When a couple decides to end their marriage it is a stressful time for everyone. It is important to have an attorney on your side to fight for the things that are important to you! It is also helpful to have an unrelated third party there to help guide you through the process with less stress.

There are a variety of papers that must be filed with the Court, proceedings that must be conducted, and sometimes even Court appearances required in order to finalize a divorce.  Divorce proceedings are often cumbersome requiring a lot of paperwork. In Georgia, either spouse may file for divorce for a variety of reasons. A contested divorce is filed when both parties do not agree to the terms of the divorce and additional legal services are required to reach a divorce from the Court.

If your spouse has already filed for divorce you should contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights! Many divorces start with a temporary hearing before the final divorce. At this hearing, issues regarding finances and child custody are decided on a temporary basis. A judge could decide temporarily that you cannot sell any assets, or even that you can only see your children on a limited basis! It is important to contact the Law Office of Christine M Bechtold if you have a temporary hearing scheduled to help protect your rights.

It is quicker and cheaper to file for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is when both spouses agree to most, if not all, of the division of assets, finances, and child custody and visitation of minor children. This type of divorce decreases the Court requirements and legal fees dramatically! You may be able to have your uncontested divorce as quickly as 31 days after you file your papers with the Court! An uncontested divorce does not mean that everyone involved is happy with the situation, just that they both agree about what should happen next. Attorney Christine M Bechtold provides legal services for uncontested divorces at reasonable flat fees.

Contacting an attorney at this time can help you to determine how to proceed. Having an attorney during a divorce is important to ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. If the proper Court papers are not in order the divorce will be drawn out and more stressful. Contact the Law Office of Christine M Bechtold in Loganville, Georgia at 770.466.2700 or at Christine@Bechtold-Law.com to discuss your divorce with attorney Christine M Bechtold.