Woodstock Divorce Lawyer
Our Woodstock Divorce Lawyers
Meriwether & Tharp knows that divorce can be stressful, emotional, and complex, and it may be difficult to know where to begin. The first step is to hire the best Woodstock divorce lawyer for your case. One should consider 1) the firm's location and 2) the firm's overall experience with divorce & family law issues. A divorce will generally be filed in the county where you and your spouse live. If you and your spouse live separately, you will likely file for divorce in the county where your spouse lives. If your spouse lives in Woodstock, you would probably file in Cherokee County Superior Court.
In Georgia, different counties may have different local rules and local judges may have unique preferences. Therefore, it is most advantageous to hire an attorney who has experience trying cases in the county where your case will be filed. Meriwether & Tharp's Woodstock office is fully staffed and has been helping divorce and family law clients through difficult times throughout Cherokee 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
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?