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Same-Sex LGBT Divorce Georgia Attorneys

Coleman Legal Group, LLC

Phone: 470-947-2471

Filing for a same-sex divorce is very similar to divorces between a woman and a man.  Same-sex divorces can be filed as a contested case or an uncontested case. Georgia divorce laws are generally applied the same to all divorcing same-sex couples, whether they were married in Georgia or another state or another country.  It does not matter to Georgia courts whether the marriage took place before or after the Supreme Court decision affirming same-sex marriages on a nationwide basis.

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A same-sex divorce is a dissolution of marriage that ends your legal ties to your spouse. The role of the court in a California same-sex divorce is to help the spouses compromise on how to handle their marital property and debts, as well as any children, so that they may move on with their lives separately.

Georgia specifically authorizes no-fault uncontested divorces.  Therefore, when filing for a same-sex divorce in Georgia, you do not need to prove that your spouse is at any fault for the divorce. You may simply state that you have irreconcilable differences that cannot be reconciled, and that you want a divorce.  However, if property division, debt division, spousal support, or child custody is in dispute, the divorce may have to be filed as a contested same-sex divorce. The couple must then litigate any issues in court, and the court will decide the outcome.  If you are facing an uncertain future in your divorce case, it is important to choose a law firm and attorney that is experienced in same-sex divorce cases, uncontested divorces and contested divorces.

Most of the differences in same-sex divorces are practical ones such as:

  • Most same-sex divorce documents will be gender neutral. While there may be some references to “his” or “her” – more frequently the parties will be referenced using the following terms: plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, respondent.  Some documents may reference a “husband” or “wife” – but again, most documents will use gender-neutral terms.
  • Most same-sex divorce cases will not involve minor children.  This is because adoption is not very common yet in most relationships, and most same-sex marriages in Georgia are still rather new.  However, cases involving adopted children and children born during same-sex marriage are becoming much more common, and the same custody and child support rules that apply to opposite sex divorce will apply.
  • The courts are less experienced with same-sex divorces.  Therefore, if your case is a contested divorce and it goes to trial, the court may take a bit longer to decide issues such as alimony, spousal support, child custody and child support.
  • Same-sex marriages parties’ are more likely to have cohabitated together for several years before marriage and commingled their financial assets together.  In addition, the parties may have bought real estate, purchased vehicles or even started a business together before the marriage.  This is because same-sex marriage was not available in Georgia until 2015.  For example, property acquired before the legal date of marriage is treated as individual property unless the spouses show a prenuptial or other agreement to the contrary.  These issues always make a divorce more complex, no matter the gender of the parties.

Otherwise, same-sex divorce cases generally move through the Georgia courts efficiently and just as fast as opposite-sex divorce cases.  Although the majority of cases filed in Georgia are opposite-sex divorce cases, the courts and the more experienced law firms have experience with a multitude of same-sex divorce cases already.

Our Georgia attorneys are familiar with a large variety of situations that come up in many same-sex divorce cases, including:  high asset, high income, custody, support, adultery, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, contempt actions, legitimization, physical and verbal abuse.

How We Can Help In Your Georgia Same-Sex Divorce Case

Our Georgia divorce attorneys continually stay up to date on the latest changes in Georgia divorce and family law. We will examine your specific needs and requirements to determine the appropriate amount of child support payments that would likely to be awarded under the Georgia child support guidelines. Our Georgia attorneys assist clients with child custody and visitation plans as required, including sole and joint physical and legal custody arrangements. If your situation involves possible alimony and spousal support, our attorneys will work hard to ensure the Court grants you the most favorable result possible under Georgia divorce law. We are experienced with complex asset and property cases and can help you keep what is fair and equitable under Georgia law.

Divorce and Family Law – Georgia Areas We Serve

Our Georgia divorce lawyers and family law attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Duluth, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Sharon Springs, Suwanee, Marietta, Woodstock, Sandy Springs, Kennesaw, Gainesville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, Smyrna, Buford, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Decatur, Grant Park, East Atlanta, and Virginia Highlands.

Our Georgia divorce lawyers and family law attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette, and Clayton.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Real Estate, Sports and Entertainment Law, Immigration, and Business Law.

Our main office is located in Alpharetta Georgia at: 11539 Park Woods Circle, Suite 304, Alpharetta, GA 30005.  We also have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
Park Woods Commons
11539 Park Woods Circle
Suite 304
Alpharetta, GA 30005
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Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
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Dunwoody, Sandy Springs
GA 400, Atlanta Georgia
1200 Abernathy Rd
Building 600
Atlanta, GA 30328
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Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
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Johns Creek, Duluth GA
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Duluth Georgia
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
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Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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