Family law consists of helping you with any matter that involves complicated family relationships. This can include mediation, child custody, divorce, child support, adoption, paternity, division of property, and father’s rights.
What if I’m Going Through A Divorce?
Going through a divorce can be an emotional time for all involved. You have to deal with specific paperwork regarding the courts and their rules and procedures. Georgia has its requirements on how you can file for a divorce or separation. Whether or not your divorce is complicated or uncontested, we can help you protect your legal rights during this challenging time in your life.
What About A Military Divorce?
If your spouse is in the military, it will pose unique challenges. We can help you understand where you should file for your divorce and how there are specific rules that apply to military service members. Additionally, we will help you through such issues as child support and child custody matters.
What About A Legal Separation?
Sometimes you and your spouse don’t want a legal divorce but would rather be granted a legal separation under the law. We can help you with your legal separation and make sure all of your rights are protected.
Can I Get an Annulment?
If your marriage was based on fraud or other specific legal circumstances, your marriage may be declared void and is retroactive to the date you were married. If there was any deception, bigamy, fraud, or incapacity at the time of your marriage, our Smyrna attorneys can help you get an annulment and represent you through this process.
What About Child Custody Issues?
Child custody agreements are one of the hardest parts of going through a divorce. Our Smyrna attorneys understand that your family has its own set of dynamics, and you deserve specialized treatment. Additionally, your child needs a stable environment and the right to have a relationship with both its parents.
Child custody cases involve both legal and physical custody issues. Having legal custody gives you the right to participate in any significant life decisions regarding your child, such as schooling or religion.
Most Georgia courts will award either primary custody to you or your ex-spouse or joint custody to both of you, depending on your individual circumstances and what is in the best interest of your child.
Because both parents should play an essential role in your child’s life, child custody agreements are crucial to make sure that your parent-child relationship remains stable and healthy and help you to spend time with your child.
In some cases, there may be jurisdictional issues between you and your ex-spouse, and our Smyrna law firm can assist you with these types of matters. We can also help you with any problems that arise out of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
There are issues such as parenting plans, visitation, relocations, custody issues for parents who aren’t married, parental rights, and other matters. We can help you with all of these issues that may arise during your child custody case.
What About Child Support?
Child custody matters can be significant, but so are issues surrounding child support. The calculations that are made for child support payments can be quite complex, and having us by your side can help you through this process. The Smyrna attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will ensure that the calculations regarding your child support are done accurately to benefit your child. We can also assist you with any child support modification actions that may need to be taken.
What About Spousal Support (Alimony)?
Your divorce may include spousal support, also referred to as alimony. This is required to be paid from one spouse to the other following a divorce or legal separation. Our firm will work hard to make sure your best interests are represented and modify an existing spousal support order if necessary.
What about the Division of Property?
The division of property in your divorce can be quite a complicated legal matter. The court will require that you and your ex-spouse’s property be divided equitably between you both. However, the actual analysis and computation of the division of your property can become quite challenging.
Additionally, if you are the owner of a business or a medical professional, your business or medical practice will have to be included in the property division. We can help ensure that all of your legal rights are protected during this process.
Can You Help Me With Mediation?
In some Smyrna family law cases, you and your spouse can make decisions about very significant issues in your divorce with a few exceptions. If you two are willing to go through the mediation process, you may be able to save yourselves a lot of time and money.
Mediation is the process in which a third-party mediator helps you come to an agreement and find solutions regarding issues in your divorce, such as child custody, child support, and the division of property.
Mediation can, at times, be less adversarial, and it’s vital that you have legal representation throughout this process to make sure all of your rights are protected.
Can You Represent Me in an Adoption?
We are deeply invested in helping build healthy families in Georgia. Our experienced legal team can help you during the adoption process for stepparents and relative adoptions as well as second-parent adoption.
What If I Want A Prenuptial Agreement?
There could be a reason that you want a prenuptial agreement before your marriage. Our legal team can make sure all of your rights are protected within a prenuptial agreement that is tailored to your specific needs.
Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers in Georgia are here to help you with any area of family law. We understand that your family law issues may involve highly charged emotions, and we want to give you peace of mind.