Experienced And Compassionate Divorce Representation
Skipper Law, LLC, offers practical, efficient divorce solutions to clients in the Atlanta metro area. Our goal is to help you get through this difficult time with your sanity and your financial health intact. When you work with us, you can rest assured that you are getting sound legal advice from experienced legal professionals who have your best interests in mind.
Property And Debt Division
Dividing assets and debts is one of the most logistically involved processes of a divorce. Georgia is an equitable distribution state, meaning that our divorce laws require couples to divide assets equitably (fairly, but not always perfectly in half).
When you hire our firm, we will guide you through all aspects of property and debt division, including:
- Physical property (jointly owned possessions)
- Real estate assets (such as the marital residence)
- Retirement assets (through the creation of qualified domestic relations orders, or QDROs)
- Family heirlooms and items with sentimental value
- Jointly held debt
Not all property and debt are equal, nor can it all be taken at face value. Certain assets come with significant tax liabilities, and others will greatly increase or decrease in value over time. Therefore, we need to look at property and debt division with a wide lens to ensure that you will not get any unwanted surprises.
When all is said and done, we want clients to feel like they have achieved a true and fair division of assets and debts. Moreover, we want to help you advocate for the assets that are most important to you and your children.
The Role Of Mediation In Divorce
In this part of Georgia, mediation is required as a first step in any domestic case (divorce, child custody, etc.). Most divorces can be resolved through mediation if both parties are willing to negotiate. When successful, this approach can be less expensive, quicker and less stressful than traditional litigation. That being said, we have over 20 years of courtroom experience and are ready to fight for your best interests in divorce litigation if mediation does not lead to a fair agreement.
Sometimes called spousal support, alimony remains an important tool to ensure that neither spouse suffers significant financial harm as the result of divorce. Alimony is left to the discretion of a judge on a case-by-case basis. Considerations include:
- The length of the marriage
- The incomes of both spouses and the differences between the two
- The ages of the spouses
- Whether one spouse left the workforce to attend to child-rearing or other family responsibilities
A common scenario in which alimony might be awarded is after a lengthy marriage in which only one spouse worked outside the home. Our attorneys will work with you to present a strong case for why alimony would be appropriate or inappropriate in your divorce.
Contact Us For Answers To Your Divorce Questions
Skipper Law, LLC, is based in Dallas, Georgia, and serves clients throughout the Atlanta metro area. To discuss your family law needs with one of our experienced lawyers, call 770-693-0644 or send us an email.