In some cases, a divorce settlement can be achieved without the intervention of the court, by some form of negotiation, mediation or collaborative means. When spouses are unable to come to an agreement, their case is then presented to the court.
The Supreme Court has the power to decide issues of divorce, property division, maintenance, support and custody. After the court hears evidence of the specific facts of the case, it will decide these issues based upon statutes of the Georgia Domestic Relations Law and precedent cases.
Traditional dispute resolution is when each person in a marriage hires a lawyer to handle the divorce. Whether a person is negotiating a settlement or presenting a case to the court, he or she needs a knowledgeable and experienced divorce lawyer like William F. Todd, to get the benefit of all the law has to offer. The attorney represents one spouse in the traditional attorney-client relationship that may involve litigation or result in a negotiated settlement. Litigation in court is costly from the financial and emotional perspective. However, certain family matters can only be resolved through litigation.
If you believe that you will have to go to court to resolve your matrimonial case in Conyers, Covington, McDonough or any of the surrounding cities, contact William F. Todd for your family law needs.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements refer to agreements made between the spouses before and after marriage, respectively. Among other things, these contracts enable the spouses to define their respective property rights, which can be very helpful in cases of divorce or legal separation.
In divorce cases, courts usually must divide the parties’ marital property between them. Marital property usually includes both marital assets and marital debts, and generally consists of all property acquired by both or either of the spouses during the marriage, other than property acquired by inheritance or gift from a third party. State divorce laws handle marital property differently depending on whether the state follows equitable distribution, straight community property, “all property,” or dual property rules.
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