Divorce proceedings can range in price from as little as a thousand dollars for an uncontested divorce to as much as $15,000 and $30,000 for the average contested divorce. According to a recent survey by Martindale-Nolo research, the average Georgia divorce cost is $14,700, most of which goes to legal fees.
The formerly married hosts of a television show, Flip or Flop, recently surprised fans by deciding to continue working on their show together despite the end of their marriage. The couple became yet another example of a high-profile divorce consuming the news and the minds of curious third parties eager to know the private details of the dissolved marriage.
Just a few short months after getting married on the controversial television show “90 Day Fiancé,” Cherokee County, Georgia couple Molly and Luis Mendez filed for divorce. The explanation given for the divorce, as cited on documents filed in court, was that the marriage was “irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation.” This typically means that the spouses are no longer willing or able to live together and maintain their marital relationship or resume their spousal duties. This is a common reason for divorce and grounds for a no-fault divorce. “No-fault divorce” means that one spouse need not prove that the other spouse did anything wrong in order to obtain a divorce. In no-fault divorce states like Georgia, a person pursuing a divorce does not need to show that their spouse was a bad spouse or failed to live up to the marriage vows.
When going through a divorce in Georgia, you will need to deal with issues concerning the division of marital property and assets. This includes real estate and personal property, such as homes, cars, and furnishings, as well as financial accounts, including savings, pensions, and 401(k) retirement accounts.