Family Law
Frequently Asked Questions “FAQs”

General Divorce FAQs

What Happens When you Are Served Divorce Papers?

In Georgia, a divorce starts when one spouse serves his or her partner with divorce papers via a sheriff’s deputy or an official process server. The documents colloquially known as “divorce papers” include… READ MORE

Are There Different Kinds of Divorce?

What many people don’t know is that when they are going through a divorce in Georgia, there are actually 7 types of divorce you and your partner may file, each based on… READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Divorce and Annulment?

If you are thinking about filing for divorce in Georgia, you might be wondering if you should actually file for divorce or if you should seek an annulment… READ MORE

What are Legal Grounds for Divorce?

The grounds for filing for divorce in Georgia fall primarily under the state’s statutory law which… READ MORE

What is a Prenuptial Agreement and Should I Sign One?

A prenuptial agreement (or “prenup”) is a contract that a couple… READ MORE

Do You Have to Go to Court During a Divorce?

If you are getting divorced in Georgia, you may have considered whether or not you will have to go to court. The answer to this question… READ MORE

Can I Stop My Divorce?

In Georgia, a person can file for divorce on the grounds that their marriage is… READ MORE

How Long Does It Take For a Divorce to Become Finalized?

We speak with many clients who are planning to file for divorce and who have questions about the length of time that the average divorce takes. In short, there is… READ MORE

Does Divorce Affect My Credit?

The common questions of debt and credit impact arise during divorce and whether or not divorce affects one’s credit worthiness. In some cases… READ MORE

How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced?

The answer to this question can vary widely depending upon the specific circumstances of your case. For some people, divorce can take as little as a month. For others, divorce can… READ MORE

Can I Get a Divorce Restraining Order?

To protect yourself and your family, you may need to seek a restraining order on your spouse or your former partner. It is worth highlighting… READ MORE

Do I Need an Attorney to File a Divorce?

The answer to this is, unfortunately, not black and white. While an attorney is not required to… READ MORE

What Do I Do If My Spouse Goes Missing During Our Divorce?

Typically, you can get divorced even though your spouse is missing. But what a judge can award you will depend on… READ MORE

Alimony & Child Support FAQs

How Does Alimony/Spousal Support Work?

When a married couple is in the process of getting divorced in Georgia, one or both spouses are likely to have questions about alimony. In particular… READ MORE

How Long Do you Have to Pay Alimony in a Georgia Divorce?

For divorcing couples, there are few issues that are more contentious than alimony. To make matters even worse… READ MORE

Do Women Have to Pay Child Support?

Men today don’t always end up paying child support, especially if they have primary custody of the minor children and/or they were… READ MORE

How Much is Child Support?

Each U.S. state has its own statutory guidelines to deal with issues of child support. Under Georgia law… READ MORE

Do Father’s Always Pay Child Support?

Father’s today take on just as much of the parenting responsibility and at times earn just as much income as the Mother.  Because this is the situation at times Fathers don’t always end up paying child support, especially if they have primary custody of the minor children and/or they were… READ MORE

Child Custody FAQs

Who Gets Child Custody in a Georgia Divorce?

For Georgia parents, there are few things that are more stressful than going through a child custody battle. Nothing should interfere with… READ MORE