Call 678-941-4135 or click here to schedule your free consultation

Georgia Divorce Lawyers You Can Count On

A divorce will affect every aspect of life for you and your family. That’s why it’s so important to have aggressive legal representation on your side fighting for the best possible outcome. Our experienced divorce attorneys will seek fair resolutions through mediation first but, as a team known for our effective trial work, we won’t hesitate to take your case to trial to protect your best interests. Our divorce attorneys in Marietta have decades of combined experience handling a full range of cases in Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton and Paulding counties and throughout Georgia.

Alimony Services

Child Custody & Support

Contested Divorce

Divorce Mediation

Domestic Violence

Military Divorce

Enforcement of Court Orders & Contempt Actions

Pre-Nuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements

Property Division

Same Sex Divorce

Uncontested Divorce


Divorce Process in Georgia


Once one spouse has served the other with the appropriate documents to request a divorce, the process has begun. Depending on the circumstances, the court may establish temporary orders pending a final trial. These may include temporary child support, alimony and custody as well as a temporary order regarding key property, such as the marital home or vehicles.


The Georgia courts first encourage divorcing spouses to work through as many issues as possible through mediation, allowing spouses to have an equal say in the decisions that make up the terms of their divorce agreements. In some counties, including Cherokee and Cobb, mediation is mandatory in most if not all cases before proceeding to litigation.


A contested final hearing is where all issues of the divorce are heard by the court. These issues include, but are not limited to, custody, parenting time, child support and final division of assets and liabilities.


Is mediation required for all divorce cases?
In many courts in Georgia including Cobb and Cherokee counties, mediation is court-mandated in every contested divorce prior to the final divorce proceeding. This allows both spouses to have a say in the terms of their divorce agreements as well as reducing the stress on crowded court dockets and increasing the number of efficient and noncontentious divorce cases.
Isn’t it better to go to trial?
Every divorce situation is unique. Almost all cases are better off being resolved through mediation and negotiation methods. However, there are cases in which the only way to come to an agreement on all divorce issues is through trial.
Does it matter that my spouse cheated on me?
Georgia is different from other states in that adultery does affect certain aspects of a divorce. Adultery is an automatic bar to alimony.
How long does a divorce usually take?
Each case is different and there are so many factors that determine length of time including but not limited to whether custody is at issue or if it’s uncontested.
What are the main reasons people get divorced?

The main reasons couples divorce is over finances and infidelity. Substance abuse is another big one.

What happens after the divorce is finalized?
Once a divorce decree is finalized by the judge, both ex-spouses must comply fully with the agreement. Modifications can only be made if there is a material change in circumstances. In child custody agreements, the change must also be in the best interest of the child.
What if my ex-spouse refuses to comply with the divorce decree?
If you find that your ex-spouse is in full or partial noncompliance of any aspect of your divorce agreement, he or she could be held in contempt of court. This is punishable by fines, attorneys’ fees and even jail time.
What are the reasons I could ask for a divorce?
There are numerous grounds for divorce, from Irretrievably Broken to Adultery, Cruel Treatment to Habitual Intoxication and several others.
What is the difference between contested and uncontested divorce?
An uncontested divorce means when you hire your attorney all issues between you and your spouse have been resolved and all the attorney needs to do is draft the paperwork and get you through the process.
How are assets divided in the State of Georgia?

Georgia is an equitable division state with regard to marital property. Equitable means “fair” not necessarily “equal”. The division of assets and debts could be from 0% to 100% for a party. Georgia is not a 50/50 division state.

Is it better to file for divorce first?
Alimony and dating while separated in Georgia
Legal importance of the separation date in a divorce
Thirteen Ways to Divorce Your Spouse in Georgia
Will my real estate get divided if my spouse is not on the deed?

    We’re here to help.

    Click here to call us at 678-941-4135
    or email us below to start the conversation today.

    Name* E-mail* Phone*