Divorce in Georgia
S. Dixon Law Offices often represents people who have significant assets they need to protect. This includes established, professionals, entertainers, and business owners. At S. Dixon Law Offices we handle high-conflict divorces, including those involving adultery, domestic violence and contested child custody. A divorce in Georgia requires a knowledgeable experienced Lawyer such as Stephanie D. Dixon. As a former Georgia State Law Professor, Attorney Stephanie D. Dixon has many years of experience in the Atlanta area.
Our professional legal team often handles high-conflict divorces, including those involving adultery, domestic violence, and contested child custody. A divorce in Georgia requires a knowledgeable team of experienced Lawyers such as Stephanie D. Dixon. As a former Georgia State Law Professor, Attorney Stephanie D. Dixon has many years of experience in the Atlanta area. Attorney Dixon also offers mediation services to clients in the Atlanta area.
As a former Georgia State Law Professor, Attorney Stephanie D. Dixon has more than 10 years of Family Law experience in the Atlanta Georgia area.
What is an uncontested divorce?
A: An uncontested divorce DOES NOT mean that both parties want to end their marriage in divorce. However, it does mean that both parties agree on ALL of the terms and issues pertaining to their divorce, such as child custody and visitation, child support, alimony (spousal support), division of marital property and division of marital debt. An uncontested divorce means that NO ISSUES pertaining to the divorce are contested.
Q: What is a contested divorce?
A: In contested divorces, the parties are adversarial and unable to agree on the terms and issues of the divorce. The parties usually disagree on one or all of the following issues: equitable division of property, alimony, payment of debts, child custody and visitation, child support and attorney fees.
WHAT ARE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN GEORGIA?
13 Grounds for Divorce in Georgia
- Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity.
- Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage.
- Impotency at the time of marriage.
- Force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage.
- Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of marriage (unknown to the husband).
- Adultery in either of the parties after the marriage.
- Willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for a term of one year.
- The conviction of either party for an offense involving moral turpitude and under which he or she is sentenced to imprisonment in a penal institution for a term of two years of longer.
- Habitual intoxication.
- Cruel treatment.
- Incurable mental illness.
- Habitual drug addiction.
- The marriage is irretrievably broken.
WHEN DO WE INVOLVE PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS?
Private investigators may be used to do research on your spouse’s activity, specifically if adultery is suspected. We can work with private investigators to help you with your case. We will discuss all options as it relates to your case once you hire us to represent you. Attorney Stephanie D. Dixon and team offer competitive pricing for all Family & Divorce Law cases in Georgia.
When you file for Divorce in Georgia, the courts will issue an automatic domestic standing order. This standing order will apply to you and your spouse for as long as your divorce case is pending.
If you are considering a Divorce and are ready to act, or have to respond to your spouse’s Attorney, our Law Firm has the knowledge and resources to assist in answering all of your divorce related questions and concerns. We do not offer free consultations and are located near Phipps Plaza in Buckhead Atlanta.
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