Divorce proceedings in Georgia vary considerably depending on the circumstances. At Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, in Cumming, our family law attorneys are well-positioned to handle divorce cases that are resolved with minimal conflict and disagreement.
If both spouses are in agreement on all issues, including property division, spousal/child support and visitation, a divorce can be finalized primarily through filing paperwork with the court. A final hearing is not usually necessary so the parties never have to appear in court. If a final hearing is necessary, only one spouse’s presence is typically required.
Jonathan C. BeardAttorney & PartnerJonathan joined the firm in 2014 and is a graduate of Reinhardt University, Kennesaw State University, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. As a partner at Miles Hansford and Tallant, LLC, Jonathan's practice primary focuses on ...
Lauren C. GilesAttorney & PartnerLauren Clipp Giles joined Miles & Tallant, LLC in 2009. Her primary practice areas include landlord/tenant law (both negotiating transactions and landlord/tenant litigation), real property disputes, zoning litigation, contract and business litigation, and ...
Brian A. HansfordAttorney & Founding PartnerBrian Hansford is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. With over 15 years of experience, he is the leading criminal defense attorney at the firm and has successfully represented clients facing DUIs, drug violations and felonies, ...
Jonah B. HowellAttorney & PartnerHowell joined Miles Hanford & Tallant, LLC in June of 2016. As a Partner with the firm, his primary practice areas are civil and probate litigation, corporate and business representation, estate planning and local government law. Jonah is a native of ...
Kevin J. McDonoughAttorney & PartnerKevin McDonough, a Partner at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, focuses his practice on three areas of law: Family Law, Business Law, and Wills and Estates. He works closely with his clients to help identify the goals that are most important to them and then ...
Deborah Anice PittmanAttorney & PartnerDeborah Anice Pittman joined Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC in 2016 and is now a Partner in the firm. Her primary practice areas are family law and criminal defense; however, she also handles general civil litigation matters and is a certified civil and ...
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Kevin J. TallantAttorney & Founding PartnerKevin Tallant is a Cumming, Georgia native, and is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. His primary practice areas include local government law, contract and business litigation, probate litigation, and real property law. Kevin ...
J. Ethan UnderwoodAttorney & PartnerEthan Underwood practices in the fields of land use, real estate, and property tax law, representing developers, as well as individual property owners. He has negotiated numerous zoning and development actions and advises clients regarding environmental ...
Only one party needs to file the initial petition for divorce. Arrangements can be detailed with a marital settlement agreement that is filed with the court. The other spouse usually signs an acknowledgment of service document that indicates they have received the petition for divorce.
If children are involved, the parties have to file a parenting plan that details custody arrangement for the children such as visitation schedules and holiday time. The parties also have to prepare a child support worksheet to identify how any support is going to be paid between the parties.
In most cases, the court also requires documentation of each spouse’s financial situation. However, in uncontested divorce matters, the parties may sometimes be excused from filing this information.
The parties also have to execute a document known as “Consent to Try In 31 Days.” This document allows the court to grant the divorce after 31 days. According to Georgia law, a divorce may not be done more quickly than that time period.
When all the necessary documents are prepared and filed with the court, and after 31 days from the date of the acknowledgement of service, the court will enter a final judgment and decree, which finalizes the uncontested divorce. This document can restore a wife’s maiden name and makes the parties’ settlement agreement an official order of the court.
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