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Woman handing a man a pen working on divorce documents

In the state of Georgia, a collaborative divorce is an option available to couples who wish to privately negotiate the divorce terms without going to court. Both spouses will work together with their respective attorneys in a conference room to mutually agree upon the terms of their divorce settlement.

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Contrary to popular opinion, not every couple that wants to file for divorce has to go to trial. There are several options to consider, and only an experienced divorce lawyer can help you fully explore your options. In this article, we discuss all of the possible scenarios in which individuals in Georgia can seek divorce from their spouses.

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According to a 2018 study by Custody X Change, fathers in Georgia are likely to receive about 23.5% of child custody time. Determining the parent who gets custody rights in a divorce can be a contentious battle.

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Little boy fishing with his grandpa on a dock

According to statistics from GrandFacts, about 218,708 children under 18 years of age in Georgia live with their grandparents. Just like parents, grandparents play an important role in raising their grandchildren in many families across Georgia.

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Military divorces are just like civilian divorces, right? Not really... Each spouse can hail from a different state, they can both be stationed in a state or country far removed from where they grew up or where they got married, and they may even own property in a third state far away from their current location.

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A little girl looking upset while two adults argue in the background

Often, one of the toughest things to tackle during a divorce is child custody. It is one thing to divide personal property, assets, and debts. It is one thing to divide personal property, assets, and debts. It is quite another to divide custody of your children.

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Georgia, which has one of the nation’s highest marriage rates, also has one of the nation’s highest divorce rates — with roughly 14 married persons divorcing out of every 1,000. The national average, in contrast, is closer to 11 per 1,000 married persons.

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Small Home Being Cut in half with a Knife

According to the National Statistics Office of Georgia, in 2019, there were 11,205 divorces and annulments statewide. Going through a divorce can be an emotional and overwhelming experience that can affect every aspect of your life, including your assets and finances.

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For many men, being served with divorce papers may come as a shock. However, whether you are the one initiating a divorce or the one who was served with papers, it’s a process that is unsettling and can determine the shape of your new life moving forward.

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Paper Family Split up by Gavel

Divorce can be messy. The complexities surrounding legal issues such as child custody, adoption, division of assets, or spousal support make it easy for one or both parties to have misconceptions about family laws in Georgia.

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