Don't Go It Alone: Get Compassionate Help Throughout The Divorce Process

A divorce is one of the most difficult experience most people will ever go through. It is common knowledge that many marriages end in divorce. No one, however, believes that the dissolution of marriage will ever become a reality for them.

Facing the idea of life as a single person or single parent can feel overwhelming, scary, gut-wrenching, disappointing and embarrassing. It's too much to deal with alone. You need someone who will guide you through the complex legal maze to a brighter outcome and a new future while protecting your rights.

Call Hecht Family Law at 678-926-9234 to talk to a lawyer today. Attorney Ed Hecht has helped hundreds of people through divorce, and he's also been through the process himself. He knows what you're going through and wants to help.

What Happens During The Divorce Process?

Unfortunately, divorce is not as simple as filing divorce paperwork. The basic process of divorce litigation usually goes like this:

  • One party files a complaint for divorce and the other party files an answer (typically using a lawyer).
  • During the discovery process, verbal and written questions and answers are exchanged.
  • A temporary order is entered, which will be in effect until a final order decree of divorce is entered.
  • The court may order the case to go to mediation to resolve disagreements. If there are still issues that cannot be resolved, you may then go to trial.
  • Final decree is issued by the court, formally ending the marriage.

At times during a family law case, parties may not be able to reach an agreement without the intervention of the courts. This will mean different things depending on which court system your petition is filed in. After a divorce or another domestic relations action is filed, some courts schedule a temporary hearing to issue a temporary order based on the evidence presented, including a domestic relations financial affidavit (DRFA) and child support worksheet (CSW). Other times, a divorce settlement agreement may be made by the parties involved.

Without An Attorney, Divorce Can Be Complex

Fulton County is unique in that all domestic relations actions must go through a series of "status conferences" — you sit down around a table in one of the court's conference rooms with the other party, the attorneys and an appointed judicial officer to discuss where the case stands at various intervals. You may choose to meet the requirements established by the court, which allows the status conferences to be waived.

Regardless of where the petition is filed, certain procedures must be observed and that is where Ed Hecht comes in: He will help you navigate Georgia's family court procedures (which can be confusing and intimidating at times), prepare for and attend the status conferences with you, and help you work toward achieving the outcome you are seeking.

Call 678-926-9234 For A Free Consultation

If you are considering divorce as a method of resolving your family law issues or if your spouse is considering a divorce or has already filed for one, call Hecht Family Law in Alpharetta at 678-926-9234 to talk to a lawyer today, or complete our online contact form.