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Atlanta Divorce Attorney

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Atlanta Divorce Lawyer Nancy N. Ghertner

Divorce Lawyer in Atlanta

Divorce attorney Nancy N. Ghertner is a 30-plus year veteran family lawyer in Atlanta who helps spouses with the divorce process in a Georgia Superior Court, and fights for their rights until the divorce is finalized. Nancy handles all aspects, including division of financial assets (including the marital home), child custody (both physical custody and legal custody), and child support as well as modification of previous court orders, and visitation.

How you want your life to look after the divorce is of utmost importance to Nancy, and she always will work hard to make sure your wishes are honored and legally binding.

An Atlanta divorce is never easy, and it unfolds during a very stressful time in a spouse’s life. If young children are involved, determining what is the best living arrangement for them going forward is of utmost importance. Negotiations between Nancy and the other party’s legal counsel will nail down child support, physical custody and legal custody, and parenting plans with visitation rights. All of these items are included in the final divorce decree.

If you and your spouse are partners in a privately-held company, Nancy can help with these delicate business matters.

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A 30-plus Year Veteran Divorce Lawyer in Atlanta Will Answer Your Most Pressing Questions

Most of Nancy’s clients are new to the Georgia divorce process and have many questions about what to expect and what paperwork needs to be filled out. For example:

Q: How do I file for a divorce in Georgia?

A: The best way to file for divorce is to call Nancy Ghertner and have her file the petition for you in the Superior Court associated with your county of residence, for example Fulton County Superior Court handles Alpharetta divorces, Johns Creek divorces, Roswell divorces, Buckhead divorces, and City of Atlanta divorces. A divorce petition is also called filing a Complaint. Nancy will prepare information like the cause of the divorce, the financial situation, and proposed living arrangements for the children, the Complaint and any other pleadings to comply with all legal requirements and procedures.

Q: How much does it cost to file divorce in Georgia?

A: Each Superior Court has filing fees for divorce. Nancy can tell you the exact amount and how to submit payment when you file. Typically there are at least 2 separate fees: a filing fee and a fee to cover the cost of having the initial pleadings personally served upon your spouse- either by the county sheriff or by a private process server. Typical total costs average around three hundred dollars.

Q: What are the 13 grounds for divorce in Georgia?

A: Georgia law states the following 13 grounds can be authorized for a total divorce:
(1) Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity
(2) Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage;
(3) Impotency at the time of the marriage;
(4) Force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage;
(5) Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband;
(6) Adultery in either of the parties after marriage;
(7) Willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for the term of one year;
(8) The conviction of either party for an offense involving moral turpitude, under which he is sentenced to imprisonment in a penal institution for a term of two years or longer;
(9) Habitual intoxication;
(10) Cruel treatment, which shall consist of the willful infliction of pain, bodily or mental, upon the complaining party, such as reasonably justifies apprehension of danger to life, limb, or health;
(11) Incurable mental illness. 
(12) Habitual drug addiction, which shall consist of addiction to any controlled substance as defined in Article 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 16;  or
(13) The marriage is irretrievably broken (no fault divorce)

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Atlanta Divorce Lawyer

Nancy Ghertner

Hello, my name is Nancy Ghertner and I have been an Atlanta divorce lawyer for 30+ years. I graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 1988 and founded Nancy Ghertner, PC, a family law firm in Sandy Springs GA.

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Atlanta Divorce Lawyer

Nancy Ghertner

Hello, my name is Nancy Ghertner and I have been an Atlanta divorce lawyer for almost 30 years. I graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 1988 and founded Nancy N. Ghertner, PC, a family law and business law firm in Sandy Springs GA.

Divorce Attorney Nancy N. Ghertner Is Tough and Firm With Opposing Counsel

A strong divorce lawyer strips out all emotions from the process and will help resolve legal issues such as:

Client Reviews

Client Reviews

Wanted to thank you for all your advice and instruction. You were so kind and thoughtful. I am so fortunate that we crossed paths. My divorce was final 12-30 and now I can work on moving forward with a healthy future! I am keeping you on file for friends and will be happy to refer you.

C.S., Marietta, GA

"Nancy handled my divorce in 1988 and all of personal and business legal matters ever since. I have referred her to many others and all have been grateful. She is always happy to explain things in details that I can even understand."

J.L., Cumming, GA.


Call Our Sandy Springs Divorce Law Firm at (770) 980-9096 to Start the Process

Speak with Atlanta family lawyer Nancy Ghertner today at (770) 980-9096. Her Atlanta family law firm is centrally located in Sandy Springs, just north of I-285 off Roswell Road on Sandy Springs Circle at the intersection of Cliftwood Drive. Nancy will talk to you one-on-one to carefully explain your options and advise you on next steps. She offers a free 10-minute phone consultation.