A contested divorce is when the parties cannot come to an agreement and one party files a civil suit asking the court to grant him or her a divorce. In Georgia, the judge makes determinations about custody and a judge or a jury would make a determination about property division, child support and alimony.
A contested divorce is the most common and is more expensive than an uncontested divorce. A contested divorce can take a considerable amount of time to resolve because of the adverse positions of the parties. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the Court has to make decisions regarding the division of property and most importantly the custody of the children, visitation and child support. In order to make out the best case for our client, our attorneys engage in discovery, which is the legal process by which information is obtained through subpoenas, interrogatories, depositions and other methods. This process is time consuming and can be expensive but is imperative to achieve results. Each case presents its own unique circumstances and our attorneys will prepare a customized and detailed plan to obtain your specific goals.
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