Legal Separation in Georgia
Skilled Alpharetta Legal Separation Lawyer
Whether for religious reasons, tax purposes, or other legal benefits, many
Georgia couples choose to seek legal separation rather than a
divorce. Although the state of Georgia does not actually recognize legal separations
in name, there are options available to couples wishing to live apart,
but not get a divorce.
The Law Offices of David E. Oles, our experienced
Alpharetta family law attorney has a comprehensive understanding of these options, and can help you understand
the best choice for your unique circumstances. When you choose our firm,
you can trust that you are securing dedicated, knowledgeable representation
from an attorney who is truly committed to your goals.
Our experienced attorney can guide you through your options. Call today for a
free initial case evaluation.
Understanding “Separate Maintenance”
Georgia’s alternative to legal separation is known as separate maintenance.
Essentially, this will give the court the power to make rulings for marital
issues, but the couple will continue to be legally married. These issues
include, but are certainly not limited to:
What Are the Benefits of Separate Maintenance?
There are many reasons why couples choose to pursue separate maintenance
rather than divorce.
If you haven’t lived in Georgia for at least 6 months, you cannot file a divorce action. While many couples choose to wait, other
individuals may need court action to get support payments.
If you aren’t sure if divorce is right for you, living separately can help you take time to figure things out. In the
meantime, you can continue to take advantage of health benefits, joint
tax returns, and other benefits.
If your religious beliefs prevent you from seeking divorce, separate maintenance is a good alternative that can help you receive
spousal or child support, as well as implementing a clear-cut visitation schedule.
Call Today For Knowledgeable Counsel
At The Law Offices of David E. Oles, our skilled Alpharetta legal separation
lawyer has more than two decades of experience in the field. Regardless
of your reasons for seeking separate maintenance, you can trust our attorney
to provide a high-standard of counsel when you hire our firm. We are truly
dedicated to the rights of our clients – call today to see what
sets us apart.
Our clients can expect dedicated representation from a family law attorney
who cares about their best interests. Call (770) 648-0744 today to learn
how we can help you.