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High quality service and aggressive legal representation for family matters to include divorce, child custody, and child support in Cumming & Suwanee, georgia

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Family Law Attorneys Serving The North Georgia Area to include Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Barrow County, Dawson County & Jackson County

Legal issues are often stressful, but they can be significantly more concerning when they involve your family. Family courts oversee many types of cases and in every type of case there can be a lot at stake. The outcome of a family law case can impact your marriage, your relationship with your children, your finances, and more.

Georgia law governs family matters within the State and the courts system has specific procedures and requirements that need to be followed for the best possible outcome. It can be difficult and stressful to try to navigate this process on your own, and a mistake can put your future of the future of your family at risk. You should never hesitate to consult with an experienced Forsyth County family lawyer to learn how we can help.

The skilled attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, LLP, work hard to find the right solutions to your divorce and family law problems. With more than 192 years of combined experience, our attorneys protect the rights and safeguard the interests of our clients and their children every day.

You can trust us with your family law case and your future. Call 770-887-1209 to speak to one of our attorneys today.

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Family Law Areas of Focus

Family law refers to a wide variety of cases that are heard by Georgia courts. Not all cases involve conflict, but they do all involve issues that are highly important to you and your family. Even if you think a case seems straightforward, you should still have the right legal representation from the very start of the process is important to safeguarding your rights and the rights of your children.

At Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, LLP, our legal team has the experience to handle a wide range of family law cases, including the following:

divorce
High-asset and complex divorce
Child Support
Child custody and visitation
Alimony and spousal support
Property division
Modifications and enforcement
Legitimation (paternity)
TPOs and restraining orders
adoption
stepchild adoption
guardianship

No matter what type of legal issue you’re facing, you want to have high-quality and compassionate legal help to ensure the best possible outcome for your family. Our goal is to provide each client with a feeling of trust and confidence that we will bring our experience, knowledge, and care to the table for them. Please don’t wait to contact our office directly to learn more about how we can help in your situation.

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Helping Clients through Every Step of the Divorce Process

Divorce is the most common type of case in family law. While the decision to get divorced is a difficult one, it is only the beginning of an often complicated and confusing process. Georgia has specific laws dictating the divorce procedure, and many people encounter unexpected delays and obstacles during the legal process without the proper representation.

Even if you want to finalize your case and move forward as quickly as possible, the outcome of your divorce can impact your finances and your future for years to come. There is too much at stake, financially and emotionally, to risk handling a divorce on your own - you deserve to have your rights and interests fully protected by an experienced Cumming divorce attorney.

An experienced family law attorney can approach your divorce with your specific circumstances, priorities, and goals in mind. At Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, LLP, we understand that you have made significant emotional and financial investments in your marriage, and this should be recognized during your divorce. We aim for a positive, secure future for all of our clients following a divorce.

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Each divorce takes a unique path, and our legal team handles all types of divorce cases, including:

  • No-fault divorces
  • Fault-based divorce, including those based on adultery, cruel treatment, or addiction
  • Uncontested divorces
  • Divorce mediation
  • Highly adversarial divorces and litigation
  • Complex and high-asset divorces
  • Divorce with or without children

Even if you and your spouse cooperate and reach a settlement agreement, you still want to have legal representation, as unexpected complications can often arise. Our attorneys work to prevent unnecessary delays, expenses, and stress for each of our divorcing clients.

Like every state, Georgia law sets out requirements for divorce that you must meet before your case can be finalized. This includes filing a petition with the right court, a residency requirement of six months, citing the proper grounds for your case, and more. In addition, you and your spouse will need to resolve any issues that are relevant to your marriage before it can be finalized, including:

  • Division of your assets, property, and debts
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support (alimony)

Often, resolving these issues is the sticking point for many divorcing couples. Our lawyers can guide you through negotiations, mediation, or litigation if needed to reach a resolution that is fair and in line with your rights under Georgia law.