Studies show that over 50% of marriages in the United States will end in divorce at some point. In this difficult time with so many things to consider, it is essential that you choose a Georgia divorce attorney who can help you to navigate the divorce process successfully. Only an experienced attorney can help you avoid common pitfalls that can literally make your life miserable for a very long time.
Filing for Divorce
Whether you are filing for divorce or considering a legal separation, Bradford & Primm discourage you from relying on a oral divorce agreement with an ex-spouse. Our firm will help you negotiate a written settlement that addresses important issues such as division of marital property (splitting of assets), payment of debts, child support, alimony, child custody, and visitation. If settlement is not possible, we offer aggressive trial advocacy.
As difficult as a divorce is by itself, the situation is made even more complex by the presence of children. The entire family unit is changed, and the process can be very traumatic and confusing for everyone involved. Child visitation, support and custody are often issues that are hotly contested between divorcing spouses. An experienced attorney can assure that any child support payment or custody agreement reached is fair to you and to your children. An experienced attorney can also help with the appropriate legal steps to take if you are the victim of domestic violence.
Marital property is also often the subject of dispute. During marriage, a couple builds a life together, a life which includes material possessions. These possessions, called “marital assets,” must be divided fairly if a couple chooses to divorce one another. An experienced attorney can prevent LOSS of marital assets that are RIGHTFULLY YOURS. Decisions such as whether or not you should move out of the marital residence and whether or not you should begin to separate your finances from your spouses finances also must be considered very carefully and truly require the advice of and experienced Georgia attorney.
The divorce procedure itself can ve complicated. How long must I be separated before filing for divorce? How do I keep up with all of the dates and information? An attorney can answer these and many other questions. He or she can advise you on how to gather the information you will need once the divorce is filed and will assist you in preparing for experiences such as mediation or trial.