Here in Georgia, there are 13 grounds for divorce. Once the grounds for a divorce are established, the issues of child custody, visitation, child support, division of marital assets and debts, and spousal support and alimony can often be complex and confusing. The attorneys at Bell & Washington are experienced in guiding clients through this process. We understand the pain and expenses that can develop due to divorce proceedings, and our goal is to reach a positive resolution while minimizing your stress and costs.
In order to finalize your divorce, you and your spouse will have to reach an agreement about all of the issues involved in your situation, such as child custody and visitation, child support, division of marital property and debts, and alimony or spousal maintenance. It is always better to try to reach settlement terms outside of court. Working towards a settlement agreement allows you to have a say in these important decisions about who your children will live with, how often you will see your children, how your assets will be divided, and what debts you will be legally responsible for paying. Once a divorce proceeds to trial, all of these decisions will be left up to a judge who may see the facts of the case from a different perspective than you.
You can reach a settlement agreement with the help of your Atlanta divorce lawyer, at our firm, who is experienced in divorce negotiation. It is also common for parties to agree to use the help of a neutral, third party mediator to help them reach a resolution outside of the courtroom. The advantages of these methods include less cost, less time, and less stress and anguish for spouses and their children.
If you are facing marital issues and have divorce in mind, contact the attorneys at Bell & Washington in our Atlanta office. We are ready to help you navigate through these challenges and work toward sustaining your financial and emotional well-being. With 50 years of combined experience we are ready to help guide you, too, through these legal issues and make the first move in beginning a new chapter in your life.