What You Need To Know About Divorce in 2023

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What are the grounds for divorce in Georgia? What if my spouse (soon-to-be ex) and I are willing to cooperate? What if I have a kid? What do I need to know about Divorce in 2023?

All of these questions can be addressed and we’re here to do just that. If you’re looking for a top-rated divorce attorney in Atlanta, give us a call. We take on the ‘ugly’ in family law, so you don’t have to.

What are the grounds for divorce in Georgia?

In Georgia, filing for divorce requires both spouses to complete a series of necessary steps to ensure a smooth and efficient process. While divorce is simply the legal termination of a marriage, the complexities of asset and property division, debt, and family matters make it anything but straightforward.

In line with many other states, Georgia recognizes both fault-based and no-fault divorce. There are a total of 13 grounds for divorce in Georgia, with 12 being fault-based and only 1 being a no-fault ground. Additionally, there are five grounds for annulment of a marriage, although it’s important to note that annulments are much less common than divorces. 

The no-fault ground for divorce is the grounds for a ‘no-fault’ divorce. It can be described in different forms, “irretrievably broken,” “general incompatibility,” and other ways to describe a general no-fault breakdown in the relationship. Even when there has been infidelity in a marriage, which is one of the 12 fault-based grounds for divorce, many attorneys might still advise on going through a no-fault route.

What if my spouse (soon-to-be ex) and I are willing to cooperate during our divorce?

First, let’s start by saying: Great! Of Course, divorce is tough. And, even if spouses are willing to cooperate, a lot of emotions will still surface. However, if both parties are willing to cooperate during the divorce proceedings, it can significantly ease the process and make it less stressful. Here’s what you can do (and we can help with) if you’re going to collaborate together to move on from your marriage. 

We can help you create a plan. This plan can include things like how you will divide property, how you will share custody of any children, and how you will handle finances. Having a plan in place can help reduce uncertainty and conflict.If there are areas where you and your ex-spouse are having trouble coming to an agreement, we can use a mediator to help facilitate the conversation. A mediator is a neutral third party who can help you find common ground and reach a resolution that works for both of you. Once both sides have come to an agreement, we’ll make sure to put everything in writing. This can help prevent misunderstandings and provide a clear record of what was agreed upon.

There’s a child involved in our marriage, what do I do?

First things first. We can’t advise you on how to proceed with a divorce without a consultation. Our articles online are written to give some indication of the laws, processes, and mistakes we see as family law professionals. Family law, is not easy. It involves emotions. It involves family, exes, and sometimes children. If you’re taking the step to end your marriage, and you’re a parent, you have not just yourself to consider but of course your most cherished loved one. Here’s what we can tell you without dragging on this article for a hundred pages: give us a call.

Our firm is trusted by many families and individuals in Atlanta and the greater metro area. We can advise you on how to proceed with your family law situation and get you on the right path!