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Let Us Be Your Dedicated Advocates In Georgia Divorce Matters

Divorce is among the most difficult and stressful events the average person will ever experience. During this trying time, the last thing you need is a lawyer who treats you like just another case file. Instead, you want to work with someone who respects you, sympathizes with what you’re going through and works hard to help you secure the legal results you deserve.

That’s what you’ll find when you contact Prine Law Group. Our family law attorneys provide personalized attention and representation based on your needs and goals. They strive to be available whenever you have questions or concerns, and they remain by your side throughout the duration of your case. You’ll never be handed off to a paralegal or junior associate. You’ll always be represented by an experienced lawyer.

Dividing Marital Property, Assets And Debts In An Equitable Manner

Aside from issues related to your children, property division is likely to be your biggest concern in divorce. Like most states, Georgia uses the “equitable distribution” model. This means that the two parties must divide marital assets equitably, which isn’t always the same as equally. There may be good reasons to deviate from a 50-50 split, and the equitable distribution model allows for this flexibility.

As your attorneys, our job will be to help you catalog and categorize all assets as either marital or separate and to identify which assets are most important to you. Common assets/debts to be divided include:

  • The marital residence and other real estate
  • Retirement accounts and savings
  • Jointly owned vehicles
  • Household furnishings
  • The money in jointly held checking and savings accounts
  • Stocks, bonds and any other securities
  • Jointly held marital debt

Once we fully identify all assets and debts, we will help you divide property in a manner that meets your current and future financial needs and goals.

What About Alimony?

Alimony, sometimes called spousal support, is not automatically awarded in divorce. Instead, it is decided on a case-by-case basis after considering each spouse’s age, health and earning potential, the length of the marriage and any other relevant factors. The needs of the lower-income spouse will also be weighed against the higher-earning spouse’s ability to pay.

An alimony award will be considered during the property division process, and could have an impact on each spouse’s share of the marital estate. Our attorneys are prepared to make a compelling case for your position, whether you are seeking alimony or seeking to avoid paying it.

Separate Maintenance Can Be A Good Divorce Alternative For Some

Many states offer “legal separation” as either a precursor or an alternative to divorce. This isn’t an option in Georgia, but we do have something similar: separate maintenance. Married couples who cannot or do not want to divorce for religious or personal reasons can instead pursue a separate maintenance action.

Although the marriage will remain legally intact, the two parties can seek court decisions regarding custody, child support, property division and basically all other topics that would be addressed in divorce. If this sounds right for you, our attorneys can answer any questions you may have about separate maintenance and help guide you through the process.

Reach Out Today To Discuss Your Questions And Concerns

To schedule your initial consultation with divorce attorneys who listen and care, contact Prine Law Group today. You can call our office in Macon, Georgia, at 478-201-9755 or reach out online.