Marietta Attorney Skillfully Manages Your Divorce
Various processes for obtaining contested or uncontested marital dissolutions
When deciding how to dissolve your marriage, points of law are often less important than the emotions, needs and demands of each spouse. In Marietta, Cobb County or Metro Atlanta, parties who are resigned to the breakup can file an uncontested divorce. Dividing their assets and debts equitably and fairly might be cut and dried, particularly if those assets are limited, or if each partner contributed equally to the financial affairs of the household, and neither is inclined to grab a larger share of real estate, savings or other assets. If there are no children in the marriage, the parties typically have even fewer points over which they disagree. The Law Offices of Daryl L. Kidd, P.C. can help in any of these circumstances.
Managing disagreements during a Marietta divorce
Even when spouses view separation and divorce as inevitable, disagreements can arise during proceedings regarding:
- Unhappiness with parting. Simply, one spouse would rather have kept the marriage intact and subconsciously undermines the divorce proceedings by arguing over ancillary issues.
- Unhappiness with a spouse’s conduct. One spouse may feel bitter over the way the other spouse undermined the marriage, such as by acts of infidelity.
- Disagreement on asset and debt allocation. Often, one spouse feels entitled to more of the marital property, so there may be a more protracted fight over the division of assets.
- Disputes regarding child custody. The parties should focus on the emotional, physical and financial well-being of their children, but different ideas about how to achieve those goals can lead to disagreements.
- Lack of agreement on maintenance. If there is a significant difference in incomes between the spouses, they may have to negotiate spousal support as part of the settlement terms.
Resolving any of these issues in court can be unwieldy, time-consuming and expensive.
Putting your needs first with cost-effective dispute resolution
To simplify divorce proceedings, our legal system has devised alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures, which include several different options:
- Collaborative process: The parties agree not to litigate, but instead resolve disputes through mutual cooperation and a team approach using several professionals. Potentially less expensive, collaborative divorce affords greater privacy than courtroom litigation.
- Mediation: A third-party mediator helps to work out resolutions to some or all issues outside the courtroom. This empowers the parties to formulate settlement terms rather than having the judge impose them.
- Arbitration: This is a process that might be described as a private trial, where an arbitrator rather than a judge renders a decision. Arbitration is confidential, faster, less expensive and usually less adversarial.
Attorney Daryl L. Kidd has experience in all of the above and can formulate an approach to your divorce that suits your individual needs.
Contact a seasoned family law attorney for your divorce in Marietta
The Law Offices of Daryl L. Kidd, P.C. has more than three decades of experience managing difficult divorces in the Metro Atlanta area. For knowledgeable and empathetic counsel, call our Marietta office at 888-532-8543 or contact us online. We offer a reduced rate for initial consultations and have flexible office hours during the week to accommodate your schedule.