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Hall County Divorce Residency Requirements

At Sachs Family Law, our attorney Dodie Sachs has spent years working within the court systems in and around Hall County to expedite your divorce process while also working to help save you money.

Georgia requires a divorce to be filed in the county where the non-filing spouse resides or in the county where the couple last lived together. Residency requirements must be met for a divorce to take place within Hall County. If you have questions regarding residency and jurisdiction in regard to your divorce, feel free to contact our firm.

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Grounds for Divorce In Hall County

Georgia is a no-fault divorce state, no proof of wrong-doing needs to be shown to get divorced. Georgia will allow you to say the marriage is irretrievably broken and with no chance of reconciliation.

In addition to the no-fault grounds for divorce, Georgia also has 12 fault-based grounds for divorce. The most common fault based grounds for divorce are:

  1. Adultery
  2. Willful Desertion For A Period Of One Year
  3. Mental or physical cruelty
  4. Addiction to drugs or alcohol
  5. Imprisonment for a crime
  6. Domestic Violence
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Filing for Divorce In Hall County

In Hall County you will need to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage through the Hall County Superior Court. This petition outlines information about your marriage, including:

  1. Spouse Names
  2. Spouse Addresses
  3. Marriage date
  4. Information regarding children

After the Petition is filed, your spouse needs to be served with the divorce petition by a sheriff or a private process server. The recipient of the divorce petition has up to 30 days to respond.

If your spouse does not respond to the divorce petition within 30 days, you can file a Motion for Default Judgment. This means that the court will enter a judgment in your favor without a hearing.

If you and your spouse agree on basic divorce terms, you can submit a Settlement Agreement to court for approval. If terms cannot be agreed upon, divorce court is the next step in the process.

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Mediation In Hall County

Before trial, mediation may be required. Mediation is a process where a neutral third party helps you and your spouse work out your divorce. Mediators do not make any decisions; rather, they help facilitate a discussion between you and your spouse, to help eliminate clogging the courts.

In many situations Mediation works; However, if mediation fails, a trial date will be set by the court.

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Hall County Divorce Decree

Once divorce is finalized, a Divorce Decree will be issued. This decree outlines the terms of your divorce, including:

  1. Property division
  2. Child custody
  3. Child support

If a Divorce Decree is violated, a Motion for Contempt of Court can be filed. Contempt of Court filings may result in penalties for the violating party, such as fines or even jail time.

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