How to Avoid Divorce Court in Atlanta

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There’s no denying that divorce is a stressful, draining process to go through. Anything you can do to minimize the stress — such as avoiding divorce court — could be worth it depending on the circumstances of your separation. 

Here at The Fairell Firm, we’re frequently asked about what an uncontested divorce is, what divorce mediation is, and if they can help clients avoid divorce court. Today’s blog will cover these topics, and it was inspired by this question from a viewer:

If me and my husband have a full agreement on everything, do we have to go to court to get divorced? —Rachael W.

Keep reading to learn more, and be sure to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation with a divorce attorney! Here at The Fairell Firm, our divorce attorneys are qualified, experienced, and ready to take on your case.

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

In the situation presented above, Rachael said that she and her spouse agree on everything concerning the divorce. This could be a good opportunity for an uncontested divorce if so. 

In an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree on all issues concerning the divorce. This could range from spousal support (alimony) to child support, child custody, and the division of marital property and debts. 

If your case is uncontested, you still have to file for the divorce. However, it will be finalized very quickly. Most counties will not require you to come to court to grant your divorce if you have a divorce lawyer with whom you’re working.

Any divorce attorney out there will most likely tell you that an uncontested divorce is a smooth, relatively hassle-free process. However, it’s important to note that uncontested divorces are not for everyone. If you and your spouse don’t already or are unlikely to agree on the aspects of your divorce, then this is most likely not the right option for you.

What Is Divorce Mediation? 

Divorce mediation is another option if you and your spouse agree on most aspects of the divorce. In divorce mediation, you and your spouse work together with a divorce mediator. Each of you may also work with lawyers of your own if needed. You’ll discuss the aspects of your divorce — such as division of assets and debts, child support, etc. — and come to an agreement with the help of the mediator. Most mediations will end in a settlement of everything you’ve discussed during mediation. Again, this isn’t a great option for you if you and your spouse can’t be cooperative during the process.

Work With a Divorce Attorney in Atlanta Today

Whether you’re interested in an uncontested divorce, divorce mediation, or a traditional divorce in family law court, you’ll want an experienced divorce attorney on your side. As we often say, the best divorce attorney for you is the one who meets your needs. Check out our post on choosing the right divorce lawyer and see if The Fairell Firm is right for you! Get started today with an initial consultation with one of our divorce lawyers. Filing for divorce isn’t always easy, but it’s more manageable with a divorce attorney on your side.

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