Michael J. King is the Atlanta divorce lawyer you can trust. He understands that a divorce is an emotionally, legally and financially difficult time for you and will work diligently to explain the divorce process and complex issues to you.
Georgia requires a couple to be in a bona fide state of separation from the time the divorce petition is filed until the Final Decree of Divorce is entered. The parties can still be living under the same roof but must no longer be living as husband man and wife.
A couple can only file for divorce if they have been lawfully married and if one spouse has resided in Georgia for six months before the divorce was filed. Georgia must be the state of primary residency. In Georgia, it a Final Decree of Divorce can be entered in as little as 31 days from the date the non-filing party is legally served with the petition. For that to occur there must be a signed agreemnt resolving all issue raised by the petition including (if involved) custody of the children, child support, alimony and division of the marital assets. If there is not an agreement on all terms the Decree of Divorce will not be granted until the remaining issues are tried or settled.
For more information on Michael J. King’s legal divorce mediation services call 770-662-0600.