Hiring the right Georgia Family Law attorney is critical to the success of your case and maximizes your chances of winning. When your family needs a Georgia Family Law attorney, you can trust in the legal expertise of our firm to provide you with the best positive outcome.
Personalized Approach to Family Law in Georgia.
At Moffitt Law, LLC we believe that every family law matter is unique and we truly care about the people we serve. Our mission is to be your trustworthy proponent who takes taking on all of the heavy lifts in your case. In other words, we allow you time to deal with and take care of your personal pain. Our Georgia Family Law attorneys handle an array of family law issues. For instance, these include, but are not limited to high-asset divorce, a division of marital property, parental rights, and domestic violence.
Family Law Practice Areas
- Division of Property
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
Divorce Laws in Georgia
Getting a divorce is never easy. However, it doesn’t need to be about winners, losers, and large legal bills. With the assistance of our experienced Georgia Family Law attorneys, you can work out the terms of your divorce. He can also help you make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Our firm handles both uncontested and contested divorce situations.
A no-contest divorce is also a ‘no-fault’ divorce. This occurs when a couple is able to agree on the majority of divorce terms. Meanwhile, they settle these through mediation and do not typically go to trial to receive a final divorce decree. This option is often quicker than it is to contest a divorce and is more affordable.
However, if you and your spouse disagree and argue over some matters such as child custody, alimony, the division of property, or any combination of these items, and cannot resolve your differences through mediation, then you will need to contest your divorce. It is very risky to attempt to handle a contested divorce situation without the help of a skilled Georgia Family Law Attorney.
Grounds for Divorce in Georgia
Historically, there has been a requirement in Georgia law for proving grounds of divorce. These grounds include adultery, abuse, desertion, impotency, and mental incapacity at the time of divorce among others. Present law requires that only one of the parties claim that the marriage is irretrievably broken which means is no hope that you and your spouse can save the marriage. This is referred to as a no-fault divorce, you need only prove that the marriage is broken beyond repair with no hope of reconciliation.
Alimony and Spousal Support in Georgia
In Georgia, alimony or spousal support is the money that one spouse pays to the other spouse. Alimony may last for a short time or a long time. The court usually only makes this award when a long-term marriage ends. Our experienced Georgia divorce lawyers will help you plan the best course of action on your alimony decision. They will also help you make a decision that you can live with long after your divorce is over.
Division of Marital Property in Georgia
Georgia is an equitable distribution state. It means the fair division of property and debt obligations when dividing marital property in a divorce. Marital property in Georgia is defined as “the property acquired as a direct result of labor and investment of the parties during the marriage”. Therefore, generally, any property that you own prior to your marriage, but did not transfer to your spouse, is seen as your as separate property.
Marital property includes: bank accounts, retirement benefits, your automobile, furniture, and even a business venture acquired during the marriage. But, in a divorce, an equitable division of all debts is also considered.
Child Custody and Visitation Laws in Georgia
When thinking about divorce, it can be hard not to worry about sharing parenting time with your spouse and what that will mean to the relationship with your children. The well-being of your children is more than often their most primary concern. But, regardless of who has custody, it is likely that the court order will allow you a generous opportunity for involvement in your children’s lives. With the help of our experienced Georgia Family Law attorneys, you can make sound decisions regarding the custody arrangement that is in the best interests of your offspring.
Child Support Laws in Georgia
Child support can be one of the most contentious issues during a divorce. At Moffitt Law, our Georgia Family Law attorneys are sensitive to the concerns of clients who are paying child support and those who are recipients of child support payments. We represent both fathers and mothers in Georgia in a large range of child support matters. Whether you need child support order creation or enforcement, you need to make sure you have the legal representation you deserve.
Georgia has established the Child Support Guidelines. These guidelines consider the total gross income of both parents. The court considers the number of children and the amount of time spent with each parent. The court also reviews payments for work-related child care expenses and health insurance premiums paid for each child.
Call your Georgia Family Law Attorney Today
At Moffitt Law, we take an all-inclusive approach to family law matters to provide the best possible outcome for our clients. We bring a thorough knowledge of Georgia law and years of courtroom experience to each and every case. When you have a family law matter and need help, consult with one of our qualified Georgia Family Law attorneys. They will discuss the legal issues involved in your case.