Georgia Online Divorce
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Our simple online process makes getting divorced quick, easy and affordable and without the hassle of hiring a lawyer or going to court. We understand that going through a divorce can be a difficult and emotionally taxing experience, which is why we offer a simple and convenient way to take care of everything online.
If you are looking for a reliable online divorce service in Georgia, look no further than ReliableDivorce. We have been helping people get divorced since 2007.
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Why Choose Us?
Because you don't like paying more for the same product.
You can pay other online divorce services up to $299 to receive the same completed divorce papers that you would receive from ReliableDivorce.com for just $99. Plus, our $99 price includes the option to schedule a phone conference with the legal professional assigned to your case (your Case Manager) to walk you through each step of the process and answer any questions you may have.
Because you want accurate, up to date divorce papers with a proven track record of acceptance by the court.
Since ReliableDivorce.com was created by divorce attorneys and is operated by divorce attorneys, you receive the same divorce papers that divorce lawyers file with the court every day, but without having to spend thousands of dollars on attorney's fees.
Because you want a single, upfront price and not be hit with hidden fees later down the road.
Many other services start hitting you up for additional fees shortly after you sign up (and after already paying their initial fee). These additional fees often include "storage fees" to maintain your information or monthly charges just so you may continue to access your own documents. However, we will never ask you to pay any additional fees. With ReliableDivorce.com, you will always have unlimited access to your account so that, at any time, you may make changes to your information and generate new documents regardless of how long ago you signed up for our service.
Getting an Online Divorce in Georgia
Our service is designed for couples who want an easy, fast and cheap divorce in Georgia. The key factor to determine whether handling your Georgia divorce online will work for your situation is that both spouses can agree to the terms of the divorce. That is, you and your spouse will agree to the division of property, division of debts, child custody, and child support, if applicable.
ReliableDivorce.com makes the online divorce process easy and affordable for virtually every budget. Based on your answers to our questionnaire, we determine all the necessary documents you will need and the documents are prepared as required for the court’s approval. We provide you step-by-step written instructions beginning with how to file your divorce papers and all the way through how to finalize your divorce.
We have spent more than 15 years helping people file for and complete their divorce. Our service doesn't end at your initial filing of your divorce petition. We also want to make sure you are easily able to finalize your divorce as quickly as Georgia law allows. We understand that even with step-by-step instructions to guide you through the divorce process, it can still be overwhelming. That’s why our service continues to provide you support even after you have your divorce paperwork is filed. Included with our service is the option to schedule a phone consultation with your case manager who can answer any questions you may have or even walk you through each step of the process if necessary.
The bottom line is that if you and your spouse can agree on the terms of your divorce, then an online divorce is the fastest, easiest and least expensive option to dissolve your marriage. Whether you have children, own a home or own other property, as long as you and your spouse can reach an agreement on all such issues, then you are eligible to use our online divorce services to file your divorce in Georgia.
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An uncontested divorce is one in which both spouses have reached an agreement on all the major issues, such as property division, division of debt, child custody, child support, and spousal support.
A contested divorce in one in which the spouses cannot reach an agreement on the major issues and, as a result, the court will have to decide the final outcome on the disputed issues.
In either type of divorce, the process starts by one spouse filing for divorce.
Benefits to an Uncontested Divorce
Save Money. Spouses save a significant amount of money in an uncontested divorce vs. a contested divorce. Instead of paying the high attorney’s fees that accompany a contested divorce, that money stays in the parties’ pockets.
Save Time. Because the spouses have already reached an agreement on the important issues, the paperwork is stream-lined and the parties don’t have to spend time attending multiple court hearings and formal negations that can take many months or even years to complete.
Save Mental Health. Fighting your divorce out in court adds additional stress to an already difficult situation. An uncontested divorce results in a much easier and less stressful legal process.
We created our Georgia online divorce service to maximize these benefits. ReliableDivorce.com provides the lowest price online divorce in the market with the fastest results. You receive your divorce paperwork immediately after completing our online questionnaire so you can file your divorce documents or any other day you choose.
How to File for Divorce in Georgia Without a Lawyer
ReliableDivorce makes it easy to file for divorce without a lawyer. There is no requirement that you have a lawyer to file for divorce in Georgia. In fact, in many Georgia courts, more than half of all divorces are filed and completed without any lawyer involvement. Once you sign up, you simply fill out our online questionnaire to begin your divorce paperwork. It can either be filled out on your own or with your spouse's help. We provide you with all the paperwork needed to file and complete your divorce along with detailed instructions for every step of the process.
The first step of the process is to ensure you meet the state's residency requirements to file for divorce in Georgia.
Georgia Residency Requirements: In Georgia, at least one of the spouses must have lived in the state of Georgia for a minimum of six months prior to filing. Since only one spouse needs to meet this residency requirement, you may file for divorce in Georgia even if your spouse resides in another state. [Georgia Code §19-5-2].
It’s not difficult to prove residency. For example, any one of the following items will establish residency - a valid state driver’s license, ID card, or voter’s registration card.
Divorce documents may be filed:
1) in the county where defendant resides;
2) if the defendant lives in another state, then in the county where the plaintiff resides; or
3) in the county where both spouses agree that the divorce action may be filed.
[Georgia Code §19-5-2].
Detailed court-filing instructions are included with your completed divorce papers, so that you know how the process works.
It may be necessary to follow up if any issues in your documents arise after you file your initial paperwork. We offer you the flexibility to make small adjustments to your divorce forms at no additional cost when you use our online divorce service. Our service is designed to make your divorce as easy and stress-free as possible.
Grounds for Divorce
Georgia law provides one no-fault ground and 12 fault-based grounds for divorce.
The marriage is irretrievably broken with no reasonable expectation of reconciliation. Both spouses must agree to this ground in order to use it.
[Georgia Code §19-5-3].
Adultery – sexual relations with someone other than the other spouse;
Habitual intoxication – continuous alcohol abuse;
Habitual drug addiction – continuous addiction to a controlled substance;
Mental illness at the time of the marriage;
Incurable mental illness – this ground requires significant evidence to prove, including evidence that either a court of law has adjudged the spouse as mentally ill or two doctors have certified the spouse as being mentally ill;
Force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage;
Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband;
Impotency at the time of marriage – the spouse must not be aware of the other spouse’s impotency at the time of marriage;
Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity;
Willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for the term of one year;
Cruel treatment – there must be objective evidence of physical or mental abuse and it must be to such a degree that it puts the spouse in reasonable fear of danger to his/her life, body or health; and
Conviction of a spouse for an offense involving moral turpitude and that results in imprisonment of at least two years.
Child Custody and Visitation in Georgia
Legal Custody in Georgia
There are two types of legal custody in Georgia: Joint Custody and Sole Custody. This determines how decisions are made regarding the raising of the child.
Legal custody is determined based exclusively on what is in the child's best interest.
[Georgia Code §19-9-1].
Joint Custody is where both parents have the right to participate in making the major decisions affecting the child, including educational and medical decisions.
Sole Custody is where only one parent has the right to make decisions affecting the child.
In Georgia, it is presumed that joint legal custody is appropriate unless proven otherwise.
A Parenting Plan details how child-related decisions will be made and is included in the final divorce decree or settlement agreement. As long as the parties can reach an agreement on the parenting plan, parents can customize their parenting plan in virtually any way they see fit. After the divorce is final, parents can modify their parenting plan provided both parents agree to any changes. Because unlimited revisions are included in the ReliableDivorce price, you may log into your ReliableDivorce account and modify your parenting plan even after your divorce is final.
Physical Custody in Georgia
Physical custody refers to who the children will primarily reside with, while the other parent will have visitation as discussed below.
In Georgia, the non-custodial parent has the same visitation rights regardless of whether sole legal custody or joint legal custody is ordered in the divorce decree. However, there are exceptions to these visitation rights when the health or safety of the child is at issue.
Visitation or Periods of Possession
Under Georgia law, visitation (also referred to as "periods of possession") is any schedule agreed upon by both parents. The visitation schedule is included in the parenting plan and it can be modified any time both parents agree to the changes. Basically, the parents are in control of visitation provided they both agree to it. The court will provide a standard visitation schedule that acts as a default schedule when the parents cannot reach an agreement on visitation. This will be explained in more detail in your divorce paperwork.
Child Support in Georgia
Child support is set based on the state-mandated guidelines. Using a Georgia child support calculator is best for determining the amount of child support to be paid. The child support calculator uses the child support guidelines prescribed by Georgia law. [Georgia Code §19-6-15]. In the event that you and your spouse cannot agree on this issue, the court will use the same calculation as the basis for determining the support obligation. Our online divorce service provides you the child support calculator during your questionnaire.
Child support obligation in Georgia generally ends when the child turns 18 years old. However, the court can order child support to continue through age 20 if the child is enrolled in college and is otherwise not emancipated.
Georgia Divorce Forms
Our Georgia divorce forms are guaranteed to be approved by the court. Our software determines what forms are needed and how to correctly complete the forms based on the answers you provide when completing our self-guided online questionnaire. Our software is updated anytime there is a change in the Georgia divorce laws. Our service makes getting an online divorce in Georgia as seamless as possible and at a price that meets every budget.
Georgia Divorce - FAQ
How long will my divorce take?
Short Answer: 31-60 days.
Detailed Answer: Georgia has a mandatory 31-day waiting period that begins when the initial divorce petition is filed. This means the court cannot finalize a divorce until after the 31-day waiting period has expired. However, the actual time it takes to finalize your divorce will largely depend on how quickly you and your spouse complete and file the divorce documents and the judge's schedule to finalize your divorce and sign the divorce decree. Assuming there are no major hurdles, it is reasonable to expect your divorce to be finalized 31-60 days after filing the initial papers.
What documents are needed to file for divorce in Georgia?
Short Answer: Petition for Divorce and Verification.
Detailed Answer: Additional documents are needed if spouses have minor children together. ReliableDivorce provides you with a completed set of divorce forms that are tailored to your specific circumstances in order to complete your divorce along with detailed instructions for every step. If you have any questions along the way, you may also schedule a call with one of our legal professionals who will walk you through the process.
How soon can I get remarried after my divorce is final?
Short Answer: Immediately.
Detailed Answer: Georgia law does not have a mandatory waiting period between finalizing a divorce and when a party may marry another person.
Can I file for divorce in Georgia if my spouse lives in another state?
Short Answer: Yes.
Detailed Answer: If your spouse lives outside of Georgia, then as long as you satisfy the state's residency requirement, you may file in Georgia.
How long do I need to live in Georgia before I can file for divorce in the state?
Short Answer: Usually 6 months.
Detailed Answer: Georgia Residency Requirement: At least one spouse must be a resident of Georgia for six (6) months prior to filing for divorce. If you have lived in the state for less than six months, but your spouse has lived in Georgia for six months, then you may still file for divorce since residency requirement would be met based on your spouse's residency.
Why ReliableDivorce Stands Above Other Divorce Services:
Divorce Attorney Created Documents & Instructions: Our online divorce service, including all our divorce forms, instructions and questionnaires were created and are continuously operated by divorce attorneys.
Instant Divorce Documents: Your documents are completed in real time so you can file your papers today.
Dedicated Case Manager: Access to the legal professional assigned to your case who can walk you through every step of the process.
Court-Approved Forms: All our divorce forms are court-approved and guaranteed to be accepted by the court.
100% Money Back Guarantee: We guarantee our forms will be accepted by the court or we will refund 100% of your fee to use our service.
Free Name Change: You may change your name at no additional cost, whether you are going back to a maiden name, or changing to a completely different first, middle and/or last name.
Best Value: At $99, we have the lowest price complete online divorce service on the market.
Step-by-Step Instructions: We provide you detailed instructions for every step of the divorce process. If you are unsure or simply anxious about a step, you may schedule a call with your case manager who will walk you through any part of the process and answer any questions you may have.
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