What you Need to know about getting a Divorce in Georgia?
Don’t go through your Georgia divorce on your own. Divorcing your spouse can be a long and difficult process for all parties involved. However, the process can be made a bit easier when you know what you are getting into and when you have an experienced legal team at your side. Here are some common questions about the divorce process in Georgia.
Does Hiring a Divorce Lawyer Mean Going to Court?
You might feel like hiring a lawyer automatically means that you will wind up in divorce court, but that isn’t the case at all. Every divorce requires a lawyer’s assistance, but not every divorce winds up being fought out in the courts. In fact, your attorney can help you by mediating talks between you and your spouse during this difficult time.
Keep Your End Goal in Mind
The end goal of a divorce should be to separate your assets as quickly as possible so that you can both move on in your lives. Chances are that you also both want to save as much money as possible during the process, but legal fees can get quite expensive. So, before you immediately push for divorce court, you should definitely see if you can work out your differences through mediation and collaboration.
If you have children, a long drawn out court battle would also place a huge strain on them. So, with that in mind, both of you should do your best to avoid that situation. A little flexibility as far as what items you’re willing to part with can go a long way toward accomplishing that goal.
Stay Organized and Prepared for Anything
Even if you think you know your spouse well and can still get along with them through a divorce, it’s best to stay organized and prepared. That means making copies of any documentation that you absolutely need, as well as taking an inventory of your personal possessions. A legal team can help you by suggesting other ways for you to stay on top of the situation as your divorce progresses.
If You Do Go to Divorce Court
If you do go to divorce court over the division of your personal possessions, or especially the custody of your children, be as transparent as possible. In other words, tell your legal team everything. Hiding anything from them won’t help your case at all, and you would be amazed at the things that can come out in the middle of a court battle. Request the same level of honesty from your spouse and their legal team.
Let Us Help You through Your Divorce
James T. Johnson and his team have built up a strong reputation in North Georgia over the years. We know what it’s like for divorcing couples in this area. We can walk you through all of the laws and legal procedures relating to divorce. Just give us a call at 706-692-7226. We know that there is no avoiding the stress of divorce, but we can at least help you be prepared for the process. We’ll go over all of the options and possible outcomes with you.