Getting a Divorce in Georgia
Every divorce case is different. As experienced divorce lawyers, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to ending a marriage. If you have made the decision to divorce your spouse, we will work with you closely to understand your needs — and those of your children — as we guide you through the process inside and outside of family law court.
At Burns Smith Law, PC, in Canton, our divorce lawyers have represented clients in Cherokee County and the surrounding areas of North Georgia since 1993.
Call 770-956-1400 today to schedule a consultation if you would like to speak to one of our divorce attorneys about your concerns.
We can also help you if you are already divorced and your ex isn’t following the order or settlement. If your order or settlement needs to be updated, ask us how we can help you get a post-divorce decree modification.
Types of Divorce in Georgia
- Uncontested Divorce is where the parties reach an agreement on all issues, including the grounds for divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, division of assets and debts, alimony and attorney fees. Even if you and your spouse have a few minor disagreements your divorce can be handled without a need for expensive litigatio
- Contested Divorce refers to a divorce in which the spouses cannot come to an agreement on one or more major terms of their divorce. Common points of contention are property division, child custody and visitation, child support, and spousal support. In a contested divorce, the issues in dispute may need to be resolved through mediation or by a divorce court judge in a court trial.
- Mediated Divorce offers a lower cost and relatively low stress way to dissolve a marriage. Basically, a neutral third-party (divorce mediator) facilitates productive conversation between the spouses. This process reduces delays of formal litigation and can bring the divorce to an end much faster.
Getting You Through The Present, Focusing On The Future
The outcome of the dissolution of your marriage will affect you and your children for many years. We work diligently to ensure that the divorce process isn’t any harder than it needs to be for our clients, while also remaining focused on getting the best results possible.
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 fought in court or settled at the negotiation table.
Whether you pursue uncontested, contested or mediated divorce it will be an emotionally charged process. This can make it difficult for people 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 now and in the future. Our goal is to put you in the best position for life after a divorce.