Atlanta Divorce Lawyer Nancy N. Ghertner | Sandy Springs Office
Divorce attorney Nancy N. Ghertner is a 30-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 the division of financial assets including the marital home, child custody (both physical custody and legal custody), child support, modification of previous court orders, and mediation.
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, parenting plans, and 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.
A 30-Year Veteran Divorce Lawyer in Atlanta Answers 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, including:
Q: How do I file for a divorce in Georgia?
A: The quickest way to file for divorce is to call Nancy 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 the City of Atlanta divorces. A divorce petition is also called filing a complaint. Nancy will file the required statutory information like the cause of the divorce, the financial situation, and proposed living arrangements for the children.
Q: How much does it cost to file for divorce in Georgia?
A: Each Superior Court has filing fees for divorce. Nancy will discuss how to submit payment when you file. Typically there are at least 2 separate fees: a filing fee and if necessary, a private process server fee to cover the cost of having a professional person serve papers on your spouse. Typical filing costs average around $300 and are due and payable at the time of filing.
Q: What are the 13 grounds for divorce in Georgia?
A: Georgia law states the following 13 grounds for divorce:
Conviction/imprisonment of over 2 years for an offense involving moral turpitude;
Alcoholism and/or drug addiction;
Confinement for incurable insanity;
Separation caused by mental illness;
Cruel and inhuman treatment which endangers the life of the spouse;
Consent to marriage was obtained by fraud, duress, or force;
Spouse lacked mental capacity to consent;
The wife was pregnant by another at the time of marriage unknown to the husband, and;
Q: Does it matter who files first in a divorce?
A: From a legal standpoint it does not matter which spouse files for divorce first. If the spouse being served with divorce papers had no idea this was happening, the emotional upheaval can be severe. This is one of the reasons why sheriff’s deputies serve papers instead of doing it yourself.
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Divorce Attorney Nancy N. Ghertner Is Tough and Firm With Opposing Counsel
A strong divorce lawyer strips out all emotions from the process and firmly negotiates with the opposing lawyer in the following legal areas:
- Parenting Time & Visitation Rights
- Alimony Agreements & Modification
- Child Support
- Modification & Enforcement
- Prenuptial Agreements (Prenups)
- Contempt Actions
- Legal Custody
- Physical Custody
- Custody Modification
- Division of Property
- Paternity & Legitimation
- Postnuptial Agreements
- Property Division & Settlements
Nancy’s excellence as a skilled and compassionate Atlanta divorce attorney for both uncontested divorce and contested divorce cases means that she receives many referrals from past clients. Over a more than 30-year legal career, North Atlanta family lawyer Nancy Ghertner has represented spouses who wanted a divorce, and those who did not.
Client referrals make up most of the legal practice at the Atlanta family law firm of Nancy N. Ghertner, PC.
Call Our Atlanta Divorce Law Firm at (770) 980-9096 to Begin 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 the next steps. She offers a free 10-minute phone consultation.