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Georgia Contested Divorce

If you and your spouse are unable to agree to each and every term of your divorce, you may have to proceed with a contested divorce.  This means that you and your spouse disagree on one or more issues pertaining to your divorce.  The legal and practical implications of a divorce are far-reaching and can present unique challenges.  Additionally, a failed marriage can also carry a heavy emotional burden.  For these reasons and others, it can be difficult for two spouses to reach an agreement on each and every term of their divorce without the professional assistance of an experienced attorney.  The Zdrilich Law Group has helped ease the divorce process for hundreds of couples by assisting with separation agreements and other legal hurdles that help reduce the costs and stress associated with a divorce.

The Legal Components of Divorce

In order to legally dissolve a marriage contract in Georgia, you must obtain a Decree of Divorce from a superior court.  In Georgia, there are thirteen grounds for filing for a divorce.  The most common ground is that the marriage is irretrievably broken.  This is also the only “no fault” ground for divorce in Georgia.  Each of the other grounds include some kind of wrongdoing—such as adultery, habitual intoxication, drug addiction, physical or mental abuse, impotency and desertion.  In addition to the legal grounds for a divorce, there are numerous other legal requirements that must be met.  Because of the far-reaching legal Implications of a divorce, there are many ancillary issues that must be considered.  These issues include property division (both assets and debts), child custody, child support and visitation and alimony.  For this reason, it can be difficult for spouses to reach an agreement on each and every term of their divorce.    While only things that are certain in this life are death and taxes, there are issues in a divorce, including property division, which cannot be modified, and other issues, like custody issues or terms of child support, that can only be modified upon a petition for modification.  When entering into decisions which can impact your life not just for years but decades to come, you need experienced representation and a counselor who can evaluate the issues.  We are here to help.

Reducing the Cost and Stress of Divorce

Obtaining a divorce can be both stressful and expensive.  Especially if you have children, Georgia’s divorce laws can be complicated to maneuver without professional legal assistance.  For this reason, hiring an experienced divorce attorney can reduce your stress level and protect your financial interests.  

Hiring an Attorney

Divorce can impact your life for many years to come.  Reduce your stress level and protect your financial and legal interests by hiring an experienced divorce attorney.  Contact The Zdrilich Law Group today for a consultation.