Family Law

Jesup Family Law Attorney

Decades of Experience in Handling Family Law Issues in Ludowici, Hinesville, and Around Liberty County, GA

Almost nothing is as private, personal, and important to most people as family. A strong and supportive family group is essential for most of us going forward to create a productive and satisfying life. When family issues arise that are divisive or threatening, it can disrupt the safety net we all rely on and leave us confused, uncertain, and vulnerable to a wide range of emotional and other stresses.

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Understanding all the legalities and ramifications of the family law issue you face is essential at such a critical time so that you can move forward to a better resolution.

You should contact our Liberty County family law attorney if you are facing:

  • Divorce
  • Post-divorce issues
  • Domestic abuse
  • Other legal matter involving the family

If you are going through any of the above, you should have the support and knowledge of a dedicated professional in your corner as soon as possible.

At Pirkle & Pirkle Law, you can work with a legal team that has helped thousands of individuals throughout Southeast Georgia with divorce and family law issues. With offices in Hinesville, Ludowici, and Jesup, our firm is backed by decades of legal experience both inside and outside the courtroom, helping clients move through their legal challenges with understanding, reassurance, and dignity. If you are facing a divorce or other family law issue, we urge you to contact us for an honest assessment of your case and to learn how we can help you at this critical time.

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Family Law Cases in Jesup, Georgia

Pirkle & Pirkle Law provides seasoned and knowledgeable legal representation in all family law matters, such as:

  • Simple uncontested divorce
  • Child support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Division of marital property and debts
  • Domestic violence/restraining orders
  • Guardianship
  • Issues specific to military families
  • Paternity to establish parenthood, whether originated by a mother seeking child support or a father seeking parental rights
  • Prenuptial agreements in which couples come to an agreement regarding marital property and assets which will take effect upon marriage
  • Contested divorce including complex high-asset divorce, divorce involving professional practices, and family-owned businesses
  • Prenuptial agreements in which couples come to an agreement regarding marital property and assets which will take effect upon marriage
  • Adoption, whether through private or public sources
  • Modifications to existing child custody, child support, or spousal support court orders

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How We Can Help With Your Family Law Case

These family law matters can be complicated, emotionally challenging, and difficult to resolve. Our firm will always work hard to help you resolve them amicably and in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.

For example, if you and your spouse can come to terms of agreement on all of the issues related to your divorce such as child custody, division of marital property, and support issues, your agreement can be submitted to the court for approval. This will save you the time, stress, and expense of a lengthy court battle.

Our Liberty County family law attorneys understand that money spent on litigation is valuable money lost to your family’s financial future. We also believe that family law issues do not necessarily have to involve contentious battles. That is why we work hard to help you minimize expense and courtroom involvement while working to resolve divorce and other issues through negotiation and other alternative methods.

How Long Do You Have to Be Separated Before Uncontested Divorce in GA?

No specific time is required to be separated before an uncontested divorce in Georgia. However, at least 30 days is recommended. You are legally separated if either spouse moves out or into another bedroom to file divorce.

If your spouse does not respond to the petition, the divorce can be final without a hearing. However, if your spouse responds, the case must go to trial. At trial, the judge will decide all the divorce issues, such as child custody, child support, and property division.

If you are considering getting a divorce in Georgia, speaking with an experienced Jesup family law attorney is essential. Our Hinesville divorce attorney can help you understand the legal process and represent you in Liberty County court.

Is Georgia a No-Fault Divorce State?

The requirements for divorce in our state include either you or your spouse having been a Georgia resident for at least six months prior to filing for divorce.

Like other states, Georgia maintains a no-fault divorce which is the most common type of divorce in the state. It is based on the contention that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that the incompatibility of the spouses can never be remedied. This is the quickest path to divorce, but you and your spouse must also agree on the issues surrounding your divorce such as child custody, property division, and more. A no-fault divorce cannot be granted until 30 days after a divorce filing.

Georgia maintains fault grounds for filing a divorce such as adultery, desertion, and more. However, these grounds must be proven with evidence in court.

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Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First in Georgia?

Typically, it does not make a difference who files first for divorce in Georgia. The person who does not file the Complaint for Divorce can file an Answer to the Complaint and Counterclaim for Divorce requesting the same items as the filing party, for example:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Equitable division of property

How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Georgia?

An uncontested divorce can be finalized in as little as 31 days in Georgia. However, the actual time it takes may vary depending on several factors, including the court's workload and the judge's availability.

Steps for an Uncontested Divorce in GA

Here are the steps for an uncontested divorce in Georgia:

  • File a divorce petition.
  • Serve the petition on your spouse.
  • Negotiate a marital settlement agreement.
  • File the marital settlement agreement with the court.
  • Attend a hearing.

If you and your spouse can agree on all of the terms of your divorce, you can file for an uncontested divorce. This will make the process much faster and easier than a contested divorce.

How Long Does a Contested Divorce Take in Georgia?

If the divorce is contested, meaning that there is a disagreement as to any matter pertaining to the divorce agreement, the divorce will be obtained once:

  • The case is heard
  • Reviewed
  • Decided by the court

In general, it is not uncommon for the entire process to take six (6) months to several years. 

This period may be further elongated if:

  • Either party files additional motions
  • Seeks a continuance of the proceedings
  • Child support, custody or alimony are passionately disputed.

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