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Divorce is when a legal union is broken and two individuals deliberately decide to split paths. In Roswell Georgia as well as the rest of the state, there are thirteen grounds for divorce. Twelve of those grounds are to prove that one party has committed wrongdoing to the other during the marriage and to define prevailing reasons for the dissolution. However, one of those grounds is the “no-fault” ground, which means that the marriage has been “irretrievably broken”. Because Georgia is a mixed state, you can file for an uncontested divorce under the “no-fault” ground, or a contested divorce under the remaining grounds.

You can also file for a divorce if you and your spouse have been separated for at least 30 days. However, you and your spouse can still be residing at the same address and be “separated” under Georgia divorce law. More specifically, before filing a divorce, the couple must be separated for at least thirty days and meet the Georgia residency requirements. Separation can entail living in the same house, but the couple cannot reside in the same room and/or share sexual relations. For residency requirements to be met, at least one of the married parties must have lived in Georgia for at least six months at the time the divorce cases is filed.

The divorce attorneys at Coleman Legal Group, LLC can file a complaint for divorce in the Superior Court located in either you or your spouse’ county of residence.  The complaint for divorce generally that explains why the divorce is being sought in accordance with Georgia law, how you would like to divide the marital assets and debts, how you like to continue the care and custody of your children, and how you would like to address the child support and/or alimony issues for the case.  While the actual process of filing for divorce involves many forms and is much more complex than what can be addressed here, the divorce attorneys at Coleman Legal Group, LLC are very experienced with simple and complex divorces.  Give us a call at 770-609-1247 to discuss with one of our Roswell Georgia divorce lawyers how we can help you with your case.

If the couple agrees on separation terms, the divorce process can be relatively short and painless.  However, if there are lingering disagreements without resolution, those issues can result in the divorce taking months and even years to process. These disagreements can arise from complications such as property problems, child custody issues, or child support difficulties.

Georgia is an equitable division state, so each spouse holds a personal right to his/her own income and can make decisions on any personal property independently. But in a divorce, each person’s right is not the only factor, so the judge holds authority to distribute marital property, albeit fairly. Georgia courts also start with the belief that children should have regular contact with their parents, so judges prefer joint custody measures although ultimately everything is determined by the children’s best interests. For child support, Georgia requires both parents to provide for their children through their own available resources.

Please review the following for more information about divorce 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, Immigration, Bankruptcy and Business Law. We have two convenient offices located at:

Alpharetta Georgia Office
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Atlanta Georgia Office
Studioplex
659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Suite 117
Atlanta, GA 30312

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