Family Law Fighters On Your Side

Divorce in Georgia can be simple or very complex, depending on you and your spouse's situation. A simple divorce, also called a noncontested divorce, means that both parties have agreed to the terms of their divorce. A complex divorce typically involves situations where parties cannot come to an agreement on anything and a judge is needed to make decisions.

Regardless of whether your divorce can amicably be negotiated outside of court or litigated in front of a judge, getting an experienced legal team that can advocate for your interests is vital to protecting your future today and years down the line.

Full-Service Northern Atlanta Family Law Representation

At Law Office of Gregory Chancy, our team of attorneys fight for the rights of individuals in Marietta, Georgia, and throughout northern Atlanta who need help with a divorce or family law matter. We often assist with the following:

Child Custody And Support Matters

In Georgia, children have the right to receive material support from both of their parents. Family law in Georgia provides for a mathematical calculation to determine support. We can help you determine how these factors play a part in your situation.

Grandparents' Rights

In some cases, grandparents in Georgia can receive visitation rights. A grandparent can petition the court for visitation rights if the child's parent is withholding him or her from the grandparent. Grandparents may also gain custody of their grandchildren, due to a temporary absence or psychological concerns of the parent or military deployment.

If you are a grandparent and wish to learn more about your rights as they pertain to your situation, reach out to us for guidance.

Paternity Actions

Through a DNA test, an unmarried parent can petition for a paternity action to determine the child's biological father. The father can thereafter pursue a legitimation action for custody or visitation rights once paternity establishes him as the biological father.

If you are a father and want to legitimize yourself or are a mother wishing to establish paternity for child support purposes, we can help.

Prenuptial Agreements

No one wants to think about divorce when they are planning a wedding. However, protecting yourself or your children by executing a premarital agreement before you get married is important.

Premarital agreements, also called prenuptial agreements or prenups, establish property and financial rights of each party in the event of a divorce. It protects the assets of wealthy spouses, and protect family businesses, among other important functions.

Let us help determine if a prenup is right for you.

Alimony

The state of Georgia uses factors to determine whether to award alimony, or spousal support, such as the length of the marriage, the couple's standard of living, the physical and emotional health of the parties, and each party's earning capacity. Courts in Georgia have broad discretion in determining whether to award alimony and, if so, how much and for how long.

If you need guidance on alimony in your divorce, our lawyers can help.

Property Settlements

When a divorce occurs, a couple must determine their marital property. Only martial property acquired during the marriage will be subject to division. From there, courts will divide property based on the principle of equitable distribution. Equitable distribution means property is divided fairly, not 50-50.

We can help provide an analysis on your individual circumstances to help determine property division in your divorce.

Family Law Enforcement Actions & Modifications

If a parent violates a child support order through Georgia Division of Child Support Services, he or she could be subject to an enforcement action. If you need help enforcing a child support order, visitation order or any other action, please reach out to us.

In some situations, child support, visitation, custody or alimony orders need modifying. A parent may be experiencing a significant change in income or inquired new or unexpected expenses associated with raising the child. The Law Office of Gregory Chancy can assist you in filing a modification or to represent you against a modification.

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If you need help with any type of family law matter, call or send us an email today for a free consultation.

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