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Marietta Divorce Lawyers

Handling cases throughout the Greater Atlanta Metro Area

If you are facing a divorce, it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side, guiding you through the process and protecting your interests. While this is likely the first time you are going through the divorce process, we have been through it many times. You can rely on our extensive experience to advocate for the best possible outcome for you and your family.

The issues settled during a divorce can have a dramatic effect on the rest of your life; your financial well-being, where you live and how often you can see your children can all be effected. At Huff & Woods, we first aim to listen to you and work to understand your unique situation. Then, we build a plan to work through the financial, legal and emotional issues and pursue what is important you and your children.

It is common for people who are going through a divorce to feel like there are thousands of complex questions that need to be answered. However, from a legal perspective, there are four main issues that need to be resolved:

Child Custody

When a divorce involves minor children, building a plan for how the two parents will split time is typically one of the most contested points to be resolved. The Georgia family law courts encourage both parents to be involved in their children's lives when possible. At Huff & Woods, we work with you to understand your family and work towards a child custody plan that is fair and in the best interest of everyone involved.

Child Support

When one parent is designated as the custodial parent, meaning they provide for most of the child's immediate needs, the non-custodial parent will be responsible to make child support payments to the custodial parent. These payments are based on the Child Support Calculators provided by the Georgia Child Support Commission.


Alimony is the term for payments made from one spouse to the other. The amount of alimony is based on the financial needs of either spouse as well as their projected ability to earn an income. The basic idea behind Alimony is that when one spouse has earned less to take care of the children or household, the other spouse who was the primary earner provides financial support to help support them through the divorce process and while they transition to being self-sufficient.

Equitable Division

Where as Alimony addresses the on-going support between divorcing spouses, equitable division addresses the division of the assets accumulated through the marriage, referred to as "marital property". Marital property can include 401ks, pensions and IRAs as well as real property like houses and cars.

In most cases, the divorcing spouses begin the process by working through key issues and build a plan to submit to the court. While we understand that divorce can be emotionally charged, the more you and your spouse can agree upon, the simpler the entire process will be. In cases where we are unable to work towards a reasonable plan to submit to the court, we argue our side in court and rely on them to make decisions for us. That gives us less control over the outcome, and is an expensive and lengthy process.

To learn more about family law and the divorce process in Georgia call the experienced divorce attorneys at Huff & Woods at 770-429-1001 or contact us online today.

Marietta, GA Law Office:

707 Whitlock Avenue SW, Suite G-5 
Marietta, GA 30064 (map)

Marietta, GA Family Lawyers