Family law has to do with helping you with an issue that involves complicated family relationships. This may include a divorce, child custody, child support, mediation, adoption, division of property, father’s rights, and paternity.
Some of our services in the family law area include the following:
Going through a divorce may make you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster. You may be experiencing anything from anger, anxiety, depression, and be feeling overwhelmed.
On top of all of this, you must file particular paperwork with the court, according to Georgia’s state rules and procedures. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, we can help you make sure your legal rights are protected during your divorce.
If you are thinking about getting a divorce from your spouse who is in the military, your divorce may have some unique challenges. Our Carrollton family law attorneys can help you know where to file and the specific rules regarding military service members that will have an impact on your divorce, child custody, and child support.
In some cases, you and your spouse may not want to get a legal divorce but would instead seek a legal separation under Georgia law. We can help you with your Carrollton, Georgia legal separation, and make sure all of your rights are protected.
If your Carrollton, Georgia, marriage was based on fraud, deception, bigamy, or incapacity that existed at the time of your marriage, our attorneys can help you get an annulment. In Georgia, if your annulment is granted, it will be declared void and retroactive to the date of the marriage.
Perhaps one of the most challenging parts of your divorce deals with the custody of your child and the child custody arrangements. Our Carrollton, Georgia family law attorneys understand that you and your family have your own set of dynamics and that you deserve special treatment.
What’s important is that your child deserves a healthy and stable environment to thrive, and this includes a relationship with both of their parents.
Child custody deals with both legal and physical custody of your child. Legal custody is when both parents have significant input into the vital issues surrounding your child, such as schooling, medical treatment or religion.
Physical custody is when you get to spend time with your child. In the state of Georgia, the courts either award primary custody to one parent or joint custody to both parents, depending on your circumstances.
Besides the critical issue of child custody, child support also matters. The calculations for child support payments can be quite legally complex, and having an experienced Georgia family law attorney at your side can help you through the process and ensure your rights are protected. We can also assist you with child support modifications if necessary.
In some cases, spousal support/alimony is required to be paid from one of you to the other following a divorce or legal separation. Our Carrollton, Georgia family law attorneys will work with you to make sure that your best interests are protected and modify an existing spousal support order if necessary.
Division of Property
Trying to divide your marital property while going through a divorce is quite a sizeable legal undertaking. While the Georgia courts will require equitable division of your marital property between you and your spouse, the actual analysis and computation of this division can be challenging.
Additionally, if you own a business or are a medical professional, your business and medical practice will all be included in this property division. We can help make sure your legal rights are protected when it comes to dividing up your property during a divorce.
In some Carrollton, Georgia divorces, you and your spouse may be able to decide on important issues during mediation. Mediation is a process in which a third-party mediator assists you and your spouse to come to an agreement and solutions in regards to any unresolved issues in your divorce.
Our dedicated team of Carrollton, Georgia adoption attorneys, want to help you grow your family if you should choose to adopt. We can help you navigate the adoption process if you are a stepparent or relative adoptions, as well as second-parent adoptions.
Sometimes a divorce will change your family dynamics, and many grandparents who’d had a relationship with their grandchildren are suddenly cut out of their lives. In certain situations, grandparents have the right under law to see their grandchildren, and a court can order visitation.
Other Family Law Matters
In Georgia, the experienced family law attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can assist you with any of your family law matters. Not only do we provide services in the areas listed in this article, but we also offer our legal services for such things as prenuptial agreements, name changes, adult orders of protection, child orders of security, post-judgment enforcement, contempt, modifications, relocation following your divorce, restraining orders, and supervised visitation matters.
We also offer a free consultation to discuss your case at any one of our Georgia locations.