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Ellenwood, GA Divorce Attorneys

When you exchanged your vows with the person you married, you thought they would last forever. 

When such a strong commitment breaks down, it’s painful, and you want someone in your corner who can understand what you’re going through. 

When the people on your side are also able to fight on your behalf in court, you can weather the divorce process with peace of mind!

The Ellenwood divorce attorneys at Lunn Law can advocate for you to get what you need out of your divorce and steer you in the correct directions. We understand what you are feeling, and we want to take as much stress off your plate as possible. Reach out to arrange an initial case assessment, and we will begin by reviewing your case and walking you through the initial steps. 

Ellenwood Divorce Attorneys

Initiating Your Divorce

Though Georgia is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that you don’t have to prove wrongdoing by your partner in order to be granted a divorce, you will still have to submit one from among thirteen sanctioned reasons to the court. The valid reasons are listed as follows:

  1. Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity (relationship by blood) or affinity
  2. Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage
  3. Impotency at the time of the marriage
  4. Force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage
  5. Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband
  6. Adultery in either of the parties after marriage
  7. Willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for the term of one year
  8. The conviction of either party for an offense involving moral turpitude, under which he is sentenced to imprisonment in a penal institution for a term of two years or longer
  9. Habitual intoxication
  10.  Cruel treatment
  11.  Incurable mental illness
  12.  Habitual drug addiction
  13.  Or that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

If you and your spouse have simply reached a point of irreconcilable differences, you can choose the thirteenth reason. However, by alleging fault for the breakdown of your marriage, such as cheating or addiction, you could make a case for yourself to receive a greater portion of the marital assets. Our Ellenwood divorce attorneys can help you with your case. 

The Georgia Divorce Process

Divorce begins when you file a Complaint For Divorce or a Petition For Divorce, which your spouse must respond to by the 30-day deadline. After the process of gathering evidence for discovery, you can negotiate or attempt a settlement. If neither of these options works, your case will likely go to a final hearing.

There are two main ways that you can divorce in the state of Georgia. The first way is the easiest way, but it’s only possible if you and your spouse are in full agreement on the essential aspects of divorce. Uncontested divorce is generally quicker and cheaper, and you won’t have to go through typical aspects of the process–for example, you won’t even have to go to court or speak to a judge!

Contested divorce is exactly the opposite. When you and your spouse can’t agree on one or more aspects of divorce, your case may eventually need to be resolved by a judge. This process can take more than a year if you and your spouse are simply unable to come to terms. If your divorce is uncontested, it can take as little time as thirty days.

Our Ellenwood Divorce Attorneys Can Help You Through The Process

At Lunn Law, LLC, we understand that divorce is not an easy process, but we want to do all we can to alleviate your burden. We can give you strong guidance and advocate on your behalf if a courtroom battle is required. Otherwise, we will try to get you what you need with as little conflict as possible. Reach out to schedule a case assessment, and we will relate to you how we will fight for you to get what you need.

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