What To Expect In Divorce In Cherokee County
Every county in Georgia has a different set of procedures pertaining to divorce and a different set of judges to uphold them. This makes it critically important to hire a local attorney who knows how to navigate through the area court system.
At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C., we have an office in Canton, Georgia, the county seat of Cherokee County. We know the procedures necessary to protect your interests.
Understanding Cherokee County Divorces
In Cherokee County, it is important to know that it may take two to three months before your divorce hearing. This is much longer than in other counties, such as Fulton County. This delay is the result of fewer judges and an overburdened court caseload.
Our attorneys will help you understand the timeframe for your divorce. Whether you have a high-asset divorce or a military divorce, our lawyers will work to competently and efficiently finalize your case, within the Cherokee County parameters.
Unique Aspects Of Cherokee County Divorces
- Required paperwork: Cherokee County requires very specific paperwork. For example, the court requires a child support addendum. This form isn’t needed in other counties but it helps to further ensure the accuracy of child support payments.
- One temporary hearing: Cherokee County courts permit only one temporary hearing. Our attorneys make the most of this opportunity when child custody, child support and spousal support are needed before the parties are able to have a final hearing on these crucial issues.
- Mandatory mediation: Before a divorce, both spouses must attend mediation in an effort to resolve any contentious issues without court intervention. Mediation can speed up the divorce process.
An out-of-town attorney may not be aware of Cherokee County’s specific requirements. At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C., our aggressive divorce attorneys know the ins and outs of Cherokee County courts. We will use that experience in your favor, working toward getting you the best possible outcome in your divorce case.
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