Coleman Legal Group, LLC
Going through a divorce can be a very emotional and traumatic event. However, if a husband and wife facing divorce can work together manage their emotions while going through a divorce, they can often minimize the pain and duration of a divorce. A non-contested, uncontested, or no-fault divorce is an option that has many potential advantages over a contested divorce.
Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce in Georgia Include:
- minimized amount of disruption and mental pain for the children in the family
- the possibility of friendship and respect for each other after the divorce is finalized
- the divorce process can be much shorter the entire divorce will almost always be less expensive In the majority of the non-contested divorces
- you will not have to go to court – because all of the paper signing and conversation, etc. will be handled in our office
- a non-contested or uncontested divorce is quicker. Once all the paperwork is filed and fees paid, you can usually be divorced in about forty-five (45) days
- you do not have to be served with divorce papers by the sheriff at your home or at your job
The first primary advantage to uncontested divorce is that the paperwork required for an uncontested divorce is minimal and therefore faster to process within the court system and in most cases a court hearing is not even required.
Minimal paperwork promotes the processes involved in obtaining the divorce to be relatively decreased and may significantly decrease the chances of error, like failing to provide the adequate paperwork or adding complications that may lead to conflict among the parties later down the road. Fewer documents to complete, file and fewer correspondences enable for the process to work faster, transition smoothly and generally at a lower cost as opposed to contested options. Most importantly, the less amount of work that is required in producing legal documents the less money will be required for attorney’s fees, meaning more money can be saved for children, comfortable living, and expenses.
The second advantage to an uncontested divorce is that the paperwork required for completing the divorce allows for greater privacy for the parties involved.
Once a divorce is obtained all paperwork required for completing the divorce will be publicly published on the county court records and may include intimate background history and information about individual parties. In an uncontested divorce the paperwork required is minimized in a way that may effectively conceal private matters that individuals may not wish to be released to outside of the parties. Also any information contained within the pleadings of the case may find their way into the final court order, which may need to be presented to a child’s school, therapist, or any other professional organization that may come in contact with your child or yourself to assist in any court related processes that may follow.
The third advantage to an uncontested divorce is that you are able to have more control over the general outcome of your divorce case.
In uncontested divorce cases the individuals are able to agree upon all issues concerning child custody, child support, parenting time, legal decision authority , division of property, division of debt, alimony etc. which may be achieved through previous planning or a mediation style process. In messy or contested divorce situations neither party may really be able to decide how assets, properties, and debts are divided and may even be subjected to situations where a court appointed person or third party is responsible for legal decision authority and transportation for children during visitation time. When the court is responsible for finding a final resolution during a contested case hearing it is very rare that either party will achieve the anticipated outcomes desired. In contested cases containing children a judge who may never meet your child or children will be required to make custodial decisions that may greatly impact their life based on limited evidence and a relatively brief evaluation of testimony. By filing an uncontested divorce one may avoid the possibility that the court would have the final say over matters concerning the children and avoid a regrettable outcome that could have been avoided by mutual agreements between the parties.
In summary, the advantages of a Georgia uncontested divorce are obvious.
An uncontested divorce is much less emotionally stressful for you, your spouse and your children than a contested divorce case. And, an uncontested divorce is much less expensive and faster than a contested divorce. Because of all of the potentially positive results of an uncontested divorce – it should certainly be the goal and default course of action for couples seeking a divorce.
The defendant in a non-contested or uncontested action can come into our office at Coleman Legal Group, LLC – and get copies of the divorce papers, sign all the required documents and our office can file the documents while you wait for the final decree to signed by the court. Our attorneys at Coleman Legal Group, LLC have over twelve years of experience helping divorce clients – ranging from high asset cases with minor children and complex issues to much simpler cases. Call our office at 770-609-1247 for a confidential consultation.
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:
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map
|Dunwoody, Sandy Springs
GA 400, Atlanta Georgia
1200 Abernathy Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map
|Johns Creek, Duluth GA
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map
125 TownPark Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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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