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What Happens When I File Divorce Papers?

How quickly can I get a divorce in Georgia? Georgia has a mandatory waiting period of 30 days after Divorce papers are filed before a court will issue a Final Order and Decree of Divorce. Even if the divorce is uncontested, the average process duration is 45 – 60 days depending on…

Divorce Law in Georgia
Your Georgia Divorce Law Answers

Where do I file for Divorce if I live in Georgia?  Georgia Divorce Law requires that you file a complaint about divorce in Superior Court in the county where your spouse resides.  If your spouse no longer resides in Georgia, then you have to file in the county of your own…

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What Happens When You File Divorce Papers?

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU FILE DIVORCE PAPERS IN GEORGIA! ⚖️ Divorces can take anywhere from 1 to several months or years to be granted after you file for divorce, depending on the complexity of the case. Filing a divorce is rarely easy. While you can go about the…

Providing evidence of cheating in Georgia divorce- Divorce tips Attorney Sean Whitworth
Can I date while going through a divorce?

Clients frequently ask us about dating during the divorce process  and the answer is always the same. It’s not recommended and can hurt your divorce case in the state of GA  There is no legal upside to you dating while going through a divorce in the state of Georgia and if…

The Determination of Alimony in Georgia- Attorney Sean Whitworth
Alimony Misconceptions and GA Law

How does Alimony work in Ga? Divorce in Georgia comprises four factors: division of assets, child custody, child support, and Alimony. Of those four factors, I get the most question and misconceptions about Alimony. Hands down, it’s also the most misunderstood. Some of the common misconceptions surrounding Alimony include that…

Family Custody Laws - Two types of hearings in Marietta
Temporary VS Emergency Hearing

What is the difference between a Temporary and an Emergency Hearing? In Georgia, parties motion for two types of hearings before resolving the case or going to a final trial.  What is a Temporary Hearing? Most family law cases (child custody, divorce, alimony, etc.) have a Temporary Hearing in front…

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Georgia Custody Law 2021

Can I Gain Legal Rights Of A Child I Raise But Am Not of Biological Relation?  Non-relatives raising children is a common practice in the United States. Neglect in families is a serious issue, and nowadays, it isn’t unusual for a child to be cared for by a family friend,…

Finding out your spouse is cheating- Alimony and Adultery tips from Attorney Sean Whitworth
Adultery & Alimony in Georgia

Does Adultery Affect Alimony in Georgia? In short, Adultery absolutely can impact the outcome of your divorce! Cheating during a marriage often ends in divorce. It’s one of the leading causes of separation in Georgia. If this is the case for you, you probably have many questions on how cheating…

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Thanksgiving After Divorce

How to get through Holidays after Divorce?  Whether it’s your first, second, or third Thanksgiving after Divorce, making arrangements and navigating plans requires a little extra effort, especially when children are involved.  Be ready to create new traditions and prepare for challenges. Holidays can be tricky after Divorce. Please read…

Divorce in Marietta Georgia- Law Firm Of Attorney Sean Whitworth
The Georgia Divorce

13 Grounds for Divorce in Georgia The marriage is irretrievably broken Intermarriage by people within the prohibited degrees of kinship Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage Impotence at the time of the marriage Force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage Pregnancy of the wife by a…