Guiding You Through Legal Separation
When a marriage is in trouble, divorce may not be the best solution for every couple. There are many different circumstances that could cause a couple to seek a legal separation rather than a divorce. Some may need to remain married for health insurance purposes while others may have religious beliefs that prevent them from seeking a divorce.
Helping You Through Any Family Law Issue
Regardless of your reasons for wanting to separate, it is important that you understand the implications of choosing this course of action as well as your rights and responsibilities under a separation agreement. At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C., we help clients in all areas of family law. We understand the unique requirements of a legal separation in Georgia, and our lawyers can help you through this sometimes confusing process.
What You Should Know About Legal Separation in Georgia
Under Georgia law, there is no set amount of time you need to be separated before you can file for divorce. You only need to be separated on the date of filing. In addition, a couple can be separated and still live under the same roof. If you choose to live under the same roof however, and you are physically intimate with your spouse, you are not considered to be living in a “bona fide” state of separation.
The steps that need to be taken in a legal separation are largely the same as those needed for a legal divorce, so you can expect the cost for a separation and a divorce to be the same. Issues like child support, alimony, custody, property division and others will all need to be addressed as they would in a divorce. When you hire our firm, our Canton and Marietta attorneys will work to ensure that you receive a fair settlement that fully accommodates your needs and the needs of your children.
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For a consultation with our Canton and Marietta legal separation attorneys, contact us today. We accept all major credit cards.
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