Uncontested Divorce — The Best Value, Still

We all know that the cost of everything is skyrocketing, right? Well, actually, no that is not right!  We have maintained (and even reduced) the cost of an uncontested divorce in Georgia. Recently we reduced our fee for an uncontested divorce in many counties if no children are involved — including Metro Atlanta.  For example,…

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E-Filing Georgia Divorces

E-Filing Georgia Divorces: Good or Bad? We e-file all Georgia divorce cases — both contested and uncontested. Like it, or not, starting January 1, 2019, e-filing became mandatory for lawyers who file Georgia divorce matters.  So says the State of Georgia. Since it first became available in Georgia, our firm has used e-filing for every…

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Divorce Settlement Agreement

A Divorce Settlement Agreement is a legal document that is also commonly called a “Settlement Agreement” or a “Separation Agreement.” The purpose is an uncontested divorce settlement agreement is to document the details of agreements made between the couple so that the divorce can be completed without a trial. A Divorce Settlement Agreement must include…

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Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce

What is the Difference between Contested and Uncontested Divorce? The main difference between a contested and an uncontested divorce is that in an uncontested divorce, a settlement agreement is filed with the court at the beginning of the case.  Basically, that means that the parties have agreed to settlement terms in advance and have signed…

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Two Divorce Lawyers or One Divorce Lawyer?

Do We Both Have to Have an Attorney for a Divorce? The answer is, it depends.  For a contested divorce, each party should have their own experienced and independent lawyer. But, in an uncontested divorce, it can be different. Can We Both Use the Same Attorney in a Georgia Uncontested Divorce? If you and your…

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Uncontested Divorce Parenting Plans

Georgia Uncontested Divorce Parenting Plans In any divorce in Georgia in which there is a minor child born to the parties or adopted by the parties, a Parenting Plan is required.  A Parenting Plan is required in both a contested or an uncontested divorce.  The main difference between uncontested divorce Parenting Plans and those for…

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Child Support Calculation

Child Support Calculation in a Georgia Uncontested Divorce: Without question, the single most disputed issue in uncontested divorce cases that involve children is the Child Support calculation.  But, although circumstances that affect the child support amount vary from case-to-case, the actual Child Support calculation in an uncontested divorce in Georgia is fairly straightforward — if…

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Georgia Divorce Venue

Venue for Uncontested Divorce in Georgia: “Venue” refers to the proper county within the State of Georgia to hear a particular case. Generally speaking, under the Georgia Constitution, the defendant is entitled to be sued in the county of his or her residence. However, there is an exception for divorces. A divorce may be filed in…

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Financial Affidavits for Uncontested Divorce in Georgia

What is a Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit? A Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit is a sworn statement (under oath) that  lists your assets and summarizing your monthly income, expenses and the debts that you owe.  Basically, it is a snapshot of your financial condition. Why Do I Need to Complete a Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit? Domestic…

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Getting a Certified Copy of Your Divorce Decree

Your Georgia Divorce is Final.  Now What? A certified copy of your divorce decree (or any other document from the divorce case) can be obtained ONLY from the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which your divorce occurred.  Court case records, including divorce cases, are public records.  Anyone can get them at any…

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Grounds for Divorce in Georgia

What does “grounds for divorce” mean? The grounds for divorce is simply the reason or reasons given to the court for the divorce in the official divorce documents.  Whether you will have an uncontested divorce in Georgia or a contested one, the potential legal grounds are the same.  Similarly, the potential grounds available for a…

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All About Publication Divorce: Why? How? How Long? How Much?

  Several times each month we receive an inquiry from a potential client who wants a divorce but has lost track of his/her spouse but still wants to get a divorce. Below is what we usually tell them about their situation. We only handle Publication divorce matters in one county — Camden County.  What Is…

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