DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA
For most people, a divorce is one of the most stressful experiences that they will encounter. When you're trying to reestablish your life, it's difficult to focus on issues like asset division, child custody, visitation, child support and alimony. That's why you need a competent, professional family law attorney to protect your legal rights while you work on the next phase of your life. At the Georgia law firm of Stone & Bellus, P.C., we work to make sure that we're available for our clients, that their expectations are met, and that their legal rights are protected.
In the State of Georgia, a divorce can be obtained if one of the parties claims that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that there is no chance of reconciliation. This is referred to as a "No-Fault" divorce. It is not necessary for both parties to agree on the matter, and neither party has to establish that there was wrongdoing. There are twelve other (Fault) grounds for divorce in Georgia. These consist of things like mental incapacity of one of the parties at the time of the marriage, habitual drug or alcohol abuse, incarceration, et cetera. A Georgia divorce attorney should be able to help you identify which type of divorce is appropriate for you circumstances.
Georgia courts base child custody decisions on what appears to be in the best interest of the child or children. The non-custodial parent will generally be granted visitation rights. The wishes of the child will be taken into consideration if he or she is at least eleven-years-old. If the child is at least fourteen-years-old, the courts will usually let him or her decide which parent they want to live with. A Georgia family law attorney—one who is familiar with presenting child custody cases to the courts—can assist you in demonstrating your suitability primary custodian. The Atlanta family law attorneys at Stone & Bellus, P.C. have extensive experience in the Georgia family courts.
The lawyers at Stone & Bellus, P.C. can assist you with all other issues surrounding a divorce:
To schedule an appointment with a Georgia Family Law and Divorce attorney, contact the Atlanta offices of Stone & Bellus, P.C. at 678-279-5511.