Georgia Contested Divorce
There are many decisions to be made when it comes to dissolving a marriage. For instance, you and your spouse will need to resolve issues such as:
- The division of property, including all assets and debts
- Custody of any children and the payment of child support
- Payment of alimony
A contested divorce occurs when you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement on all the terms of the split.
Legal Procedures in Contested Divorce Case
From a legal procedure perspective, a contested divorce case is very similar to any other civil action case. The process will involve:
- Formal pleadings
- Trial, if necessary
Typically, divorce trials are held before a judge, and only a judge can make a decision regarding child custody. However, either spouse can request that a jury decide issues such as property division or alimony.