Frequently Asked Divorce Questions
Answers From a Proven Alpharetta Divorce Attorney
Whether you’re contemplating filing for divorce or on the receiving
end of divorce papers, you should not hesitate to put a skilled legal
professional on your side. During a time characterized by stress and uncertainty,
you likely have a number of questions that The Law Offices of David E.
Oles can help answer.
What’s the difference between contested and uncontested divorce?
contested divorce is called for when the couple cannot come to an agreement on issues regarding
alimony, asset division, child support, and custody. In an uncontested
divorce, both parties are in agreement of the terms of their divorce and
don’t need the court to interfere.
Uncontested divorces usually involve less paperwork, lower costs, and a low level of conflict.
What is marital property?
Marital property refers to all the property and assets you obtained throughout
the years of your marriage. These assets can include real estate, bank
accounts, time shares, debt, and stocks.
How is child support determined?
The guidelines used to calculate child support vary state-by-state, but
there are a number of factors the court will consider when determining
child support. In Georgia, the law will look at the combined adjusted
income to determine the "Georgia Child Support Obligation Table,"
which decides what the basic child support order entails.
Georgia law will consider the following sources of income when calculating
- Trust income
- Dividend income
- Any income earned from interest
How does legal separation differ from divorce?
The biggest difference between legal separation and divorce is in a legal
separation, you are still legally married to your spouse, but you are
living separately. You’ll still negotiate child custody, visitation,
child support, alimony, and property division in legal separation.
What are the grounds for divorce?
Although Georgia is considered a no-fault state, which means either spouse
can file for divorce without needing to prove the other spouse did something
wrong, there are still several grounds for divorce. Some examples include
adultery and desertion by one of the spouses for at least one year.
Don’t face the divorce process alone. Call a skilled and experienced
Alpharetta divorce lawyer from The Law Offices of David E. Oles at (770)
648-0744 to learn how we can help.