The best way to approach a divorce is with careful preparation and a zealous divorce lawyer on your side. If you’re a woman and considering a divorce in Georgia, this is what you need to know:
Collect Financial Documentation
During the court process, your divorce attorney will request a certain amount of finances that your future ex-husband will need to provide to help you continue living your life or raising your children. To ensure the correct amount, start collecting financial documentation now and keep it in a safe place. You can include documents such as:
- Credit card statements
- Tax returns
- Mortgage documents
- Bank statements
It’s unwise to ask for a specific amount without concrete evidence that is what you NEED to continue living. The further back you can go with regards to financial documents, the better!
Gather Proof of Wrongdoing if Applicable
Did your spouse commit infidelity? Did he physically abuse you? If you have any proof of these wrongdoings, collect this evidence, and give it to your lawyer. You do not necessarily need to prove wrongdoing to file for divorce because Georgia is a no-fault state. This means that if no wrongdoing occurred, but the marriage has proven to be irreparable, you can still file for divorce.
Request a Temporary Court Order if Needed
A divorce in Georgia will take a minimum of 31 days! If you’re concerned about your spouse doing shady things with your joint finances or selling assets before your divorce is finalized, it may be wise to request a temporary court order. Your judge will require both parties to abide by these temporary rules until the divorce is finalized. Your Georgia divorce lawyer can help you request this order to best fit your needs.
Considering a Divorce in Georgia? We’re Here to Help.
The Eittreim, Martin, Cutler attorneys can help guide you through this divorce journey and help you receive the best possible outcome. You do not have to go through this divorce alone! Contact us today; we would be happy to help you.