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ATLANTA ALIMONY LAWYERS

Alimony payments are payments made to a former spouse that allow the former spouse to continue to live in the lifestyle they are accustomed to (i.e. before the divorce). Alimony is not guaranteed in a divorce case. Here is another example of a situation where an experienced divorce attorney for men can help you not only calculate how much alimony you might be entitled to, but can also tell you if your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony from you. Be aware that alimony is gender neutral. While it is true that women receive alimony more than men, that is not an indication that men can’t get it. According to the Pew Research Center, 37% of married mothers have a higher income than their spouses, but only 3% of men receive alimony in a divorce. If you’re searching for an Atlanta alimony lawyer, you’ve come to the right place. Family Matters Law Group is very knowledgeable about the laws concerning alimony, and we can help any parent (male or female) receive the spousal maintenance support they are entitled to.

CHILD SUPPORT

In any divorce where children are involved, calculating an appropriate child support payment is a vital part of the process. It is quite a balancing act to make sure that the payment is large enough to adequately meet the needs of the children, but also not so burdensome that it creates severe hardship for the parent making the payment. Family Matters Law Group assists our clients with numerous issues related to child support. Whether you are making the initial child support calculation in your divorce proceeding, or you are seeking relief and/or modification of an existing support agreement, our office can help. While it may seem straightforward, many child support agreements are complicated by such factors as a parent who is self-employed, a child with special needs, or parents who are unemployed. Family Matters Law Group is prepared to assist in any situation, no matter how complex.

CHILD CUSTODY

Perhaps the most stressful and nightmarish part of any divorce is resolving which parent gets custody of the children. While many people think of custody as where the child is going to live (physical custody), there are also questions about who gets to be the primary decision maker for the child (legal custody). This is not a time to let a major decision fall into the hands of a judge, who decides on the basis of their “gut feeling.” When you go to court to fight for custody of your child, it’s imperative that you have an experienced child custody attorney who can speak to all the needs of a child: physical, mental, educational, religious, and moral. It’s also imperative that you have an attorney who is gender-neutral, who believes that a child should be with the parent who will take care of them the best, be it father or mother. At Family Matters Law Group, we take custody cases with the seriousness they deserve. Whether you are looking for a divorce attorney for men or women, we are ready to fight for your family.

DIVISION OF ASSETS IN DIVORCE

If you have significant assets, such as property or other business assets, one of the most important reasons to hire an Atlanta divorce lawyer is to protect your financial interests when you go to court. Your rights need to be protected, and Family Matters Law Group brings the experience you need to make sure that your case is decided fairly. At Family Matters Law Group, we have significant experience handling asset, property, and settlement issues. We can assist you with:
  • Protection of your business and other significant investments.
  • Fair valuation of your business.
  • Uncovering hidden and overseas assets.
  • Fair valuation of real estate holdings.
  • Settlements related to any prenuptial agreements.

PROPERTY DIVISION

Property division can be a major point of contention in any divorce. Who gets the house or the proceeds from the sale of the house? How do we divide up retirement accounts, 401(k)s, or other investments? Who is responsible for the credit card debt? What happens to the business we operate jointly? In Georgia, the law states there must be equitable distribution of property. This means that the property must be divided fairly. However, that does not mean that the property will be divided equally. As you establish a new life after the divorce, you don’t want to be impacted negatively by a poor property split. Let the Atlanta property division lawyers at Family Matters Law Group help you navigate the choppy waters of property and debt division to get you an outcome that is truly equitable and fair.

ATTORNEY FEES

When it comes to paying attorney fees, our clients usually have the same question, “who pays attorney fees in divorce?  It goes without saying that the majority of our clients want the other party in their divorce or other family law cases to help pay for fees. Initially, your attorney’s fees must be paid upfront. In many of our cases, we will file a request that the opposing party pay for attorney fees. We always fight hard for what is in the best interests of our clients. However, despite a good fight, sometimes our clients are responsible for paying their own legal bill. If it happens that you are responsible for your own attorney fees, we are committed to helping you explore potential sources of funds and payment options. At Family Matters Law Group, we strongly believe that representation in court or in negotiation should not be solely determined by your ability to pay. Be honest and upfront about your financial situation during your initial consultation. Not only is this vital for your case, but it will allow us to explore payment options that work for you and your family.
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Do you need an attorney for a divorce?

Anyone facing a divorce or other family law issue should retain an attorney. A judge will not give leniency to an unrepresented litigants failure to properly know how to present their case in court.

Who pays attorney fees in divorce?

You will likely be required to initially pay your own attorneys fees for your divorce. In your divorce case you can ask that the other person be required to repay you for the attorneys fees you expended.

How much does a divorce attorney cost?

Divorce attorneys fees vary based on the type of case and the issues being handled. A divorce attorneys hourly rate may range from $250 to $600 per hour.

Can a power of attorney file for divorce?

A power of attorney can not file a for divorce on your behalf nor purport to be your counsel of record. The only person that can represent you, other than yourself, is a Georgia licensed attorney.
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