Having experienced and reputable legal representation is crucial when you’re going through a divorce. Many couples don’t expect their marriages to end in divorce. In reality, however, marriages end every single day, and dealing with what comes after ending a marriage is challenging for most people.
You need to deal with various issues during your divorce, such as asset division, alimony arrangements, child custody agreements, and child support. At Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, our Buford, GA, divorce attorney will guide you throughout the entire divorce process, whether it’s negotiating a settlement, mediating your issues, or taking your case in front of a judge.
If your divorce is uncontested, this means that you and your spouse have resolved all your divorce issues. But when you are still going back and forth and can’t agree on your issues, your divorce becomes a contested divorce. Some divorce issues are simply hard to resolve. If this is the case for you and your spouse, judges will refer to state law to decide on these divorce issues for you:
Georgia follows the equitable division rules, meaning that judges will strive to split marital assets equitably. Take note, though, that the judge will give you 50% of the marital assets and give your spouse the other 50%. Judges will decide what’s appropriate for your situation and consider factors such as the duration of your marriage and what each spouse contributed to the marriage.
In Georgia, alimony can be permanent or temporary (while your divorce case is pending.) Permanent alimony is not for life. When deciding on alimony, judges must consider various factors, such as how long you were married, the living standards you’re accustomed to, and what training or educational opportunities a recipient spouse requires to become financially independent.
Deciding on child custody arrangements is usually the most emotional and disputed aspect of a divorce. When judges decide on child custody matters, they must ensure that all orders and arrangements are in the children’s best interests.
Calculating the amount of child support is easy and is based on how much time the parent has with the children and the income of both spouses. Usually, child support issues occur when the parent ordered to pay support doesn’t want to pay.
Our Buford, GA, divorce attorney at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland will ensure that you understand all these issues, safeguard your interests, and secure the best possible results for your specific case through all the options available to you, such as mediation. It’s vital to note that mediation is not for everyone, and we will never insist on taking that route if it’s not a viable option for you. If needed, we will be prepared to litigate your case in court to ensure that you achieve a fair divorce settlement.
Our Buford, GA, divorce attorneys have guided numerous clients through the Georgia divorce process for decades, and we know full well the challenges and issues that come with such an emotionally charged and difficult ordeal. To learn what our Buford, GA, divorce can do for you, contact Banks, Stubbs & McFarland at 770-887-1209 or online to schedule your case evaluation.