Coleman Legal Group, LLC | Phone: 770-609-1247
If you are thinking about divorce, you already know that having an experienced divorce attorney at your side and superior service are important. Our Roswell Georgia divorce attorneys and family lawyers are proud to have been helping Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming and Metro-Atlanta Georgia area with divorce and family law matters for over ten years. You do not have to face a divorce or family law matter alone – we will be by your side each step of the way. We will take a strong and effective, but also practical and compassionate approach with your divorce or family law case. Call 770-609-1247 to discuss your case with one of our Roswell Georgia divorce attorneys now.
If you desire that divorce case be settled out of court as an uncontested matter – that will be our primary objective. But if your case is contested, we will be proactive and diligent – leading the way to ensure you the best outcome possible. In a contested divorce case, we will proudly represent you in all court hearings and trial. As your divorce attorneys, we will use every opportunity afforded under Georgia law to get you the most favorable result possible.
Please review the following for more information about divorce and family law cases filed in the Roswell Georgia and surrounding area:
• Georgia Contested Divorce • Georgia Uncontested Divorce • Child Support • Legal Separation, Separate Maintenance • Child Custody, Child Visitation • Child Support Modification • Child Custody Modification • Paternity • Legitimation • Alimony, Spousal Support • Contempt • Temporary Hearings • Name Changes • Annulments
Our Roswell Georgia divorce lawyers and family law attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, and Smyrna.
Our Roswell Georgia divorce attorneys and family lawyers frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.
Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Immigration, Bankruptcy and Business Law. We have two convenient offices located at:
Alpharetta Georgia Office
5755 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Atlanta Georgia Office
659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
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Traditionally, in the State of Georgia the courts respect that a father has a right to maintain the same name as his children so long that he is actively involved in a parental role for the children. For the most part today’s judges still uphold it is in a child’s best interest to be identified with their father and therefor maintain the father’s last name for the child absent persuasive facts and evidence. However, there are particular circumstances where this may not necessarily be true and the child’s name can be change from that of...read more
The Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit, which is also abbreviated as DRFA, is typically filled out before a Georgia divorce or family law case starts. The Georgia Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit is specifically required and outlined in the Georgia Code under O.C.G.A. 19-6-15. It is used to summarize the current income, financial assets, and expenses of an individual to proceed with a divorce settlement. It provides full financial disclosure from both parties and is also used to determine any child support obligation that one of...read more
Property in a family law or divorce case is one of the second most frequently contested issues in divorce following child custody. Marital property is the property that will be equitably divided in a Georgia divorce; however that property is not just limited to the property acquired prior to the divorce filing. Property acquired during the divorce proceedings may also be taken into consideration as joint marital property and may also be equitably divided between the parties. It is imperative during a divorce to maintain status quo and retain...read more
Interrogatories: Written questions from Plaintiff to Defendant or from Defendant to Plaintiff. These questions are drafted by the lawyers of each party and are sent by mail; a response in writing 30 days from the date they were received is required. Interrogatories can be served before or after a deposition, or both. Although discovery can be requested of non-parties through the use of subpoenas, you cannot serve interrogatories to third parties. According to O.C.G.A. §9-11-33(a)(1), the total number of interrogatories is limited to fifty,...read more
When deciding on child custody issues, the court will take in to consideration all factors pertaining to the wellbeing of the child. Any and all decisions will thus be rooted in what the court believes is in the best interests of the child. Starting at age fourteen, the court will take into consideration the wishes of the child, but can overrule them if it believes the child’s election will not work in his/her best interest. In fact, in 2008 the law was amended so that the judge need not find the elected parent “unfit” in order to overrule...read more
1. What type of divorce should I file? Georgia law allows you to file for divorce under a no fault clause, meaning that you are seeking separation due to irreconcilable differences. You can also choose between filing an uncontested and contested case. Your lawyer will be able to help you decide which type of case will work best contingent upon your description of the circumstances. 2. Are my goals achievable? This is an important question you should not neglect to ask; sometimes you could be so adamantly set on pursuing a certain set of goals...read more
Jurisdictional Defenses to Divorce in Georgia Jurisdictional Defenses present obligations and opportunities that, if properly handled, can result in a cost effective victory in preliminary matters that may set the tone for the final outcome of the litigation. It is important that your have an attorney that is well versed in jurisdictional defenses both if you are the defendant or the plaintiff. If you have been served with divorce, and do not invoke a jurisdictional defense in your counterclaim, you will not be afforded this defense later in...read more
After the petition is filed, you will see a judge who may award you a temporary protective order before a set hearing. The hearing will take place within thirty (30) days after filing your petition. At the hearing, the judge will hear both your statement and the statement of the accused party and will then decide whether to grant a Temporary Protective Order and for how long, up to twelve (12) months. Follow Danny Coleman on Google+! Share...read more
Applying for a protective order requires filling out a document that will state the details of what has transpired and what you want the court to do about the occurrence. If you need help filling out this document, you can seek aid from someone in the Clerk’s Office (where you obtain the form), a domestic violence shelter advocate, or victim/witness advocate. Follow Danny Coleman on Google+! Share...read more
Most couples that file an uncontested divorce do not have to attend any formal hearings or trials. Instead, they file paperwork with their lawyer and then wait to hear back. In a contested divorce, however, the norm is that you will have to go to court. This does not have to be the case should there be successful mediation which leads to agreement between the parties. However, usually a contested divorce case mandates a temporary hearing at the very minimum. This hearing is to decide on the state of affairs throughout the divorce process and...read more