Assistance During the Divorce Process
Our 30 Years of Experience Can Help You!
Divorce is common in the United States and it has a reputation for being
a highly contentious
family law matter. Separating couples can risk ending up in an emotional fallout or combative
legal battle, causing emotional damage within the family and even financial
hardship due to court fees. Though divorce may be the only way to resolve
your situation, it should not have to break your bank - or your family.
With the right legal guidance, you can successfully navigate a divorce
and reach an amicable resolution with your former spouse.
Attorney Robert F. Pirkle has
30 years of legal experience and has the skill to take on even the toughest divorce matters in Georgia.
With a compassionate
Savannah divorce attorney at your side, you can build a better tomorrow for you and your family.
Understanding the Grounds for Divorce in Georgia
The decision to get a divorce can be a stressful and emotionally strenuous
decision. Actually going through with the divorce can be one of the most
important legal decisions that a person will make. As a result, the last
thing you want is to find yourself at a loss because you do not understand
the legal process, or you do not know your rights and responsibilities
during the process.
According to Georgia Code Title 19, Section 5-3, the grounds for divorce include:
- Intermarriage with a person of close blood relation
- Mental incapacity at the time of marriage
- Impotency at the time of marriage
- Use of force, menace, duress, or fraud to obtain the marriage
- Pregnancy at the time of marriage, unknown to the husband and conceived
by another man other than the husband
- Willful and continued desertion for at least one year
Conviction of a crime that results in at least 2 years imprisonment
- Habitual intoxication or abuse of controlled substances
- Cruel treatment
- Incurable mental illness
- Irreconcilable differences, or marriage that is irretrievably broken
If a couple cannot come to an agreement regarding the terms of a divorce,
the courts may choose the following options:
- They may refer a couple to counseling, mediation, or another form of alternative
- If a resolution still cannot be met through the process of mediation, the
court may see fit to intervene and create a legally binding court order
to which both spouses must adhere.
Contact Attorney F. Pirkle to Receive a Free Consultation
Do not move forward in your divorce proceeding until you have spoken to
a professional Savannah divorce attorney. Whether you are filing for an
uncontested divorce or a contested divorce, you must consult a knowledgeable lawyer who understands
the laws in Georgia and how they apply to your particular situation. Every
family is unique and deserves personal legal counsel tailored to their
needs, and this is exactly what Attorney Pirkle can deliver.
Contact our Savannah divorce lawyer today to begin the next chapter of your life with experienced legal guidance
to back you.