Providing Compassionate Legal Services to Families and Couples
At the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb, we are committed to helping you navigate your family law matters with legal guidance, comprehensive knowledge, and support. Family law issues can be both complex and personal, which is why we approach each case with compassion, dedication, and a commitment to securing a favorable outcome. For us, we understand that every case represents a real family, which is why we treat our clients with care and compassion.
Whether you need to file for an uncontested or contested divorce, require legal assistance in a custody battle, or wish to establish spousal support, our experienced lawyer can support you through each process.
What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Georgia?
As Georgia, is a at-fault divorce state, you and your spouse must choose one out of 13 grounds to obtain a divorce. The ground you decide on could influence additional divorce issues, including property division, alimony, and child custody. The grounds for divorce in Georgia are as follows:
- Mental incapacity (at the time of the marriage)
- Marriage is irretrievably broken
- Impotency (at the time of the marriage)
- Habitual intoxication
- Habitual drug addiction
- Cruel treatment
- Incurable mental illness
- Criminal conviction
- Duress, force, or fraud (when obtaining the marriage)
- Unknown pregnancy (happens when the wife was pregnant with another man’s child and then married her husband)
Uncontested Versus Contested Divorce
In an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree on all the matters related to the dissolution of their marriage, including asset and property division, child custody, child support, and alimony. In a contested divorce, the spouses cannot agree on one or more terms of the divorce. This typically results in the need to go to court to have a judge resolve these issues.
Why Hire a Family Law Attorney?
A family law attorney can provide guidance and legal assistance to ensure you have the proper support and representation for your family law case. A family law attorney can help with any of the following situations:
The dissolution process can get complicated, especially if the divorce is contested. A family law attorney can represent your best interests and advocate on your behalf if the divorce gets contentious at any point.
Child custody is often the most difficult parts of a divorce case. When spouses disagree on custody matters, it is important to have an attorney on your side for support in case you are faced with a custody battle.
Couples going through a divorce can run into difficulties with calculating child support. Family law attorneys handle these matters in a manner that is fair for both parties involved.
If you need any support establishing, modifying, or enforcing alimony, an experienced lawyer can provide you with the help you require.
Contact us online or give us a call at (706) 705-5122 to book an initial consultation with our Athens family lawyer.
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