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Cumming Georgia Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys

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We are proud to serve Cumming Georgia and the surrounding area as the ‘go to’ law firm for divorce and family law cases.

Our Cumming Georgia and Forsyth County divorce attorneys and family lawyers have over fifteen years of experience in complex and routine cases.

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Our Cumming Georgia Divorce Attorneys have over a decade of experience in high asset, high income, custody, contested and uncontested cases.  The divorce attorneys at Coleman Legal Group, LLC have been proudly assisting Cumming, Georgia and the surrounding area in divorce and family law matters for over twelve years.  You will not have to face your divorce or family law matter alone.  We will take a bold, effective but practical and compassionate approach with your divorce case.

Call 770-609-1247 to speak with an experienced Cumming Georgia divorce and family law attorney.

Putting Our Clients First

If your Cumming Georgia divorce case can be settled out of court as an uncontested matter, then that will be our primary goal.  However, if your case becomes contested we will be effective and diligent, ensuring you the best outcome possible.  In a contested divorce or family law case, we will proudly represent you in all court hearings and at trial.  We will use every opportunity afforded under Georgia law to get you the most favorable result possible.  In an uncontested divorce or family law case, we will draft all the necessary paperwork, advising you every step of the way as to what is in your best interest.

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Divorce in Cumming Georgia – What You Need to Know

Divorce is when a legal union is broken and two individuals deliberately decide to split paths. In Georgia, including Cumming, there are thirteen grounds for divorce.  Twelve of those grounds are to prove that one party has committed wrongdoing to the other during the marriage and to define prevailing reasons for the dissolution.  However, one of those grounds (the 13th one) is the “no-fault” ground, which means that the marriage has been “irretrievably broken.”  Under Georgia law and in Cumming Georgia you can file for an uncontested divorce under the “no-fault” ground, or a contested divorce under the remaining thirteen grounds for divorce.  Also, you can file for a divorce if you and your spouse have been apart for at least one year based on abandonment.

Where are Cumming Georgia Divorce Cases Filed?

Specifically, Cumming, Georgia divorce and family law cases is filed in the Superior Court of Forsyth County.  Currently, there are three (3) superior court judges in Forsyth County, Georgia that handle all the Cumming Georgia / Forsyth County divorce cases.  Jurisdiction and Venue are also issues to be considered.  For example, if you live in Cumming Georgia / Forsyth County and your estranged spouse lives in another county, you may choose to file the case in the State / County your spouse now resides.  If your case is uncontested, most likely your case can still be filed in Forsyth County.  Call 770-609-1247 to speak with one of our Cumming Georgia divorce attorneys or family lawyers regarding your specific situation.

Residency Requirements for Cumming Georgia Divorce Cases

Before filing a divorce in Cumming Georgia the couple must be separated and meet residency requirements.  Separation can entail living in the same house, but the couple cannot reside in the same room and/or share sexual relations.  For residency requirements to be met, at least one of the parties / spouses must have lived in Georgia for at least six (6) months.  You can file a complaint in the Superior Court of the county that either you or your spouse reside.  When filing for divorce, you should be prepared to state in writing why you filed for a divorce, how you would like to deal with the parties’ assets and debts, how you will take care of your children, and what is your preferred child custody and visitation arrangements.

Uncontested Divorce and Contested Divorce in Cumming Georgia

If the couple agrees on separation terms, the divorce process can be relatively short and painless and can be filed as an uncontested divorce.  However, if there are lingering disagreements without resolution, those issues can result in what is termed a contested divorce.  These disagreements can arise from complications such as property problems, child custody issues, or child support difficulties.  Georgia is an equitable division state, so each spouse holds a personal right to his/her own income and can make decisions on any personal property independently.  But in a divorce, each person’s right is not the only factor, so the judge holds authority to distribute marital property, albeit fairly.  Georgia courts, including the divorce and family law courts of Cumming, Georgia, start with the belief that children should have regular contact with their parents, so judges prefer joint custody measures although ultimately everything is determined by the children’s best interests.

Child Support in Cumming Georgia

For child support, Georgia law requires both parents to provide for their children through their own available resources.  The default result is that the primary custodial parent usually received child support from the other parent.  However, with the help of an attorney and depending on your own personal circumstances, parenting time, resources and the needs of the children it is not uncommon for no child support to be paid by either party.  Rather each parent will be responsible for the cost of the care of the children when they are in their custody and certain expenses such as health insurance, extra-curricular activities, medical expenses and other reasonable expenses.

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