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Courtney and Trish handle my case. They fought for me in a dv and complicated divorce. They made the process less stressful. They were very prepared at the hearing. I got the result that I wanted and was very grateful and blessed to have Burns Smith Law to represent my case. I highly recommend this law office and I would give them 10 stars if I could. -- Amy Bagby

I am thankful I chose Burns Smith Law to handle my unexpected divorce matter. Courtney and Trish handled my case with the utmost care from beginning to end. Courtney, Trish, Sheree are truly wonderful people who care deeply for their clients. I highly recommend this group... -- Alex A.

Daran and his entire team guided me through a very long divorce process all the while having my best interest and that of my girls in mind! -- Dennis C.

They did a great job representing me in my divorce and making an already difficult situation a lot less painful. HIGHLY recommend them to anyone having to go through this process. -- Trevor Y.
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Divorce Attorney Canton GA

Call our Cherokee County divorce lawyers in Cherokee County GA to file uncontested divorce, contested divorce, and separate maintenance (legal separation) in Georgia. We also offer mediated divorce services, divorce modifications, and divorce trial representation. Our lawyers are knowledgeable, friendly, and eager to help. We offer payment plans and payment options.

Our divorce lawyers in Canton, Georgia help clients in Cherokee County and the surrounding North Georgia area. Since our start in 1993, we have grown to be recognized as one of the best divorce law firms in Georgia.

Our divorce attorneys strive for a low-conflict approach as it usually keeps the cost of a divorce as low as possible. For a contentious, contested divorce we can represent you with strength and tenacity.

Our expertise as divorce attorneys in Cherokee County, and overall experience as a divorce law firm, makes us highly qualified to handle any legal separation, contested divorce, uncontested divorce, or mediated divorce. Our experience with matters of family law provides extra value for divorcing couples with children.

Knowing what to expect, how to avoid mistakes, and how to develop an exit strategy are critical things for you to know. The place to start, even if you're not sure if you're ready to file, is to speak with a lawyer. We encourage you to call 770-956-1400 today to schedule a consultation. After your consultation you will have the information you need to decide if divorce is the answer, and how to start the process.

Ending a Marriage - Full Service Divorce Law Firm

Divorce or Separation? We can help you with a legal separation (separate maintenance agreement), uncontested divorce (no-fault divorce, contested divorce, or an annulment. Although Georgia does not recognize a legal process known as legal separation there is a way to separate and have legal protections.

Need a good trial lawyer for a contested divorce? We are trial attorneys who fight to win, but we don’t want you to spend $10 to win 10 cents. We are honest and upfront with our clients about whether we believe their divorces should be negotiated, mediated, or fought in court. In any event, we will represent you with a no-nonsense stance to obtain a fair outcome.

Modifications - Post-Divorce Legal Help

Are you divorced but dealing with the effects of life changes? If you're dealing with issues such as an ex that does not pay support payments, you have visitation disputes or want to change custody terms, we can help you. If you want to change the terms of your divorce settlement we can help you prepare and file a post-divorce decree modification.

Getting you through the present and protecting your future

The outcome of the dissolution of your marriage will affect you and your children for many years. We work diligently to affect minimal difficulty throughout the divorce process while not losing sight of achieving the best possible results.

Whether uncontested or contested, divorce is an emotionally charged process. This can make it difficult to make smart decisions about property division, child custody, child support and other factors. We will help you understand your rights and options, as well as consider how potential resolutions will affect your life moving forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get a divorce in Georgia?
It is possible to have a divorce made final as quick as 31 days, however; litigation between the parties usually drags it out over many months. An uncontested divorce usually takes 4-6 months to complete.

What are the requirements for divorce in Georgia?
The basic requirements are to have suspended marital relations. Next is to complete and file a petition for divorce which must include at least one of the legal grounds for divorce in Georgia. There is no requirement for any period of separation.

Do you offer payment plans or financing for divorce cases?
Yes. We offer flexible payment options and can arrange for affordable financing for most of our divorce clients. We will work with you to help you get the proper representation you need.

Can you date while legally separated in GA?
Date? Yes, technically you can spend time with another person although it can look bad on you. It may cause problems when litigating certain aspects of your divorce. Having sexual relations while legally married, even if living apart, is adultery.

How do I start a divorce process?
Schedule a consultation with a divorce lawyer to discuss your situation, and provide information needed for the divorce papers. You will need to sign an agreement and pay a retainer per the payment plan. Your lawyer will file the papers with the court and guide you throught the process.

How do you respond to being served divorce papers?
If you have been served with divorce papers, you are required to formally respond within 30 days. Failure to respond will be a problem. Your divorce lawyer can prepare and submit the required legal response.

Need more information or ready to file for separate maintenance?

Simply call us at 770-956-1400 to arrange a FREE CONSULTATION. You can use your confidential consultation to get answers to general questions. You will not be pressured to hire us.