Divorce Attorney

Divorce Attorney
North Metro-Atlanta Divorce Attorney

Often it seems to be a minor issue that leads to the decision to talk with a divorce lawyer. Usually the couple has been building a wall, one brick at a time, for years. As a result, by the time they reach our offices, they can no longer complete a civil conversation.

We are the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Williams. We handle divorce cases for families in the North Metro-Atlanta area, including Alpharetta, Roswell, Marietta and Cumming. The first question we typically ask our clients is, “Can the marriage be saved?” We’d rather the union be repaired rather than dissolved. But if reconciliation isn’t possible, it is imperative we discuss how to protect your interests.

It is quite common for the emotional issues created in a divorce action to approach the pain and suffering of losing a loved one. In a sense, a divorce is a kind of death, the death of a relationship and the loss of someone you once loved. Before the healing process can begin, the family and its assets must be divided and the children’s interests protected.

Contested, Uncontested and Military Divorce in North Metro-Atlanta

Getting a divorce in Georgia is rarely as simple as filing a divorce petition. Untangling the legal and financial union of two people can be complicated, time consuming, and stressful. We will guide you through each of the steps.

Marital property division: Identifying and dividing marital property is not always straightforward. Some assets, such as a home or business, can be partially separate and partially shared.

Alimony: Georgia law provides for alimony in cases such as a long-term marriage where there is a disparity of earning capacity. However, unlike child support, there are no clear guidelines to determine the amount of spousal support or how long it should continue. An attorney can be invaluable in protecting your interests.

Child custody and visitation: The state of Georgia has established child support worksheets for the determination of the appropriate levels of child support in each individual case. These worksheets take into account both parents’ incomes, as well as expenses such as health care and education. An attorney can guide you through the process of reaching the best determination for your specific situation.

Special consideration must be paid to couples in which one or both spouses are in the armed forces. We can assist you with the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act and other laws tailored for military personnel and their families. Expertise is available to guide in the division of complex assets, such as military retirement and pension accounts.

Contact a Georgia Family Law and Divorce Attorney.

While divorce issues may begin over common assets, in the end, most conversations about divorce revolve around relationships. Regardless of how you feel about your spouse, when you come to our law offices, it is important to keep lines of communication open, especially if you have children. Please call us at (770) 645-0990.