What is Contested Divorce?
If you cannot negotiate your issues without the involvement of the courts, your matter is what is known as a contested divorce in Atlanta.
Suppose you wish to end the marriage but cannot negotiate the issues between yourselves during the divorce process. You must file a complaint that clearly states what relief you seek from the court regarding those issues. This complaint will be served on the non-filing party, and they will have thirty days to file an answer and possibly counter-claim.
If there are unresolved custody issues, child support issues, housing issues, and/or alimony issues we move for a temporary hearing.
During this trial, the court determines specific issues of urgency for the process moving forward. You may bring one additional witness during what is essentially a consolidated hearing.
We highly advise against going to court without a divorce attorney near Marietta, especially if the other party has counsel. Without a Divorce attorney, you will likely not be happy with the outcome of your case.
Consider ALL of the elements of your separation, from the division of assets to the custody of the children.
There are procedures for transferring the home and financial accounts and significant considerations when determining visitation and custody.
The first step in the divorce process is deciding if you are emotionally and financially ready for the process and how you wish to approach the process.
Many times you hear of a contested and uncontested divorce. The difference between these two divorces is how big a fight the process will be.
We recommended negotiating a mutual agreement when possible. It’s not only less expensive, both emotionally and financially. These types of divorces are known as uncontested. An uncontested divorce does not involve litigation. The Law Offices of Sean R. Whitworth offers uncontested Divorce services, including providing proper documentation and filing your Divorce for a low fee. Uncontested We only recommend Divorce if you are 100% certain that you are clear on all subjects, such as asset division and debt that occurred during the marriage. Uncontested Divorce is often not recommended when young children are involved, as this tends to require litigation.
Why choose the Law Offices of Sean R. Whitworth as your Marietta Divorce Law Firm?
Attorney Sean R. Whitworth has practiced Divorce and Family Law in Marietta, Ga (Cobb County) and surrounding counties (Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Dekalb County, Forsyth County, Cherokee County, Bartow County, etc.) for over a decade. Attorney Sean R. Whitworth is familiar with the courts, clerks, and judges. Attorney Sean R. Whitworth founded his Marietta Divorce Law Firm over a decade ago and is a community member of Cobb County. Attorney Sean R. Whitworth has the experience and knows how to guide you through even the most complex Divorce.
Our Marietta Divorce Law Firm charges “Flat Fees.”
Attorney Whitworth implemented a Flat Fee system to assist his Family & Divorce Law clients better and offer free consultations for all Family and Divorce Law issues.
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