The divorce attorneys at the Norcross, Georgia law firm of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers have the knowledge, and experience to assist you during this stressful time of your life. Our goal is to make your divorce as uncomplicated as possible and to be your advocate during the divorce process.
Divorce Issues We Can Handle
Just because the divorce rate in Georgia and throughout the United States is high, doesn’t make it any easier, and we are here to assist you in all aspects of your divorce. Besides the initial separation, there are many complex issues that you and your spouse will need to decide before your divorce is made final. Some of the most common issues are listed below and they include, but aren’t limited to:
If you and your spouse are not able to agree on certain issues pertaining to your divorce, this would be considered a contested divorce. You and your spouse may be hurt, angry, and feeling a lot of emotions, it may interfere with your judgment. In Norcross, Georgia, your divorce lawyer will be there as an invaluable resource. We can handle all communications with your spouse and their legal team, and work with you and them to finalize the details so you both can move forward with your lives.
If you and your spouse agree on all the issues in your divorce, this would be considered an uncontested divorce. If this is the case in your individual situation, you shouldn’t forego hiring your own Norcross, Georgia divorce attorney to ensure all the paperwork is completed correctly and that your rights are being protected.
Division of Property
One of the hottest issues that arise in a divorce is the division of property. This can lead to heated discussions and be a source of contention between you and your spouse.
The law in Georgia requires that all of the property you and your spouse acquired during the course of your marriage needs to be equitably divided between you and your spouse. This does not necessarily mean a 50/50 split, but it should be as equal as possible.
Below is a list of assets that you and your spouse will need to divide between you. This list is by no means inclusive, and it depends on your individual circumstances.
- Your marital home
- Secondary homes such as cabins, etc.
- Investment property
- IRA’s pensions, and 401(k)s
- Bonds, mutual funds, and stocks
- RV’s, boats, and vehicles
- Artwork, furniture, and collectibles
Please know that any debts such as car loans, mortgages, personal loans, and credit card debt that are still outstanding will also have to be equitably divided between you and your spouse.
If you and your spouse have minor children, any issues related to child custody are going to have to be discussed. We understand that talking about child custody can be emotionally charged, it’s important to always keep the best interest of your child front and center. Physical and legal custody will have to be decided and if you and your spouse can’t come to an agreement, the Georgia court will do it for you.
Physical custody refers to whom your child will physically reside with while legal custody refers to which parent has the right to make any legal decisions for your child. This can include decisions about schooling, religion, medical treatment, etc. You and your spouse can share legal custody of your child where you both have input into any significant decisions that need to be made for your child.
In the family court system in Norcross, Georgia, both you and your spouse are required to support their child after a separation. Child support payments are made every month and the amount is determined by a calculator with a unique formula as laid out in Georgia law.
Your Norcross divorce attorney will work hard to make sure you are treated fairly and that the amount of child support is accurately calculated.
In Norcross and throughout the state of Georgia, alimony/spousal support is not guaranteed as part of your divorce. There are factors that come into play as to whether alimony is to be paid at all. These factors include:
- Living standards for each of you when you were married
- Length of your marriage
- The receiving spouse’s age, physical condition, earning potential and skillset
- The paying spouse’s earning capacity, financial stability and debts
- Non-income producing contributions to the marriage
In Georgia, spousal support can either be temporary or permanent. However, even if alimony is permanent, it will only continue for a limited amount of time.
Contact Us About Your Norcross, Georgia Divorce Case
If you are going through a divorce in Norcross, you should speak with one of our skilled divorce attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. We are ready to start work on your case today. We understand how emotional and stressful a divorce can be and we will strive to make your divorce as easy as possible.