Our Attorney Helps Make Divorce as Painless as Possible in Albany
At Brimberry, Kaplan & Brimberry in Albany, our family law attorney understands divorce can be taxing both financially and emotionally. Our family law attorney knows how to file for divorce, both contested and uncontested, and will strive to make it easier on all parties. According to Georgia law, a divorce must be filed and received by residents of the state on legally recognized grounds including, but not limited to, mental incapacity, impotence or illegitimate pregnancy at the time of the marriage, menace or fraud in obtaining the marriage, desertion for over one year and cruel treatment. If these marital issues persist and the marriage has lasted for more than 30 days, divorce litigation or mediation can commence.
How Legal Separation and Dissolution Affects Child Custody
Georgia child custody laws state custody may be awarded to either parent based on what is best for the child’s welfare and happiness. A judge may mandate a parenting class as a condition of custody. Parents with individual or joint custody are required to submit a parenting plan for the court’s approval. Georgia law strongly prefers equal custody arrangements. Your child custody attorney may be able to help with this and child visitation schedules. Both parents are liable for the support of children who are minors. Courts may also calculate child support based on customary needs and ability to pay.
We Assist With Adoption As Well
Our divorce lawyer may also help with cases involving adopted children. Under Georgia law, the type of adoption sought must be determined, parental rights must be surrendered or terminated, and adoption must be considered to be in the best interest of the child.
Looking Out for Families in Dawson and Tifton
For assistance from a child custody lawyer or divorce attorney in Tifton, Albany, Moultrie, Dawson, Bainbridge or Thomasville, call the law firm of Brimberry, Kaplan & Brimberry at 877-757-7730. We offer free claim evaluation and consultation.