Marietta Divorce Attorneys
Nobody enters a marriage anticipating that it won’t last. However, across the United States, about 50 percent of married couples eventually divorce. In fact, divorce rates in Georgia are higher than the national average.
Because nobody wants to be a part of this statistic, many couples try everything they can to reconcile the differences between them. Nevertheless, sometimes they get to a point where they feel they have exhausted all their options, and divorce is the only available avenue left to reclaim the peace and quality of life everyone deserves. When it is clear that a marriage is going to come to an end, Georgia residents deserve excellent legal representation to ensure that their families and their interests are protected during and after the divorce.
If you have decided that you want a divorce, or if your spouse has made that decision for you, the experienced Marietta divorce lawyers of Kessler & Solomiany, LLC are here to help you. Our legal team understands how painful the process can be for both partners and their families, and we can offer the compassionate and knowledgeable representation you need to handle the complexities of divorce law.
Contact our team today for a confidential consultation by calling (404) 688-8810 or by filling out our online form.
Divorce in Georgia
Georgia is a no-fault divorce state, which means that you and your spouse can obtain a divorce based on your conclusion that the marriage is irretrievably broken. In such a situation, you do not have to prove any specific misconduct or fault for the court to grant a divorce
However, there are twelve additional grounds on which you may seek a divorce in Georgia:
- Intermarriage by people who share a prohibited degree of kinship
- Mental incapacity when the marriage took place
- Impotency when the marriage took place
- Obtaining the marriage through force, menace, duress, or fraud
- Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband when the marriage took place (and the husband did not know)
- Adultery during the marriage
- Conviction of a morally corrupt crime that results in a prison sentence of two or more years
- Habitual intoxication
- Habitual drug addiction
- Cruel treatment
- Incurable mental illness
The grounds you choose to cite can have consequences for issues such as alimony, child custody, and the division of marital property. For example:
- If your spouse subjected you to cruel treatment or had an affair that led to the breakup of the marriage, the court may decide that you are deserving of a greater share of the marital property.
- If your spouse was convicted of domestic violence or other dangerous crimes, the court might grant you sole custody of your children.
- If your spouse committed adultery and their affair led to the breakdown of the marriage, they will not be eligible for alimony.
It is important to note that these consequences apply chiefly when the conduct leads directly to the breakup of the relationship. As such, it is important that you consult with an experienced divorce attorney before you assert a fault ground for the divorce. With a thorough knowledge of the law, your attorney may be able to contextualize certain behaviors in your marriage in a way that creates more favorable conditions for your case.
Why Choose Kessler & Solomiany, LLC to Handle My Divorce?
Kessler & Solomiany, LLC is one of the preeminent domestic relations law firms in the state of Georgia. We pride ourselves on having developed a reputation for excellence in all areas of family law. We have achieved this through providing attentive, dependable, and honorable counsel and representation to our clients across the state.
The attorneys and paralegals at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC have a thorough comprehension of all aspects of family and matrimonial law, including.
- Trial litigation
- Pretrial litigation
- Custody and Guardian Ad Litem evaluations
- Prelitigation planning
- Pre-marriage and post-divorce issues
In all these areas, we are committed to achieving positive results for the people we serve.
The team at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC is also proud to serve our community beyond the practice of law. We encourage all our staff members to involve themselves in and lead charitable organizations and events that make a positive impact on the community we share with our fellow Georgia residents. We believe that this is the only way we can offer the understanding and sensitivity our clients deserve in our professional relationship with them.
Our Practice Areas
Here at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, we handle more than just divorce. Some of the other types of cases we handle include:
- Child custody and visitation legal services
- Child support law
- Pre and Postnuptial agreements
- Alimony and spousal support representation
- Legitimation and paternity
- High profile divorce cases
- Restraining and protective orders
- Contempt actions
- Grandparent and third-party custody/visitation
Consultation and Fees
Our initial consultation is the most valuable service we offer. The consultation lasts one hour and is charged at a flat fee that is dependent on the rate of the consulting attorney. We will discuss this fee with you when you arrange the appointment with us.
During this appointment, we will answer any questions you may have as well as offer answers to possible questions that you may have in the future.
Once we begin our representation, we charge at an hourly rate that depends on the personnel involved. The current rates for paralegals start at $220.00 per hour, and lawyers’ rates range between $280.00 and $735.00 per hour. We will require an initial retainer and a signed fee contract before we begin. The retainer will vary depending on the specifics of your case, but the usual range is between $5,000.00 and $25,000.
Contact Kessler & Solomiany, LLC Today
If you have decided that you want a divorce, or if your spouse has served you with divorce papers, time is of the essence. It is vital that you obtain the services of an experienced Marietta divorce attorney as soon as possible so that you can have the support you need during what may be a challenging time.
The seasoned attorneys at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC are standing by to help you protect your interests. We will work with a focused determination to achieve a favorable outcome for you so that you can move on with your life. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation today. Call us at (404) 688-8810 and let us get to work for you.