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Georgia Uncontested Divorce Lawyers
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Call 770-609-1247 now to speak with one of our experienced Georgia uncontested divorce lawyers and attorneys.

New clients faced with divorce frequently ask what is the difference is between a Georgia uncontested divorce in and a Georgia contested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is a divorce case where the parties are in agreement to all the terms of the divorce before the case is filed.  In a truly uncontested divorce, both parties are willing to sign all of the unnecessary pleadings and agreements needed for filing the uncontested divorce with the court.  In addition, the divorce will be based on a claim made by the plaintiff (the person filing the case) of irreconcilable differences.

Divorce is never a pleasant circumstance and how a divorce is filed for may determine the amount of unpleasantness experienced in a divorce situation. Uncontested divorces for example have many advantages that circumvent a majority of unpleasant situations that occur within contested divorce situations. If both parties are able to completely agree with all areas of the divorce and have interest in keeping to low cost, obtain a divorce expediently, limiting conflict, or having more control of the outcome of the case than an uncontested divorce should be seriously considered.

A Georgia uncontested divorce filing requires the following documents:

• Complaint For Divorce

• Summons

• Acknowledgement of Service

• Consent to Try After Thirty-One (31) Days

• Motion for Judgment on Pleadings

• Settlement Agreement

• Proposed Order for a Decree of Divorce

• Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit (DRFA)

A Georgia uncontested divorce case involving minor children, will also require the following documents:

• Child Support Worksheet (CSWS)

• Child Support Addendum (CSA)

• Parenting Plan (PP)

Depending on the venue, jurisdiction and local rules of the county filed, additional documents may be required.

Under Georgia divorce law, in an uncontested divorce, the husband and wife must have already reached a complete agreement on how their property will be divided, on how their debts will be divided, and on what the terms for child custody and child support will be.  In addition, the parties must already be in total agreement regarding how much, if any spousal support / alimony will be paid and its duration.  If the parties are not in complete agreement on all the required legal terms of a divorce, then they are not eligible for an uncontested case.  The only options available will be perhaps more negotiation and mediation with the objective of reaching a full agreement – or the filing of a contested divorce case.

When the parties are in total agreement regarding the terms of the divorce:  custody of their children, division of assets, division of debts and spousal support – the agreement will need to be put into a legal document that the court will approve.  For a non-lawyer, the drafting of this agreement into the legal documents the court will approve will usually be difficult.  This is especially true when minor children are involved.

However, the divorce attorneys at Coleman Legal Group, LLC have negotiated and drafted numerous simple and complex divorce agreements that the court have approved even without a court hearing being necessary.  If you are in the midst of an uncontested divorce, you do not have to continually face uncertainty and frustration with the forms and law – just give us a call and speak with one of our patient and caring attorneys.

Uncontested Divorce Asset Cases

When an uncontested divorce involves assets that need dividing, our attorneys can help prepare you for potential tax issues associated with the divorce.  Our lawyers work with tax attorneys, experts, accountants and financial planners to help you formulate, negotiate and complete a divorce agreement that is truly in your best interest – now and in the future.

Simple Uncontested Divorces Case

The divorce lawyers at Coleman Legal Group, LLC assist with simple divorces by helping guide our client through the legal process, which will save you valuable time and frustration.  Our attorneys do this by helping move your divorce case through the court as quickly and efficiently.  In many of our cases, our clients do not even have to go to court to get their final decree of divorce. We help our clients avoid court when possible by preparing and executing the necessary documents to avoid the final divorce hearing.

Complex Uncontested Divorces

The divorce lawyers at Coleman Legal Group, LLC also assist with more complex divorces by helping to guide our through the process of putting complex asset and custody arrangements into a legal document the court will approve.  Although a final court hearing is more common with complex divorce cases, it is still not uncommon for our clients to receive their final decree without ever having to go to court.

Uncontested Divorce Mediation

If your case is complicated or you are having trouble reaching an agreement – we frequently like to suggest that our clients consider mediation.  When you are a client of Coleman Legal Group, LLC – you will have one or more of our attorneys guiding you every step of the way during mediation.  Our attorneys can help schedule the formal mediation session in our office or in another neutral location that both parties will feel comfortable in.  It has been our experience with mediation that when the parties truly want to reach an agreement – an uncontested divorce agreement that can usually be finalized quickly.

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Main Office, Alpharetta, Georgia:  5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 52, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Coleman Legal Group, LLC handles cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainesville, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Midtown, Inman Park, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings and Smyrna.

Our Georgia attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Bankruptcy, Business Law and Immigration. We have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Dunwoody
Sandy Springs

1200 Abernathy Road
Building 600
Northpark Town Center
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth

410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

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Duluth Georgia

11555 Medlock Bridge Rd
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Duluth Georgia
Sugarloaf

2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
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Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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Lawrenceville
Huntcrest
1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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