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Many issues in divorce have a large impact on your life. Your emotional and financial life may be in upheaval. But divorce is also about a new beginning. At The Law Office of Catherine Verdery Ryan, our job is to make sure you start off that new era on the right foot.

Unique Representation For Unique Clients

To a large extent, your goals and needs will determine the divorce process. Whatever your main objectives, we will work diligently and capably to help you reach them.

Get An Experienced Divorce Lawyer To Oversee All Aspects Of Your Case

Ms. Ryan is a local Augusta attorney who provides personal and caring representation. With her firm, you will not be treated as just another client. You will have the personal attention of Ms. Ryan, who will manage your case from its beginning to its conclusion. Her detail-oriented representation has helped numerous clients obtain a fair property division. Her compassion and care for families has helped create workable custody plans. She has been successful in obtaining appropriate alimony because of her willingness to stand up for her clients. You can have the same diligent, capable representation put to work for you.

Wondering If Legal Separation Is Right For You?

You may wish to live apart from your spouse without dissolving the marriage. Georgia does not have legal separation. Instead, Georgia uses the concept of separate maintenance. Unlike divorce, separate maintenance does not end a marriage, but enables the parties to live separately. Clients choose this option for various reasons, such as health needs and insurance, advanced age of the parties, religious beliefs or the possibility of eventual reconciliation. During a separation, the parties should at all times have a court order for separate maintenance that sets forth the rights and responsibilities of each regarding temporary or final division of property and debts, child support, alimony, child custody and visitation.

What Is The Difference Between A Contested Divorce And An Uncontested Divorce?

Filing a contested divorce simply means you and your spouse will attempt to negotiate the terms of your divorce through negotiation using attorneys or a mediator. If you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement, the court will make the final decisions on dividing assets, possible support payments and custody if children are involved.

In an uncontested divorce, couples must not only have agreed to divorce, but they must have also come to an agreement on all issues ahead of time to be eligible. This includes issues like property division, alimony, asset division, child support and child custody.

Even though an uncontested divorce is often a more streamlined and amicable process, the same attorney cannot represent both parties.

The type of divorce you file depends on your personal circumstances. If filing an uncontested divorce is right for you, then Ms. Ryan will walk you through the process, helping to ensure you are making informed choices.

Why Do I Need An Attorney For An Uncontested Divorce?

Couples can go to the courthouse and do an uncontested divorce without an attorney. However, using an attorney can help ensure all the details of the settlement are correct and that you understand your rights and what you are entitled to before agreeing to a settlement. Once the settlement is signed, there is very little an attorney can do to alter any of the agreed-upon terms. Many of the decisions you make in a divorce settlement have long-term consequences. Hiring an attorney to review the agreement can help ensure your future is protected.

Call Us At 706-251-7612 To Begin Protecting Your Future

Schedule your initial consultation by calling the number above or by contacting us online and telling us about your legal issue confidentially. Attorney Catherine Ryan believes in getting to know her clients and their goals from the beginning of their case. She represents clients in both contested and uncontested divorce.

We only practice in the state of Georgia.