When the parties can’t agree on how to divide their assets or debts, or how to handle matters of custody and visitation, contested divorce litigation may be the only solution. Having an experienced lawyer with a reputation for tough negotiation, in depth discovery (to locate all the assets), hard line questioning and cross-examination; can make a big difference. Hiring the right counsel for a Georgia divorce just might be best financial decision you will ever make.
For example, we represented a prominent neurosurgeon when his wife threatened to destroy his practice in a contested divorce to end their 9-year marriage. We fought like hell to protect his wealth. Our doctor was awarded 95% of the $8 Million dollar marital estate.
Even when you and your spouse agree to get divorced, having an attorney draft the paperwork, including the terms of settlement, is important. Failing to address issues like who will pay for your children’s insurance or college, for example, can cost you money in the long run.
You need alimony payments to help you get back on your feet and to maintain the comfort and security you deserve, but it isn’t guaranteed. Are you eligible to receive it? How much can you get? Should you take a lump sum payment? These are questions we can answer for you.