In Georgia, you must tell a judge the reason for your divorce

Georgia differs from many other states in terms of divorce law. While other states allow no-fault divorces, Georgia law requires couples that are splitting up to provide grounds for their divorce. The grounds that you choose for your divorce and the evidence that you use to prove your grounds can have an impact on your […]

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What is the difference between a divorce and an annulment?

Divorces completely dissolve a marriage. When you get a divorce, you are recognizing legally that a valid marriage existed and now has come to a legal end. Annulments, on the other hand, recognize that as a matter of law the marriage itself was void from its beginning, meaning there never was a legal marriage at […]

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Have you considered using mediation for your divorce?

Few people look forward to their divorce negotiations. These often painful discussions can leave you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse anxious, stressed and angry. Add in a courtroom, two lawyers and a huge legal bill, and it is no wonder that more people are turning toward mediation to negotiate their divorce. Over the past 20 years, […]

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How to determine who gets the home during a divorce

You generally retain the right to live in your Georgia home after a divorce until a judge orders you to leave. This is usually true even if the house isn’t titled in your name. Typically, such an order won’t be issued until after a final settlement is reached, but it is possible for a temporary […]

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Advanced planning is important in gray divorces

Some married couples who are over the age of 50 decide to get divorced in Georgia. When older adults divorce, they have fewer years before they retire. This makes it important to handle the division of assets carefully to protect the ability of both spouses to retire on time and to live comfortably after their […]

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Think twice before seeking a fault-based divorce in Georgia

Although some people like to claim that their spouse divorced them for no reason whatsoever, in reality, no one goes through the drama and heartbreak of a divorce without a strong incentive. Whether you and your spouse have grown apart for the last few years or there has been a sudden and catastrophic failure of […]

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Getting prepared early can help improve your divorce outcomes

Thinking about your upcoming divorce may feel overwhelming. The end of a marriage can be an emotional time, and the divorce process itself can seem daunting. While you may need some time to grieve, getting prepared early has many benefits. There are some aspects of your divorce that you will never be able to control, […]

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What requirements must I meet to get a divorce in Georgia?

Before being married in Georgia, there are several legal requirements a couple must be sure to meet. Just as there are legal requirements for marriage, there are legal requirements that must be met for a couple to get a divorce. If you are considering seeking divorce, it may be helpful to understand the requirements you […]

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