Looking for a lawyer to help you through the divorce process is not a task anyone wants to take on. Because the ending of a marriage is so fraught with emotion, it is important to work with an experienced legal partner who can guide you through the process as efficiently as possible. At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott, P.C., with offices in Marietta and Canton, we focus on divorce, providing knowledgeable, personalized service to clients in Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding counties so that they can emerge ready to move forward. Our attorneys draw on 30 years of combined experience assisting Georgia families with property allocation, child custody and visitation issues, child support arrangements, and other essential family law matters, and we are ready to offer you the skilled advice and comprehensive advocacy you need.
The process of allocating marital property is often one of the most contentious parts of divorce. In addition to dividing assets such as bank accounts, houses and cars, it is important to create a fair plan for distributing future retirement benefits and personal property that may have sentimental value for both spouses. Nearly all property acquired during the course of the marriage is considered marital property under Georgia law, regardless of which party is named on the deed or receipt.
Debts incurred during the marriage must also be divided between the parties. Georgia law provides for an equitable distribution of assets and debts, which means the court tries to reach an allocation that is fair though not necessarily equal. The conduct of the spouses can affect property distribution, so it is important to work with an attorney who understands the factors that play a role and will fight for a fair allocation.
Arrangements involving child custody, visitation and child support are the most important aspects of any divorce or separation. Georgia law specifies that these arrangements should be established to support the best interests of the child. Courts in Georgia have the discretion to award joint custody to both parents or sole custody to one parent, with the other granted visitation rights. We understand that it is in your child’s best interests to spend time with you, and we will fight for your rights in securing terms that best meet your child’s needs and protect your parental bond.
While any divorce case can be complex, military divorces involve issues that create unique difficulties. For instance, if one party has been on active duty overseas, that time can affect custody and property allocation. Child support, child relocation and visitation schedules are also often handled differently in military divorce cases. And division of assets such as military pensions and retirement benefits can be particularly complex in military divorces. At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott, P.C., we understand how these factors come into play and make every effort to ensure that the rights of our clients are fully protected no matter what the circumstances.
At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott, P.C. in Marietta and Canton, we draw on three decades of combined experience to offer clients throughout Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding counties the seasoned counsel they deserve when their marriage is ending. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 678-586-1005 or contact us online.