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A contested divorce is a divorce where the parties have not reached an agreement regarding all the terms for a divorce, and one of the parties has filed for a divorce case with the court.  A contested divorce requires one or both spouses to contest (or disagree) on one or more aspects of the divorce case.  The issues that most spouses disagree upon in a contested divorce cases are:

  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony and/or Spousal Support
  • Property / Asset Division
  • Marital Debt Division
  • The Reason(s) Given For the Divorce; Examples: adultery, cruel treatment, abandonment, etc.

Contested divorce proceedings generally takes much longer than an uncontested divorce to complete.  With a contested divorce, the parties are required to go through several steps prior to the divorce being finalized.  The contested divorce process usually involves the filing of pleadings (complaint, answer and counterclaim) with the court, discovery, motions, temporary hearing(s), mediation, and potentially a trial.  Contested divorce trials are conducted in front of and decided by a Superior Court Judge in the county the case is filed.  If minor children are involved, the divorce case will usually be more complicated because child custody, visitation and child support will be necessary issues that have to be decided.

Child Custody and Visitation in Georgia

Changes in Georgia law regarding child custody and visitation that went into effect on January 1, 2008 require parents to create a comprehensive and far-reaching parenting plan. You must file a proposed plan with the complaint or answer, and the final divorce decree will incorporate a permanent parenting plan.

Child Support in Georgia

On January 1, 2007, new child support guidelines went into effect in Georgia. It is often best to seek the guidance of a qualified lawyer to understand the nuances of these complicated new child support calculation methods.

Alimony or Spousal Support in Georgia

Alimony, or spousal support, may be granted to either a husband or a wife. It can be paid for a limited period or until the spouse remarries, cohabitates, or passes away.

Marital Property Division in Georgia

Division of property can sometimes be complicated, especially when the division involves second homes, pension plans, investments, or family businesses. We can help you prepare and file QDRO’s (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) and other papers to protect your interests.

Marital Debt Division

If you have already been served with a divorce, you only have thirty (30) days to respond to the divorce before you will be in default. This is a contested divorce. While contested divorces can be settled out of court, they are not to be confused or treated the same as uncontested divorces. If this is your situation, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Bankruptcy, Business Law and Immigration. We have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Dunwoody, Sandy Springs
GA 400, Atlanta Georgia
1200 Abernathy Rd
Building 600
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Johns Creek, Duluth GA
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Duluth Georgia
Sugarloaf
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Lawrenceville
Huntcrest
1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Georgia Areas We Serve
Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s divorce and family law attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Canton, Woodstock, Douglasville, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Midtown, Inman Park, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, Smyrna, Covington, Conyers, Newborn, Mansfield, Oxford, Social Circle, Porterdale, Buford, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Dacula, Ball Ground and Starrsville.

Our divorce and family law attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette, Newton, Walton, Rockdale and Clayton. 

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