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Going through a divorce is one of the most challenging transitions in life. It can feel like a storm has upended everything you once knew. Everything from your finances to your living situation to your children may be up in the air.

Kierston, a divorce attorney in Carrollton, can guide you through this tumultuous time. With a decade of experience in family law, she brings a wealth of knowledge, a strong work ethic and a straightforward, commonsense approach to every case. Her down-to-earth and level-headed manner makes her highly dependable during unstable times.

George Divorce Law – Breaking Down The Basics

Navigating a dissolution of marriage in Georgia requires a basic understanding of the laws that will affect your case. Here are some things you should know:

  • Georgia allows for both no-fault and fault-based divorce. No-fault divorces are the most common.
  • Divorce can be uncontested or contested. Contested divorces generally involve a longer timeline and greater complexity.
  • Property division in Georgia follows an “equitable distribution” model, which means your property won’t necessarily be split 50/50. The guiding standard is fairness in light of all the circumstances. High-asset divorces can be more complex and take more time.
  • Child custody decisions must be based on the best interests of the children.
  • Legal separation can provide an alternative to divorce for couples who are unsure if they want to end their marriage.
  • Collaborative divorce is an option for couples willing to work together amicably.
  • At least one spouse must have been a resident of Georgia for at least six months before filing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

It’s normal to feel awash in questions and uncertainty when you’re facing something as huge as divorce. Below are some divorce FAQs.

What is the difference between an uncontested and a contested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is where both parties agree on all terms, such as property division and child custody. A contested divorce occurs when there are major disagreements that must be resolved in mediation or court.

How is property divided in a Georgia divorce?

Georgia courts aim for an equitable distribution, which means a fair division of assets, though not necessarily equal. Courts will consider several factors such as each spouse’s financial standing, their contributions to the marriage, the length of the marriage and any award of spousal support (alimony).

Can I get a divorce in Georgia without going to court?

Yes. If you pursue an uncontested or collaborative divorce and reach an agreement on all terms, you may not need to appear in court. However, a judge will still have to sign off on your agreement.

Take The First Step Towards A New Beginning

If you’re facing the prospect of a divorce, reach out to Kierston M. Phillips, P.C., for the guidance you need to start moving forward. Call 678-664-1600 or send Kierston an email to get started with that first crucial step toward rebuilding your life.