Facing a divorce? Who do you call? How do you get started?
Roswell Family Law Attorney, Tom Rowsey has been assisting many families in the neighborhood for over 20 years. He understand how life altering a divorce can be to you and your family. Many families recommend Tom as a resource for filing a divorce, fighting child custody battles, and even child support decisions. As the Roswell neighborhood attorney for over 20 years, his experience, reputation and records of success are why he is the “go-to” attorney for Roswell.
If you have questions, please contact us as soon as possible. We can help you move forward.
At Tom Rowsey Law, we’re specialists in:
• Custody Hearings
• Child Support
• Legal Separation
• Spousal Support
Divorce Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What will Child Support payments be every month?
A: The Georgia Child Support Commission has published Guidelines and various Child Support Worksheets utilized by the court system to help determine the appropriate amount of child support payments based on the particular set of circumstances applicable to all of the facts of a given case. There are several variations of downloadable worksheets available at http://www.georgiacourts.gov/csc/. While these worksheets provide a general idea of the amount of money appropriate for the financial support of a child, often times a Judge will make adjustments on discretionary issues or grand deviations, up or down, depending on the circumstances of a particular case, which will necessarily affect the final award of child support.
Q: How long does it take to get a divorce?
A: The time it takes to conclude a divorce typically depends on the ability of the parties and their attorneys to focus on the true issues of dispute. Once all of the issues are identified and addressed with an appreciation from the legal perspective, the prospect of concluding a divorce action sooner, rather than later improves. The more complicated and contentious divorce actions can be litigated in the Court system for years. Even after a divorce is granted, the parties sometimes return to court to seek a modification of the original Divorce Decree. However, most divorce actions are initiated and resolved in less than six months.
Q: How much will a Divorce cost?
A: As you might imagine, the cost of obtaining a divorce depends on the amount of time invested in obtaining a Final Decree. If the case requires the involvement of a jury to divide up marital assets and debts, then it will be much more expensive than a divorce action where the parties amicably agree on a fair and reasonable division of marital assets and debts. Typically, attorneys are paid an initial retainer and bill their time at an hourly rate against that retainer. Larger retainers are required for cases where a greater amount of attorney time is anticipated to be spent working on more complicated issues.
Q: Should I move out of the house?
A: Traditional legal advice warns against moving out of the marital home prior to the filing of a divorce action or receiving an order from the Court. However, there are many reasons why a person contemplating filing divorce action, or having been served with Divorce papers might be better off moving out of the marital home. Consult with an attorney to determine appropriate decision in your particular circumstance.
Q: What is an uncontested Divorce?
A: An “uncontested divorce” is the terminology used to describe a divorce where the parties essentially agree on how all of the marital property will be divided up, who will be responsible for certain financial obligations, and where everyone agrees on the custody arrangement for minor children, if any. Rarely is a couple in full agreement on every aspect of dissolution of the marriage at the initial stages of a divorce action. Even those that think that they are in full agreement soon learn or discover that there may have to work out a few details before finally reaching an agreement that may be incorporated into a Final Divorce Decree.
Thomas C. Rowsey, P.C., Trial Attorney – representing those in the Alpharetta, Atlanta, Johns Creek Sandy Springs, Milton, Marietta, Roswell, and surrounding north side areas of Atlanta in Personal Injury, Divorce and Criminal Defense.