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Riverdale, GA Divorce Attorneys

When you make the decision to divorce, you might feel like everything is ending. However, working with the right people can expose you to the truth: this is only just the beginning. In order to transition to the next period of your life, which will hopefully be a happier and better one, you need the help of Riverdale divorce attorneys who want what’s best for you.

The attorneys of Lunn Law, LLC, understand how stressful divorce is, and we want to shoulder as much of the burden for you as possible. Reach out to schedule an initial case assessment and learn how we can help you get what you need from your divorce and begin this new phase of life.

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What’s The Process For Divorce In Georgia?

Divorce is initiated when you file a Complaint For Divorce or a Petition For Divorce, after which your spouse has 30 days to respond. From there, your divorce will be either contested or uncontested.

Uncontested divorce is the more straightforward approach to divorce. You and your spouse are aligned on aspects such as child support and asset division, which means that you will not need to go to court to settle your case. This type of divorce is generally cheaper and can take as little time as 30 days.

Contested divorce is when you and your spouse disagree on more than one aspect of divorce. If a settlement cannot be reached between you, a judge will have to decide. This type of divorce is generally more expensive and can take up to a year or longer.

Can I Be Granted A Divorce In Georgia?

Although Georgia is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that you do not need to establish wrongdoing for the dissolution of your marriage in order to be granted a divorce, you still have to submit a reason. There are thirteen legally recognized reasons for divorce in the state of Georgia, and they run 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 neither party in your marriage is responsible for the ending of your marriage, you can cite the thirteenth reason, which does not seek to place fault. However, if someone is at fault, you can choose one of the other reasons.

When you work with our Riverdale divorce attorneys, we can endeavor to prove that your spouse is at fault for your marriage ending. The benefit of establishing fault is that it can also prove that you are entitled to a better divorce settlement or shield you from the consequences of your spouse’s actions. 

For example, if you are divorcing because you have discovered that your spouse has a gambling addiction, is it fair that you help pay their astronomical gambling debts? Lunn Law can help protect you from these situations. 

Our Riverdale Divorce Attorneys Can Fight For You

The attorneys of Lunn Law, LLC, can offer you compassion and fierce legal advocacy at the same time. We want to get you what you need in order to build the life that you dream of. Reach out to schedule an initial case assessment and learn how we can make a difference on your behalf.

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