusted or deviated. It's best to consider hiring one of our experienced Marietta child support lawyers to assist you with child support.

Marietta Alimony & Equitable Division Lawyers

Whether or not you will pay or receive alimony in Georgia depends on a specific analysis. To determine alimony, the court will consider the requesting party's "need" for alimony and balance that with the paying party's "ability to pay." Alimony is not right for every case. The court will also consider the length of the marriage. For example, a 1-year marriage is likely to result in no alimony. On the other hand, a 30-year marriage has a much higher likelihood of resulting in alimony. It is best to call one of our experienced Marietta alimony attorneys to help you go through this analysis and see what the realistic likelihood of alimony will be in your case.

Be careful assuming that you get half of everything in a divorce. That is not true in Georgia. Georgia is not a community property state where everything is split 50/50. In Georgia, assets, property, retirement and debts are split up "equitably" NOT "equally." If the judge deems it equitable, you could receive a 70/30 split or even a 10/90 split. Consider hiring one of our experienced Marietta equitable division lawyers to help you go through all the possible scenarios and get you the division of assets and retirement that works best for you and your family.

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.


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