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Getting Started in Divorce

What Should I Know Before Starting A Divorce?

If you come to the conclusion that a divorce is what’s best for you, there are several things to take into consideration before you think about filing for divorce in Georgia. You must first decide whether your divorce is contested or uncontested – this will affect the length and most likely the cost of your divorce. Whether a divorce is contested or uncontested comes down to the what the parties can agree on. Next, you’ll want to determine the grounds for your divorce. The most common ground for divorce in Georgia is that “the marriage is irretrievably broken”. Other grounds may apply in specific situations. Next, you or your lawyer will have to draft a Complaint for Divorce and file it with the court and serve it onto the opposing party. The opposing party will then have the opportunity to file an answer and get the divorce action underway.

Contested Divorce Vs. Uncontested Divorce

Understanding whether you have a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce is key to determining how long your divorce will take or even how much your divorce will cost. Feel free to read more about contested divorce and uncontested divorce.