Many couples never anticipate a divorce. Therefore, they do not plan for the emotional distress and financial burden that may come as a result of the process of going through a divorce. The decisions that are made during your divorce can affect your life and the life of your children for years to come.
However, an experienced divorce attorney who will diligently advocate for you (and is experienced in divorce law) can help you achieve the best outcome possible during this stressful time in your life. At S. Dixon Law Offices, we are a divorce law firm dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights in divorces involving marital debt division, child custody, marital property division, child support, and spousal support.
It is important to consider various factors when you choose a law firm for your divorce or conflict resolution services.
Attorney Stephanie D. Dixon is a registered Mediator for the “State of Georgia”.
It is also important to note that the Attorney that mediates your case cannot be your divorce attorney as well. This would be a direct conflict of interest – according to divorce law.
Things to consider when it comes to hiring a Divorce Law Attorney!
1) Can your lawyer provide mediation services?
Attorney Stephanie D. Dixon is a registered mediator in Atlanta and can provide mediation services at a reasonable hourly rate.
If you hire her for your divorce and still require mediation services, she will help you find a mediator with fair pricing in the metro Atlanta area.
2) Does your potential lawyer have experience with “Georgia” child custody laws and divorce law?
Dixon Law has experience with child custody laws, which include adoption laws, and divorce law.
S Dixon Law Offices has represented many clients in the last several years in child custody and divorce matters. The goal is always to create the best possible scenario for the children and the entire family.
3) Does your potential lawyer have a willingness to prepare you for potential upcoming legal fees?
S. Dixon Law provides fair fees in the Atlanta legal community. S. Dixon Law Offices offers fee-based consults. Case fees will be discussed during your consult, so there are no surprises when it comes to your invoice or statement of legal fees. Any changes to fees during the process will be clarified along the way.
4) Will your lawyer diligently advocate for you?
S. Dixon Law can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your divorce. Stephanie D. Dixon is a well-known Atlanta Attorney who will zealously advocate for you. S. Dixon Law Offices is very familiar with the Atlanta metropolitan area courts and has argued before many local judges. She handles high-profile divorces, same-sex divorces, high-conflict divorces, domestic violence cases, contested child custody matters and many domestic or family law cases.
When you hire Attorney Stephanie D. Dixon, you can count on strong advocacy, fair fees, and personalized attention.
As a former Georgia State University Adjunct Professor and active alumna of Georgia State University and Howard University School of Law, she is well versed in Georgia family law. She also understands the effect that it can have on your emotions and your life.
DIVORCE LAW FAQ’S
Q: What is an uncontested divorce?
A: An uncontested divorce DOES NOT mean that both parties want to end their marriage in divorce. However, it does mean that both parties agree on ALL of the terms and issues pertaining to their divorce, such as child custody and visitation, child support, alimony (spousal support), division of marital property and division of marital debt. An uncontested divorce means that NO ISSUES pertaining to the divorce are contested.
Q: What is a contested divorce?
A: In contested divorces, the parties are adversarial and unable to agree on the terms and issues of the divorce. The parties usually disagree on one or all of the following issues: equitable division of property, alimony, payment of debts, child custody and visitation, child support and attorney fees.
Q: Does Georgia recognize common law marriage?
A: As of January 1, 1997, Georgia no longer recognizes common law marriages.
Q: Where do I file for divorce?
A: In most divorces, the petition is filed in the Superior Court in the county where the Respondent resides.
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Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.