Is a Trial Required to Get a Divorce in Georgia? • ATL Law - Atlanta Bankruptcy Attorney
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Is a Trial Required to Get a Divorce in Georgia?
It is normal to have a lot of questions and concerns while going through a divorce or considering filing. It can be a scary and stressful process, especially if a court trial could be involved. However, that is not always the case. You may be relieved to know that not all divorce cases will go to trial.
Uncontested divorces, in which both spouses come to an agreement on issues such as property division, finances, alimony, child custody and visitation, will typically not require a court trial. A Georgia Family Law attorney will simply present your case before a judge for approval. If the court approves the final judgment, a decree will be granted and the divorce will be finalized.
On the other hand, if both spouses cannot come to an agreement on certain areas of the divorce, the divorce will be contested and a court trial may be required in order to reach a settlement. This process can take months, even years, depending on how fast you and your spouse can come to an agreement. The longer the divorce process takes, the more money you can expect to spend. It can get very expensive so it is best to try and compromise as quickly as possible. Once a settlement is reached in court that both spouses can agree upon, the divorce will be finalized.
It is important to hire a Georgia Family Law Attorney during a divorce. Your attorney will be familiar with your state laws and can use their experience and expertise to help you protect your rights, and understand what you are going through. Here at MyATLlaw | Slipakofff & Slomka, we understand that your needs are top priority. We will help you get the best outcome in your divorce. Feel free to give us a call today at (404) 800-4990 to schedule your consultation.