The area of family law is based solely on assisting you with any matter that involves family relationships. This could be a child custody matter, or mediation, divorce, child support, paternity, adoption, father’s rights, or division of property.
The areas of family law we service are:
Divorce in Georgia
If you’re going through a divorce, we understand it is an emotional time for everyone in your family. However, you are still going to have to deal with all the specific paperwork Georgia courts require as well as their rules and procedures.
Georgia has its specific requirements on how you file for a Savannah 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.
Military Divorce in Georgia
If your spouse is in the military, you may be facing some 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.
Legal Separation in Savannah, Georgia
Sometimes you and your spouse decide against a legal divorce but would instead pursue a legal separation under the law. We can help you with your legal separation and make sure all of your rights are protected.
Annulment in Savannah, Georgia
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 Savannah, Georgia attorneys could help you get an annulment and represent you through this process.
Child Custody Issues in Georgia
You and your spouse reach a child custody agreement can one of the hardest parts of going through a divorce. Our Savannah 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 children, 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 circumstances and what is in the best interest of your child.
It’s important to understand that both you and your spouse have an essential part in your child’s life. Therefore, it’s vitally important that you have a child custody agreement in place to ensure that your parent-child relationship remains stable and healthy and help you to spend time with your child.
There may be jurisdictional issues between you and your ex-spouse, and our Savannah 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.
Child Support in Savannah, Georgia
Child custody matters are significant, but so are the 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 Savannah 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.
Spousal Support (Alimony) in Savannah, Georgia
Your divorce may require one of you to pay spousal support, also referred to as alimony. This is expected 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.
Division of Property in Georgia
The division of property in your divorce can be quite a complicated legal matter and quite a point of contention between you and your spouse. The Georgia courts 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.
Mediation in Georgia
In some Savannah family law cases, you and your spouse can make decisions about very significant issues in your divorce with a few exceptions. If both of you 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.
Adoption in Savannah, Georgia
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 approval.
Prenuptial Agreements in Georgia
You may decide 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.