Many men who have gone through divorce feel that they are at a disadvantage or will somehow be prejudiced by the court because of their gender. At The Siemon Law Firm, we do things differently than most other divorce attorneys in the area. We understand the realities of a modern family and have the experience required to stand up for your rights.
Our goal is to listen to you closely so we can understand what you want to get out of divorce. Then we are determined to find the path most likely to help you attain those goals efficiently with your finances as intact as possible.
For men who want a divorce lawyer who will stand up for their rights, count on The Siemon Law Firm. Call 770-884-7067 today and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate family law attorneys. We're conveniently located, with offices in Alpharetta, Atlanta and Cumming, Georgia.
Attorneys Experienced In The Issues Involved In Divorce For Men
Men and women often have different goals in divorce. From your initial consultation, through negotiations with your ex and her attorney, our lawyers will focus on the issues that are important to you, including:
- Helping you keep the property that is yours
- Achieving a fair division of property acquired during your marriage
- Negotiating a child custody and visitation agreement to protect your rights as a father
Our lawyers will explain your rights and obligations with respect to issues such as alimony and child support. Many fathers assume that there is little they can do to affect the amount of support they are required to pay. In reality, there is much an experienced attorney can do to ensure that support requirements are reasonable.
Alimony is not a given in Georgia divorces. Judges may award alimony based on need and the higher earning spouse's ability to pay. Gender is not one of the factors that determines who should pay or receive alimony.
Learn More About Fathers' Rights In Divorce
From your initial consultation with a divorce attorney at our firm, through negotiations with your spouse and her attorney, we will keep our focus on the issues that are important to you, such as:
Marital property division: Georgia courts award property by the law of equitable distribution, which is not necessarily the same as equal. Men are just as likely as women to receive the marital home or obtain a greater share of marital property.
Alimony: Men are just as likely to pay — or receive — alimony as their spouse. Spousal support is based on factors such as need and the higher earning spouse's ability to pay, not on gender
Child custody: Courts are just as likely to award child custody to a father as a mother. Courts give weight to who has been the primary caretaker, regardless of gender.
Child support: In Georgia, child support is based on the incomes of both parents, the number of children you support and the custody arrangement. If you have 50-50 child custody and both you and your ex spouse earn roughly the same amount, you may not have to pay support.
Contact Our Attorneys Today
Whether you are planning for a future divorce or you need to respond to a divorce filing by your wife, our lawyers are here to advise you. Please contact us today and arrange a personal, discreet consultation.