GEORGIA UNCONTESTED DIVORCE ATTORNEY
Helping Clients Move Quickly and Efficiently Through the Divorce Process
The decision to end a marriage is difficult. Unfortunately, what is a life-altering event in the best of circumstances can turn into a nightmare if the parties start off on the wrong foot. The first decision the parties should make is whether the divorce will be contested or uncontested.
In most cases there is no need to rush to file a petition for divorce and have the other spouse served. If the parties are on speaking terms and agree that divorce is the best decision, an uncontested divorce is the best choice.
Marietta Divorce Attorney Leo Hughes offers low flat-fee legal services for uncontested divorces for clients in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area and throughout Georgia. The service focuses on obtaining a divorce as quickly as possible, often without you coming to my office or appearing in court. Since my law firm specializes in uncontested divorces, we have developed procedures to obtain the best, most professional results for you at the lowest cost and in the fastest time.
Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for you?
For a divorce to be considered uncontested, you and your spouse must agree on all issues before any papers are filed with the court. Basically, this means that both of you must sign and notarize certain documents, including a Settlement Agreement, that I prepare for you after discussing all aspects of your divorce case with you. The main issues you must agree on include:
- alimony (spousal support)
- child custody (we prepare the parenting plan based on your input)
- child support (we prepare the worksheets)
If you and your spouse can agree on these issues, you have an excellent chance of completing your uncontested divorce. Even if you and your spouse have a few outstanding minor disagreements or uncertainties, an uncontested divorce will likely work for you.
Minimize Your Costs, Time, and Stress
At the Law Office of Leo Hughes, we believe that divorce should be inexpensive and fast, to minimize problems at an already difficult time. We also believe that, while difficult decisions must be made, the decision process can often be simplified.
Divorcing couples must make decisions regardless of the involvement and opinions of attorneys and courts. Couples often have a "gut feeling" for what is fair and what will work for all members of their family. They also ultimately hold the power to make decisions regarding their divorce. We represent only you and assist you in that process.
Contested or Uncontested: You Decide
We recommend that every couple seeking a divorce first use all means possible to work out mutual terms. This can be done independently, or through arbitration or mediation. This will save time, money, and stress, and free you from a lengthy and expensive court battle.
Once basic decisions are made and the Marital Settlement Agreement has been signed by you and your spouse, you can file for divorce and be done in as little as five weeks after the filing. No sheriff will come to serve papers on your spouse and all documents are completed in privacy and with dignity.
If you cannot reach an agreement with your spouse settling all issues for an uncontested divorce or are served with divorce papers, the divorce is considered a contested divorce and you will either have to file a complaint for divorce against your spouse or defend against a complaint served on you by your spouse. The case (or "suit") will proceed according to Georgia law and a divorce will be granted when the litigation is either settled by the parties or decided by a judge at trial.
I represent clients in all low-conflict divorces and family law matters. My retainer and hourly fees are low and I will devote my full attention to your case.
To speak to an attorney about an uncontested or contested divorce, please contact us online or call us at (770) 033-0780, 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., weekends and holidays included.
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