Divorce is rarely simple. For many of our clients, questions of alimony, child support or intricate financial situations complicate the picture. Even uncontested divorces involve major financial decisions related to property, investments, retirement accounts and pensions. If a divorce is not handled properly from the point when papers are filed, there can be serious personal and financial consequences. Work with a Marietta divorce attorney at Bivek, Brubaker & Prescott to ensure your case is handled properly and with care.
If you have made the decision to file for divorce, or if you are only considering divorce as an option, the divorce lawyers in Marietta, Ga at Bivek Brubaker & Prescott LLC can help you.
Located in Marietta and serving the Atlanta metro area, we offer effective and forward-thinking solutions to our clients. During this difficult time, it is important that you work with a family law attorney who can assist you through the divorce process, protecting your interests and the interests of your children.
To learn more about how we can handle your divorce, whether it is uncontested or if there are issues that will need to be resolved, contact a Marietta divorce attorney at Bivek, Brubaker & Prescott LLC at 866-527-2630 or online.
If you are considering divorce, you are probably already overwhelmed with questions about the process, as well as concerned about what the future holds for you and your family. Most of all, you are probably wondering what you can do to make the process go as smoothly as possible. How can you achieve a settlement that works financially and creates a safe and stable situation for your children?
We can help you set realistic expectations about what will happen during a divorce, provide you with a list of options, and formulate a plan that will protect you in negotiations with your spouse or during litigation, if it is necessary.
We never want to simply file divorce paperwork and send clients out the door. We understand the problems that can arise in a divorce often last for years, or even throughout your life. That’s why we strive to build relationships with our clients, understanding what their goals are now and in the future. This is a crucial step in creating a divorce agreement that protects our clients’ stability.
We pride ourselves in striving to create harmony in your life during tumultuous times. We’re there when you have questions or just need an update about how things are going. Along with our years of experience, we bring compassion and dedication to all of our client relationships. This is your family, your life and your future, and we’re here to help.
In Georgia, there are 13 grounds for divorce. Twelve are “fault” grounds, such as adultery or cruel treatment. The most common grounds for divorce in Georgia, however, is that the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” meaning neither party is solely at fault and there are no prospects for a reconciliation. Even no-fault divorces qualify for alimony if there is a significant disparity in income between spouses.
When helping our clients strategize their initial filing, we often advise asserting that the marriage is irretrievably broken, retaining the right to assert additional grounds for the divorce as proceedings advance. Charges such as adultery or cruel treatment must be extensively proven and backed up with evidence, so overstating grounds that cannot be proven can be damaging for negotiations. Because a divorce filing is also public, it is important to consider what grounds you choose as your children or others can look up the filing—even years down the road.
As experienced Marietta divorce lawyers, we can help you determine the best approach to filing, or, if you decide divorce is not the path you want to pursue, we can help you better understand legal separation and how it differs from divorce.
The Marietta divorce attorneys at Bivek Brubaker & Prescott LLC, we also specialize in what is known as collaborative law, a tool that helps resolve spousal differences out of court using an amicable approach. This can save time and money, and when children are involved, it can help minimize some of the stress a more contentious divorce places on a family. While collaborative law is not for every client, it is a great alternative to litigation.
Divorce is always considerably more complicated when there are issues of child custody, child support or spousal support at play. We believe our compassion, empathy and dedication to positive results can help you through the process.
Custody arrangements have a tremendous effect on the lives and well-being of children, so if your divorce involves a dispute over child custody, it’s important that you are represented by an attorney who is ready to advocate for you and your kids. At the law firm of Bivek Brubaker & Prescott LLC, our Marietta child custody attorneys put children first, pursuing fair custody and visitation options.
When it comes to spousal support and alimony, complex assets, high net worth estates or military affiliation can make divorce proceedings more complicated. There are three types of alimony: temporary alimony, indirect alimony and permanent alimony. Temporary alimony, or “pendente lite,” is typically limited to the duration of divorce proceedings. It is not a guarantee of continued alimony. Indirect alimony establishes payments by one spouse for direct expenses, like a mortgage or car loan. Permanent alimony involves payments from one spouse to another for an extended period of time.
Alimony can play a serious part in your long-term financial future and have major tax implications. That’s why it’s important to speak with an experienced Marietta divorce attorney if you plan to seek alimony or expect your spouse to do so.
Many people make the mistake of trying to represent themselves in a divorce, as the victim of domestic violence or abuse, or as parents seeking custody. Don’t make the mistake of trying to save on fees and retainers at the expense of your financial future or your rights as a parent.
At Bivek Brubaker & Prescott LLC, we understand how complex a divorce can be, and we’ll be there to guide you through the process. Our years of experience in litigation, mediation and collaborative law have prepared us for everything from amicable separations to intensely contested situations. Contact our Marietta divorce attorneys online, or call us toll free at 866-527-2630 to schedule a 30-minute consultation to discuss your situation.