A Steady Hand Guiding You Through Your Divorce
Divorce can be one of the worst times in a person’s life. Emotions run high and the emotional, physical and financial stress take their toll. Making decisions about how to move forward with your life can feel impossible. Having the assistance of a Midtown Atlanta divorce attorney who listens to you can make things easier.
At The Law Office of Ashley McCartney, LLC, we take the time to hear your side of the story. We understand what you’re going through, and we want to help. We consider ourselves counselors as well as attorneys. We listen to you and work in your best interests.
We talk about your goals for your future and your family’s future, and we give you a realistic assessment of what may happen. We talk about where you feel you can be flexible and where you want to draw the line with your spouse.
Skillfully Handling Divorce Matters In Mediation And Litigation
In metro Atlanta, the majority of counties require mediation as part of the divorce process. This gives you and your spouse a chance to negotiate with each other in front of a neutral mediator regarding your:
- Asset and property division
- Decisions about child custody and visitation issues
- Child support payments
- Alimony payments
- Ongoing dialogue, so that you can agree upon as much as possible
We attend mediation with you and offer as much guidance as you need.
If you and your spouse are unable to work together to separate your lives, we take your case to court. We are experienced trial lawyers and effective litigators. We protect your rights and your interests.
Parenting Plans And Support Worksheets
Couples who have children are required to submit a parenting plan to the courts, outlining who will have primary custody of the children, when and how much time the noncustodial parent will spend with the children and how decisions about the children’s lives will be made, among other details. Parents of minor children are also required to submit a Georgia Child Support Worksheet, which defines the parents’ child support obligations based on each party’s income and the expenses related to the children.
Spouses who do not have children need to divide their property, assets and debt between them in an equitable manner.
Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit
For all divorces, couples are required to submit a Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit to the courts, which outlines the income, assets, debts and expenses of each party. This document aids in ascertaining the financial picture of each party for purposes of determining alimony, child support, and the division of assets and debts.
We walk you through the entire process, help you gather the necessary financial documents to share with your spouse’s attorney and will review the corresponding documents. We look for options that will benefit you most and do our best to negotiate as much of your separation agreement as possible before going to court. We work efficiently and in a cost-effective manner to complete your divorce.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Call us at 404-874-0240, or contact us, so you can come in and talk about what happened and what needs to happen now. An experienced family law attorney will discuss your case in detail during a consultation. We also accept credit cards for payment.