Augusta Divorce Lawyer
If you are seeking an expert Augusta divorce lawyer, Morris Legal Team is here and ready to guide you every step of the way. Divorce attorneys Pittman Morris and Jill Downey Morris are a husband & wife legal team with many years of family law experience that we put directly to work for you.
We Handle All Areas of Divorce Law
We have thorough knowledge of and can assist you with all aspects of your divorce including:
- Property Division and Division of Assets - equitable (but not necessarily equal) division of your and your former spouse's marital property & assets
- Alimony - payments for the support and maintenance of a former spouse, either by a lump sum or through payments for a specified duration
- Child Custody - who makes decisions regarding your child's upbringing, as well as the arrangement of when and where the child will live with each parent
- Child Support - the amount of money one parent must pay to the other each month to help support the children
How Morris Legal Team Can Help You
Deciding to get a divorce can be one of the most difficult and important decisions you will ever make. Even an amicable uncontested divorce can include its own share of emotional and legal challenges.
If you are thinking about getting a divorce, you might feel fearful of the unknown and worried about what to expect.
This is where we come in. We empower you through education, calm your fears with compassion, and arm you with the knowledge needed to win the fight. Moreover, we use our expertise to protect your assets, your future, and your family.
No Divorce Case is Too Difficult for Us
Our extensive courtroom experience as former prosecutors gives us a major advantage in more complex domestic matters.
We often handle cases involving contested custody issues, as well as division of business assets and significant financial assets. We have the know-how and tenacity to successfully navigate even the most complicated of divorce cases.
We understand the turmoil that a difficult divorce can bring upon a family, and we will fight relentlessly to protect you and your loved ones throughout the entire process.
Not only does Morris Legal Team understand challenging situations, we also fully recognize that each person and situation is unique. We do not subscribe to a one-size-fits-all approach to divorce.
Instead, we will work side-by-side with you to learn about and thoroughly understand your unique circumstances. Through this discovery process, we can help you develop strategies to best fit your individual needs.
Residency Requirements for Divorce in Georgia
Each state has its own residency requirements for divorce.
Here in Georgia, non-military personnel must have established residency in the state for a minimum of 6 months before filing for divorce. The exception to this is rule is if he or she is filing against his or her spouse who has been a resident of the state for at least 6 months in the county of the spouse's residence.
Grounds for Divorce in Georgia
Proper grounds for divorce must be established in Georgia. This means that you must provide to the court an acceptable reason why you should be allowed to end the marriage.
The most common grounds for divorce in Georgia is The Marriage is Irretrievably Broken; this is also referred to as a No-Fault Divorce.
There are several other grounds which are used to establish fault in divorce cases. These are:
- intermarriage by people of prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity
- mental incapacity at the time of marriage
- impotency at the time of marriage
- force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining marriage
- pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband at the time of the marriage unknown to the husband
- adultery by either of the parties after marriage
- willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for the term of one year
- conviction of either party of an offense involving moral turpitude under which he/she is sentenced to incarceration in a penal institution for a term of two years or longer
- habitual intoxication
- cruel treatment
- incurable mental disease
- habitual drug addiction.
Morris Legal Team: Guiding You Through Every Stage of Your Divorce in Georgia
Contact us now to schedule a risk-free, complimentary consultation to learn more about how we can help you with your divorce. Virtual consultations are available!