Coleman Legal Group, LLC - Georgia Contested Divorce Attorneys

Consultation_GraphicThe divorce attorneys and family lawyers of Coleman Legal Group, LLC have extensive experience in Georgia contested divorces.

If you are facing a divorce, this is not a time to gamble away one of the most crucial times of your life with inexperienced and untested attorneys.

Call us now at 770-609-1247 to speak with an experienced Georgia contested divorce attorney.

Divorce is the legal termination between marriage partners effectively ending their union or marriage. In contested divorce situations the parties are not able to find an agreement on all terms of the divorce: divisions of assets, debt, property, alimony/ spousal support, child support, child custody, divorce, attorney’s fees etc. The state of Georgia allows for individuals to file for no-fault divorce, meaning that it is not necessary for either party to prove that the other did something wrong; however, it is still necessary to identify whether the divorce is of “no fault” or is one of the following grounds for a divorce recognized by the state when initially filing paperwork.

O.C.G.A. 19-5-3: Grounds for Fault / Contested Divorce in Georgia

• Intermarriage by persons within the 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 the marriage

• Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of marriage, unknown to the husband

• Adultery in either of the parties after marriage

• Willful and continued desertion of either of the parties for the term of one year

• The conviction of either party for an offense involving moral turpitude, under which s(he) is sentenced to imprisonment in a penal institution for a term of two years of longer

• Habitual intoxication the drunkenness must be habitual, but need not be constant and continuous, this ground does not include narcotics but only refers to alcoholic beverages

• Cruel treatment which shall consist of the willful infliction of pain, bodily or mental, upon the complaining party, such as reasonably justifies apprehension of danger to life, limb, or health

• Incurable mental illness, No divorce shall be granted upon this ground unless the mentally ill party has been adjudged mentally ill by a court of competent jurisdiction or has been certified to be mentally ill by two physicians who have personally examined the party; and he/she has been confined in an institution for the mentally ill or has been under continuance treatment for mental illness for a period of at least two years immediately preceding the commencement of the action; and the superintendent or the other chief executive officer of the institution and one competent physician appointed by the court, after a thorough examination make a certified statement under oath that it is their opinion that the party evidences such a want of reason, memory, and intelligence as to prevent the party from comprehending the nature, duties, and consequences of the marriage relationship and that, in the light of present day medical knowledge, recovery of the party’s mental health cannot be expected at any time during his/her life. Notice of the action must be served upon the guardian of the person of the mentally ill person and upon the superintendent or other chief executive office of the institution in which the person is confined. In the event that there is no guardian of the person, then notice of the action shall be served upon the guardian ad litem, who shall be appointed by the court in which the person is confined. The guardian and superintendent shall be entitled to appear and be heard upon the issues. The status of the parties as to the support and maintenance of the mentally ill person shall not be altered in any way by the granting of the divorce;

• Habitual drug addiction, which shall consist of addiction to any controlled substance as defined in Article 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 16

• The Marriage is irretrievably broken, “no fault”. Under no circumstances shall the court grant a divorce on this ground until thirty (30) days from the date of the service on the respondent.

Georgia Areas We Serve
Our Georgia lawyers and attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Duluth, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainesville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, Smyrna, Buford, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Decatur, Grant Park, East Atlanta and the Virginia Highlands.

Our Georgia lawyers and attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Bankruptcy, Business Law and Immigration. We have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Dunwoody
Sandy Springs
1200 Abernathy Road
Building 600
Northpark Town Center
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Johns Creek
Duluth Georgia

11555 Medlock Bridge Rd
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Duluth Georgia
Sugarloaf

2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Lawrenceville
Huntcrest
1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

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