During a divorce, spouses have several options for resolving their differences. Some of these options involve working together to reach an agreement without third-party intervention, while others involve seeking outside help to either bring the spouses’ positions closer together or render a decision in their case.

Two options that fall into the above categories are mediation and arbitration, respectively. Each of these methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is unique, and offers different benefits depending upon specific circumstances of the case. If a divorce is anticipated, it is important to consider all available options and to pursue a strategy designed to utilize the tools that are most beneficial.

Getting divorced entails a wide range of financial considerations, including potential income tax liability. Spouses who are able to amicably resolve their divorces can often structure terms that provide tax benefits on both sides as certain arrangements have tax implications while others do not. Is child support tax deductible? What about alimony? Can your property distribution trigger income tax liability? Here is a brief overview of some of the key tax-related issues involved in getting divorced in Georgia:

In situations involving domestic violence, one of the most important legal tools available to those who have been abused is the temporary restraining order (“TRO”). These orders are what is commonly thought of as a “restraining order”. By preventing contact between the abuser and the victim, temporary restraining orders serve to break the cycle of violence and prevent harassment outside of the home.

Child support payments in Georgia play an important role in ensuring your child’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs are met. In cases where these payments are non-existent, made sporadically, or fail to account for the total amount of your child’s expenses, we can assist you in seeking an order of support through the family court.