The Law Offices of Daryl L. Kidd, P.C.
A Marietta family law firm should not focus on simply getting the most assets for their clients in marriage dissolution cases. An overly aggressive family law attorney with a “winner takes all” approach could cause a lose-lose outcome. Daryl L. Kidd takes a more holistic, cooperative approach, which historically has resulted in the most optimal outcome for his clients.
Divorce law in Marietta, Cobb County, and throughout the state of Georgia adheres to a system whereby there are “grounds for divorce.” The most common ground is the “no fault” ground, where at least one spouse decides that the marriage is “irretrievably broken”. A qualified family law firm can serve clients best by keeping in mind the monetary and emotional costs, both short term and long term, of the process of litigation. When a family law attorney takes an overly aggressive, win-at-all-costs approach, poor outcomes can result. These include:
- Legal fees and court costs soar, because when a judge and two law firms have to resolve issues in court, the process is much more expensive.
- Acrimony affects the children, because the hostility created by a contentious process naturally spills over into the home or homes where the children are living.
- How the asset division is structured may force the sale of a home, financial securities, or other assets at an inopportune time.
- Discovery (the process of investigation of personal and financial affairs of both litigants) can become protracted and expensive to both parties.
There are still other factors that may be the cause for a divorce: Infidelity, abuse, fraud, substance abuse, and addiction are just a few. A responsible Georgia family law attorney has an obligation to review all factors when representing a client. When choosing a family practice law firm in Cobb County, Marietta, or the Metro Atlanta area, it is important for the client to advise the prospective attorney of all factors which may impact his or her case.
The Law Offices of Daryl L. Kidd, P.C. is a Cobb County family law and divorce law firm in Marietta that considers the whole family in the representation of clients. Children are a key concern in Daryl L. Kidd’s law practice because he has served as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem, which is an attorney appointed solely represents the interests of children.
The financial circumstances of both spouses must also be considered, since they both need the financial ability to function in the future, particularly when there are children involved. For instance, if one spouse is disadvantaged in terms of career and assets relative to the other, it may make sense for a settlement to cover the future skills development of that individual, in order that he or she may establish financial independence.
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Contact The Law Offices of Daryl L. Kidd in Marietta at (470) 243-1373 or email our office through this website with your family law or matrimonial law concerns.