Peachtree City Divorce Lawyers
We all hope our marriage lasts forever. But the sad fact is that 40 percent of marriages end in divorce today, a statistic that has not changed over the years. People grow apart and even when they want it to work, they cannot always work out their differences.
If you and your spouse have reached the point where you are thinking of divorce, you should seek legal advice. The Peachtree City divorce lawyers of Kessler & Solomiany, LLC focus entirely on family law matters and can help you and your family through this difficult time. Call our legal team at (404) 688-8810 today and let us review your dissolution and custody matters now
Kessler & Solomiany, LLC has been concentrating on divorce and related family law issues since 1991. By limiting our practice to these specific areas, we have acquired great proficiency in the practice of family law. Our attorneys can assist you in the following areas:
- Divorce. Whether you and your spouse are in agreement or not, divorce is never easy on the parties. There are matters you will disagree about and legal issues to decide. We can help you through these difficulties with a minimum of effort on your part.
- High Profile Divorce Cases. If you or your spouse are “high profile,” that is, well known to the media for some reason, you may rightly fear the press a divorce may get you. We can handle your divorce quietly and keep the paparazzi at bay.
- Child Custody and Visitation. The biggest bone of contention among divorcing couples is who the children will live with and when they will visit the other spouse. Unhappy children make divorce even more difficult. Our legal team can help arrange custody and visitation schedules so the child’s best interest is always the priority.
- Child Support. This is calculated in Georgia according to parenting time and the age of the child at the time of divorce. Even in the most amicable of divorces, parents cannot waive the right to child support. We will work with you to devise a support plan that fits everyone’s best interests.
- Alimony and Spousal Support. In Georgia, spousal support is not guaranteed. There are several factors considered by the court in determining an award of support. If you believe you need support from your spouse during or after the divorce, we can help make your case to the court based on those factors.
- Mediation. In some cases, the court may order the parties to mediation during the settlement negotiations. Mediation involves the parties meeting with a neutral third party in an effort to resolve their differences. Mediation can work when the parties are in general agreement but have small disagreements over times or dollar values of property.
- Pre and Postnuptial Agreements. If you are preparing to wed, you don’t want to plan for a divorce. But if you have property of your own before the marriage, such as a home or a business, you want to protect it just in case. A prenuptial agreement can do this for you.
- Legitimation and Paternity. Determining the biological status of a child is a delicate matter. Raising a child creates a bond that goes beyond blood or biology. However, DNA matters in things like support and legal access to the child. We can help you navigate these stormy waters and find the answers you need.
- Restraining and Protective Orders. Not all divorces are amicable. Sometimes they can be hostile. If you must prevent the other party from approaching you during a contentious divorce, or if you have another person in your life that needs to be kept away, you need legal help to make it happen.
- Grandparent and Third-Party Custody/Visitation. In Georgia, the laws permit grandparents and other interested third parties to request visitation if it’s in the best interests of the child. In cases where the child has been residing with the grandparents for an extended period, the judge may consider custody by the grandparents if they view it as preferable to placement with either parent.
- Contempt Actions. Unfortunately, not all divorces have happy endings. Custodial parents may not allow the children to visit the other parent as they should. Parents paying support may not pay on time. In those cases, a contempt motion needs to be filed with the court to order that parent to comply with the judgment.
Kessler & Solomiany, LLC has been a reputable family law firm in the Atlanta area since 1991. We believe that by focusing on family law and divorce we can provide the best service to our clients and give them the care and compassion they need in a difficult time.
Founding partner Randall M. Kessler received his J.D. from Emory Law School in 1985. After honing his skills at several boutique firms in Georgia, he founded Kessler & Solomiany, LLC. Mr. Kessler is the author of “Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Future,” a self-help book about divorce. He teaches family law jury trials at Emory.
Kessler & Solomiany, LLC boasts more than fifteen attorneys at our locations to help our clients with their divorces, modifications, and other family law needs. Contact our legal team when you need assistance in any of your cases.
How We Can Help
Even if your divorce is long settled, things change. Children grow up, finances change, jobs end or change locations. What worked five years ago may not work now. Changing a divorce judgment is not as easy as just agreeing with your ex to something different. Modification requires a “substantial change of circumstances” and a motion to the court.
If you need to change your visitation schedule, child support, or another part of your judgment, you should speak with an attorney from Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, even if we did not handle your original divorce. Sometimes it is as simple as filing the correct paperwork with the judge.
At Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, we can help you with every type of family law matter. Call us at (404) 688-8810 if you have any questions or concerns about your pending divorce, whether you are considering one or have already filed. Our team is standing by for your confidential consultation.