If you are going through a divorce, it's important to have the right attorney by your side. At The Siemon Law Firm, we believe in aggressive yet compassionate representation, coupled with a firm commitment to protect your best interests. Our divorce lawyers find that women often have different goals in divorce than men. Men tend to approach the process as a business transaction, which they would like to conclude quickly. Women, on the other hand, are often more concerned about obtaining the right outcome — one that protects their future security and the security of their family.
As your attorneys, we will listen closely as you tell us what you want to get out of the divorce. Then we will find the path most likely to help you attain your desired outcome. With offices in Alpharetta, Atlanta and Cumming, we represent women in divorce cases throughout the greater Fulton County area.
If you're a woman who is considering filing for a divorce, or if you're currently going through a divorce in Georgia, you need a lawyer who will stand up for your rights. Count on The Siemon Law Firm. Contact us online or call 770-884-7067 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate family law attorneys.
Lawyers Who Understand The Issues Involved In Divorce For Women
From your initial consultation through the final divorce orders, our lawyers will focus on the issues that have the highest priority for you, such as achieving an equitable division of property acquired during your marriage. Under Georgia law, equitable does not mean the same as equal. Atlanta courts will consider a number of factors, including the earning potential and future financial needs of each party, in determining what is equitable. Fault in the breakup in marriage is one of the factors that can determine how assets are divided.
In certain cases, we can also help ensure that the court awards appropriate spousal support to help address your future financial security.
Concrete Elements Of Divorce That Can Affect Your Children
As your divorce proceeds, you and your attorney will negotiate many issues that will affect you and your children alike, including:
The marital residence: Will you keep the house after the divorce, or will your husband? If selling the house is the better option, where will you live and how will that affect your children? At The Siemon Law Firm, we can shepherd you through the complexities of equitable distribution (not the same as "equal" distribution) fighting for a property agreement that supports the best interests of you and your children.
Custody: Laws in Georgia are gender-neutral as they concern child custody. However, there are factors such as infidelity or drug use that, if proven, could tip the favor in the direction of one of the parents. The court will take into consideration the best interests of the child, whether that arrangement ends up taking the form of sole custody, 50-50 joint custody or somewhere in between.
Child support: In Georgia, child support is determined according to a formula that takes into consideration both parents' incomes, the number of children and the number of overnight visits each parent has during the year. The noncustodial parent pays child custody to the custodial parent.
Parenting plans: As a part of a divorce, you and your former spouse will formulate a parenting plan that will outline the specifics of how you plan to co-parent your children. These plans can include everything from time sharing agreements to concerns related to legal custody, including decisions about education and religious upbringing.
Contact Our Fulton County Divorce Lawyers Today
Whether you are planning to file for divorce or you need to respond to a divorce filing by your husband, our attorneys are here to advise you. Please contact us online or call 770-884-7067 today to arrange a personal, discreet consultation.