The attorneys at Davis, Chapman, & Wilder, LLC understand that unforeseen circumstances arise that can alter the nature of a relationship and create a need for time apart. We realize that transitioning out of a relationship can be difficult, but we are here to make it as painless as possible. During periods of high emotional turmoil, court orders can provide a cooling off period, limit harassing or unwelcome communication, and protect against physical contact and depletion of assets. At Davis, Chapman, & Wilder, LLC, we will assist you with your divorce and the various issues connected to it.
Divorce & Separation
In Georgia, a divorce may be contested or uncontested. An uncontested divorce means the parties agree about child support and alimony, child custody, and equitable division of assets and liabilities. In a contested divorce, there are still unresolved issues between the parties. Those issues may be resolved through several different avenues. At Davis, Chapman, and Wilder, LLC, our family law and divorce lawyers know that transitioning out of a relationship is difficult, but we are here to make it as painless as possible. Contact our office to discuss your unique situation and allow us to help you move forward.
Child Custody & Visitation
The dynamics of separation change when children are involved. We live in a society of blended and nontraditional families. Coordinating visitation and ensuring the children’s financial needs are met can be challenging. We are here to help you establish custody and visitation schedules. We will also fight to make sure all parties involved meet their financial obligations including alimony. We can help you create and modify existing child support orders to best support the needs of your changing family.
Alimony & Child Support
When a judge considers awarding alimony, there are eight factors that are used, including standard of living, financial resources of each party, and contribution to the marriage. The conduct of the parties toward each other also influences the court’s decision. In contrast, courts determine child support obligations based on the gross income of the parents. Various expenses and obligations can lower that gross income. Further, modifications of initial orders are allowed if your circumstances change. At Davis, Chapman, and Wilder, LLC, our attorneys can help you whether you are going through the initial process or looking to modify an existing order. Call for a consultation today.
The decision to adopt a child is a serious and important one. The legal rights that come with adoption are far greater than those of a guardianship. From inheritance rights to the emotional connection forged through this process, adoption can have a wonderful impact on a family. The attorneys at Davis, Chapman, and Wilder, LLC are happy to help people who are ready take this step. Call our office today to discuss your options.