“I never thought I would be here.” You are not alone. Most people who find themselves in a divorce proceeding did not think it would happen to their marriage either. But it did. What do you do now?

There are several issues that need to be addressed:

  • Custody of children
  • Parenting Plan
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Division of assets
  • Division of debt
  • Division of real and personal property
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • If you and your spouse are able to resolve your issues, you may be able to file the divorce uncontested. Each of you would sign an agreement outlining the division of all assets, debts, real and personal property, as well as a proposal for the Judge to resolve custody and child support issues. If this is a viable option for you, we can walk you through the process.
  • Domestic Violence
  • Unfortunately, domestic violence sometimes goes hand in hand with divorce. The advantage with our firm is that we have experience representing both the abused and the wrongly accused. There is help. Temporary Protective Orders are available in all counties and police intervention when needed.
  • Contested Divorce
  • Sometimes, reasonable minds disagree. If you cannot come to an agreement on one or more of the issues, then your divorce is contested. Many contested matters reach resolution short of trial either through mediation, collaborative law or one on one settlement. Attorney Arnold-Johnson can assist you in any of these areas. If a resolution cannot be reached she is ready, willing and very comfortable in the courtroom either in front of a judge or a jury.

Divorce FAQ

Below is a list of frequently asked divorce questions.

Each family is different and filing for divorce may not be in your best interest at this exact moment. A legal separation does not end your marriage but allows you to make decisions regarding your property and children. Some do this to retain marriage status for religious or health care reasons. At Miriam Arnold-Johnson, PC, we can help you determine your best course of action.

In Georgia, you do not need to prove your reasons for filing. If you no longer wish to be married, that is a good enough reason.

Each case is different, so it is hard to give an exact answer. However, the more you and your spouse agree on, the faster it will go. If you have things to work through, it will take longer. For some couples, it can take longer than you make like, but we will do our best to be as efficient and effective as possible.

Either you or your partner must be a resident of the state of Georgia for at least six months. Give us a call for additional information.

Do You Have Questions?

Whether you’re considering divorce or have already filed, you have important decisions ahead of you. Having an attorney you can trust is of the utmost importance. For 21 years, Miriam Arnold-Johnson, PC, has helped clients make informed decisions. We are here to help you work through the possibilities and determine what is best for your future.

If you would like to discuss your options, contact our office. Call our Snellville office today at 404-270-9669.

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