Sandy Springs Divorce Lawyer
Our Sandy Springs Divorce Lawyers
At Meriwether & Tharp, we understand that divorce can be stressful, emotional, and complex. We also understand it can be difficult to know where to begin. The first step is to hire the best Sandy Springs divorce lawyer for your case. While searching for the best divorce attorney for your case, you should look for an attorney who has experience practicing divorce and family law in the county where your case will be filed. How can you determine in which county your divorce will be filed? Identifying where your divorce will be filed is simple: if you and your spouse live together, the divorce will be filed in the county where you both live, but if you and your spouse are living separate, your divorce will likely be filed in the county where your spouse lives. If you live in the Sandy Springs area, your case will likely be filed in Fulton County Superior Court. However, part of Sandy Springs may be located in DeKalb County and would be filed in DeKalb County Superior Court.
In Georgia, different counties may have different local rules and local judges may have unique preferences. Therefore, hiring a divorce law firm with significant experience trying cases in your area would be most advantageous. At Meriwether & Tharp, we have tried numerous divorces in Sandy Springs and throughout Atlanta for over 20 years. Our fully staffed Midtown Atlanta office serves divorce and family law clients in Sandy Springs.
Call (678) 879-9000 now to have a free phone consultation with one of Meriwether & Tharp's experienced Sandy Springs 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
Divorce Hurts, but It Doesn't Have to be Nasty
How are you supposed to select the best divorce lawyer for you when divorce lawyers tend to say the same things?
Is it possible the traditional method could actually be making things worse?