Attorneys of Sexton & Moody, P.C.

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Personalized Georgia Divorce Counsel By Experienced Divorce Lawyers

It can be worrisome to sort out all the details involved in a family law challenge. As your marriage is breaking down or a child’s custody is in question, you may have financial complications and practical concerns such as who will live where. It is easy to feel overwhelmed when a divorce or child support modification looms large on your horizons. A McDonough family law attorney is an important ally at this time.

Sexton & Moody, P.C., provides personalized, trustworthy information and guidance for residents of Henry County and beyond who must resolve family law issues.

What Family Law Needs Are On Your Horizon?

Sooner or later, family law needs of one kind or another become important for most families. Let us provide the guidance you need to get started and conclude your case involving these or other issues:

  • Contested and uncontested divorce proceedings
  • Legal separation
  • The equitable division of marital property
  • Child custody and support
  • Enforcement or modification of court orders
  • Paternity actions
  • Stepparent adoption and other private adoptions
  • Restraining orders in response to threats of domestic violence

If you have another family law topic in mind or any legal issues arising in your personal or professional life, let us evaluate your case. We are always available to review any legal concerns or marital issues. With a wealth of experience in the McDonough area, we can deliver answers or point you in the right direction.

Understanding The Differences Between Contested And Uncontested Divorce

A contested divorce is where there is disagreement between spouses on key issues, leading to a court-managed process to settle it. By contrast, an uncontested divorce reflects mutual agreement on these issues, facilitating a more straightforward and expedient legal journey. The choice between a contested and uncontested divorce affects the duration, cost, and stress involved in the proceedings. It’s essential to navigate these options with legal support to ensure your interests are protected and the outcome aligns with your long-term well-being.

How Is Property Divided In A Georgia Divorce?

In Georgia, property is divided according to equitable distribution. This means that property is not always divided 50/50, but rather in accordance with what is fair for the participants. All of the property owned by both spouses will be reviewed so that the court may have a full accounting of all of the assets in question. The court will then determine which assets are a part of the marital property and which are the separate property of the spouses. This mostly includes all property earned or received during the course of the marriage, with limited exceptions. The judge will determine how to fairly distribute the marital property, relying on a variety of factors regarding each spouse’s contributions to the marriage.

What Are The Types Of Child Custody In Georgia?

There are two types of child custody in Georgia, physical and legal. The parent with whom the child physically lives is the one with physical custody. The parent with the right to make major decisions for the child, such as education or medical care, is the one with legal custody. It is not always the case that one parent has both legal and physical custody, and in many cases, this custody is shared. When custody is shared, one parent is designated as the primary custodial parent, and they will have the right to make final parenting decisions for the child.

We Respect Your Life, Your Future And Your Path Forward

Our firm’s founder, the late Lee Sexton, built this law practice with an unflinching devotion to each client’s best interests. We are proud to carry on this legacy. At the same time, we work hard to stay up to date with the methods of legal counsel that today’s clients expect and deserve. We are also sensitive to modern topics that may affect our clients’ case outcomes, such as the role of social media in child custody cases or the divorce process. We are ready to discuss your goals and priorities at your earliest opportunity.

To schedule a free consultation, call 770-692-9495 or send an email inquiry.