The divorce attorneys at the 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
The divorce rate in Georgia and throughout the United States is high. However, we are here to assist you in all aspects of your divorce. Besides the initial separation, there are a lot of complex issues that you and your spouse will need to decide upon before your divorce is made final. Some of the most common problems are listed below, and they include, but aren’t limited to:
If, in your divorce, there are issues that you and your spouse can’t agree on, this would be considered a contested divorce. Because you may be hurt, angry, or feeling many emotions, it may interfere with your judgment. In Rome, 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.
In some cases, you and your spouse may agree on all the issues involved in your divorce. This would be considered an uncontested divorce. If this is the case in your situation, you shouldn’t forego hiring your own Rome, Georgia divorce attorney to ensure all the paperwork is completed correctly and that your rights are being protected.
Division of Property
Dividing your marital property can lead to arguments and build much 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 circumstances.
- Your marital home
- Secondary homes such as mountain homes
- Investment property
- IRA’s pensions, and 401(k)s
- Bonds, mutual funds, and stocks
- RV’s, boats, and vehicles
- Artwork, furniture, and collectibles
Additionally, any debts such as mortgages, credit card debt, personal loans, or car loans that are still outstanding will have to be equitably divided between you and your spouse.
If there are minor children in your marriage, then issues related to child custody are going to have to be discussed between you and your spouse. While talking about child custody can be emotionally charged, it’s essential always to keep the best interest of your child in front and center. Physical and legal custody will have to be decided, and if you and your spouse can’t agree, the Georgia court will do it for you.
Physical custody refers to whom your child will physically reside while legal custody refers to which parent has the right to take any legal decisions for your child. This can include decisions about schooling, religion, or medical treatment. 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 Rome, Georgia, both you and your spouse are required to support their child after 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 Rome divorce attorney will work hard to make sure you are treated fairly and that the amount of child support is accurately calculated.
In Rome and throughout the state of Georgia, alimony/spousal support is not guaranteed as part of your divorce. Some factors 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 Rome, Georgia Divorce Case
If you are going through a divorce in Rome, 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.