We understand that family law deals with issues in often complicated family relationships, and we are here to help you. You may be dealing with such family law issues that include 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:
You and your spouse may decide that you don’t want a legal divorce but would instead seek a legal separation under Georgia law. Our Rome, Georgia family law attorneys can assist you and make sure that your rights are protected.
To be awarded an annulment in Rome, and throughout the state of Georgia, you must be able to show that your marriage was based on either fraud, bigamy, deception, or incapacity at the time of your marriage. Our Rome, Georgia attorneys can assist you with your annulment, and, according to Georgia law, if your annulment is granted, it will be declared void and be retroactive to the date of your marriage.
If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce, you may be experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, and the feeling that you are overwhelmed.
If that wasn’t enough, you must file particular paperwork in the Rome, Georgia court, according to Georgia’s state procedures and rules. We are here to help you make sure your legal rights are protected, whether you are going through a contested or uncontested divorce.
Getting a divorce from a spouse that is in the military may cause you to face some rather unique challenges. Our Rome family law attorneys are here to guide you as to where to file and the specific rules regarding military service members that may have an impact on your divorce, child support, and visitation.
Who gets custody of your child when you’re going through a divorce can be one of the most challenging aspects of the entire divorce process. Our Rome family law attorneys will try to work within your family’s unique dynamics and understand that during this challenging time, you deserve special treatment.
During child custody discussions, it’s essential to keep in mind that your child deserves a stable and healthy environment for them to thrive, and this includes a relationship with both you and your spouse.
Child custody involves both physical and legal custody of your child. Physical custody is when your child resides with you, and legal custody is when both you and your spouse have input into significant issues surrounding your children, such as medical treatment, schooling, or religion.
The courts in the state of Georgia will either award primary custody to one parent or joint custody to both parents, depending on your circumstances.
Child support is another critical issue that needs to be decided during your Rome, Georgia divorce proceedings. Georgia has specific calculations for child support that are quite legally complex. Having an experienced Rome family law attorney at your side can assist you through this process and make sure all of your rights are protected. We can also help you with child support modification.
Depending on your circumstances, it may be necessary that alimony/spousal support be paid from one of you to the other following your separation or divorce. Our 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 cases, it may be necessary for you and your spouse to decide on important issues during the mediation process. Mediation is a proceeding in which a third-party mediator will assist you and your spouse to come to some agreement and solution regarding any unresolved issues in your divorce.
Our dedicated team of Rome, 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 protection, 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.