DIVORCE

Divorce is an extremely personal, emotionally charged, and often complex event. Receiving sound guidance and counsel from an experienced and trusted source can help ease the stress and provide a sense of security during a time when you are concerned and uncertain about the future.

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Selecting an Attorney to Assist You

The most challenging first step in the divorce or separation process is selecting an attorney to assist you. Whether your case involves high conflicts, substantial assets, and complex circumstances, or your needs are limited to understanding processes, expectations, and the filing of legal documents, having an intelligent and understandable lawyer is important to minimizing the emotional and financial pain of domestic matters. Finding an attorney who listens to you, who makes your goals paramount rather than their own, and charges a reasonable fee is essential. At Schwarz Family Law, we have created a firm that makes your needs our focus and allows our founding attorney Barry Schwarz to bring his experience and expertise to every case. If you would like legal advice from a capable, efficient, and concerned divorce attorney, contact our office today at 404.389.9089 to schedule a consultation.


We are prepared to provide you guidance on all aspects of divorce and all issues relating to divorce and separation including the following:

  • The litigation process and the many alternatives to resolve disputes other than through a trial in court, like mediation (and settlement negotiation), arbitration, the collaborative (no court divorce) approach, and other procedures;

  • All matters of custody, visitation, and child support;

  • All facets of asset, debt, and other property division and the tax impacts of such divisions, as well as the various concerns surrounding privately owned and closely held businesses, self-employed individuals, family trusts, and other complex and high net worth matters;

  • Entitlement to, obligations for, and expectations concerning alimony and other spousal support;

  • Rights, obligations, and arrangements concerning children, expenses, use of the house, cars, bank accounts, and other property, and other worries prior to the filing of a case and after filing of a case;

  • The impact or the drafting and creation of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements;

  • Domestic violence, stalking, and other restraining orders;

  • Bankruptcy in the context of divorce;

  • Post-divorce modifications of court orders (including custody, visitation and support);

  • Violations and enforcement of court orders or agreements;

  • Appeals of divorce and other court orders;

 

Our Customized Approach to Assisting You

Barry Schwarz has thirty years of experience in handling the financial and child related aspects of divorces. Having been an accountant and finance professional with Pricewaterhouse Coopers prior to law school, and having trained as a trial attorney in presenting and arguing hundreds of custody and financial matters in court before judges and juries, Barry brings a rare combination of abilities to your case – i) financial and accounting expertise for which most divorce lawyers advise and need you to hire a financial expert, ii) the litigation skills and reputation to bolster your positions, whether through assertive representation in court or simply the leverage of having strength in negotiation before court, and iii) proven skill and success in negotiations and attaining settlements prior to having to go to trial. Barry prides himself on handling all of these aspects of the divorce process in a professional manner, with attentiveness and integrity, and with treating your emotional and financial resources like you were a family member. Your personal and financial matters are addressed with the foresight and attention to detail necessary to ensure that your unique circumstances are given proper consideration, that your marital and parental rights are protected, and that your marital estate is justly divided. Investigation and discovery of information is handled in accordance with the actual needs of your matter and complex financial issues are properly addressed, whether the issue arises out of the division of businesses, real estate holdings, pensions and other retirement plans, stock portfolios, stock options, private equity investments, or any other type of challenging asset. Diligent in discovering the complete marital estate and seasoned in ensuring that the best interests of your children remain paramount, Schwarz Family Law is equipped to achieve your goals.

It is important that your lawyer hears you, understands you, and cares about the aspects of your life and your case that matter to you. You should feel comfortable with your attorney’s style and strategies, and the lines of communication between you and your attorney should remain open throughout the process. We pride ourselves in connecting with you and being accessible to you throughout your case and beyond, and in securing beneficial and fair resolutions for you. Your personal and financial matters are addressed with the foresight and attention to detail necessary to ensure that your unique circumstances are given proper consideration, that your marital and parental rights are protected, and that your marital estate is justly divided. Investigation and discovery of information is handled in accordance with the actual needs of your matter and complex financial issues are properly addressed, whether the issue arises out of the division of businesses, real estate holdings, pensions and other retirement plans, stock portfolios, stock options, private equity investments, or any other type of challenging asset. Diligent in discovering the complete marital estate and seasoned in ensuring that the best interests of your children remain paramount, Schwarz Family Law is equipped to achieve your goals.

It is important that your lawyer hears you, understands you, and cares about the aspects of your life and your case that matter to you. You should feel comfortable with your attorney’s style and strategies, and the lines of communication between you and your attorney should remain open throughout the process. We pride ourselves in connecting with you and being accessible to you throughout your case and beyond, and in securing beneficial and fair resolutions for you. If you would like legal advice from a capable, efficient, and concerned divorce attorney, contact our office today at 404.389.9089 to schedule a consultation.

 

General Information for Filing a Divorce

To file for a divorce in Georgia, one person in the couple must be a resident and have been a resident of Georgia for at least the past six months, and a resident of the county in which the divorce is filed (other processes can be pursued to protect yourself, the children, and your financial circumstances if it has been less than six months). After the initial filing, Georgia law requires that only thirty days need to pass before a final judgment of divorce can be entered by the court.

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