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Filing divorce in Georgia: How to proceed

Divorce can be intimidating for those involved, but it doesn't have to drag out. Knowing how to move forward is the first step in getting your life back to normal without being married to your partner.

What should you do when you want to file for divorce?

Start by looking at all your options. If you're convinced you don't want to go through marital counseling or mediation, you will want to get into contact with your attorney to discuss how to move forward. You'll want to collect information on your shared incomes, assets, and other factors that could affect your divorce.

What kinds of documents should I collect?

You'll want to collect tax returns, bankruptcy petitions, deeds, mortgages, and other documents that have to do with your finances. Start keeping a monthly budget so you know how much you spend on things every month. If you're going to request alimony or will need child support, this budget can prove how much money you need each month to live comfortably.

How long does a divorce take in Georgia?

If you and your spouse can work together to come to a settlement agreement, then your divorce could be granted as quickly as a month. If you don't agree, then the divorce can be drawn out for many months or years. To help things along, consider seeking out mediation or negotiating through your attorneys, so you can make sure your divorce moves along swiftly.

Our website has more information on getting a divorce in Georgia, so you can be informed as you move through the process.

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