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As undeniably common as divorce is, that doesn’t make it any easier when you’re going through it. By the day—by the minute even—you may feel sadness, anger, excitement, loneliness, and relief. Emotional chaos is hardly an ideal state of mind for making important, life-impacting decisions, but that is exactly what you must do during the divorce process. Right now, you are setting the course of your future, and you need to make smart choices for yourself and, if you are a parent, your children. An experienced Atlanta divorce attorney can provide the strong legal guidance and representation you need during this difficult time, ensuring you come out the other side of divorce in the best circumstances possible.
Georgia Divorce Requirements
The first legal requirement for getting a divorce in Georgia is residency. Georgia law requires the spouse filing for divorce to be a resident of the state for at least six months. Importantly, the spouse that files for divorce does not have an advantage in the divorce process. In fact, Georgia courts will not grant a divorce in less than 30 days after the divorce papers were served to the non-filing spouse, even if both spouses agree to the divorce sooner.
Georgia divorce laws allow for a “no-fault” divorce or a divorce based on grounds, such as adultery, violence, desertion, or fraud. With a no-fault divorce, neither spouse must prove the other was at fault for the marriage’s failure, while to get a fault-based divorce, the filing spouse must prove the facts that justify the divorce. No-fault divorces are much more common than fault-based divorces in Georgia, not only because the modern trend is toward no-fault divorce, but also because the no-fault divorce process is generally much faster than obtaining a fault-based divorce.
At The Solomon Firm, you will find a compassionate yet aggressive divorce attorney dedicated to your needs. For our clients, this means we look at every divorce on a case-by-case basis to determine how we will provide the best representation possible. If filing for a no-fault divorce and seeking a quick resolution is desirable, then that’s what we’ll do. But if a conflict-avoiding, speedy divorce is not in your best interests, we won’t encourage you into a settlement when you should litigate.
Discuss Your Divorce Options with an Experienced Atlanta Divorce Attorney
If you are facing divorce, you owe it to yourself to discuss your rights and options with an experienced divorce attorney. In the Atlanta area, The Solomon Firm is here to help you. Remember, your future is riding on the decisions you make today. With sound legal guidance and support, you can be confident those decisions are good ones.