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The Gentry Law Firm provides legal representation throughout Cobb County and Metro Atlanta for people looking to end a marriage on their terms.


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Let Our Vinings Divorce Attorneys Help You

Our Team Can Handle Your Family Law Matters.

Ending your marriage can be complicated. Our experienced Vinings divorce attorneys are prepared to help you. Based in Marietta, we’ve been aiding the Cobb County area for more than 35 years. We understand that family law matters can be complicated. We’re ready to hear your needs and work with you to find your preferred solution.

Whether your divorce involves high-value assets, property division, child custody, or child support, the Gentry Law Firm can help. Our team understands how Georgia courts approach complicated family matters. We’ll keep you updated on your case and help you understand your options.

We can help you with whatever you need. Our divorce attorneys are ready to help you through your divorce to enter the next chapter of your life with confidence and security.

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Visit our Marietta Office

You’ll need to go north to get to our Marietta office from Vinings. If you leave from the Cochise Drive area, you’ll head north on Paces Ferry Road SE to US-41 North. Take the highway to I-75. You’ll stay on the interstate until you reach the exit for GA-120/South Marietta Parkway southeast. Continue on South Marietta Parkway until you reach Southeast Alexander Street.

Our office is located at the southwest corner of Roswell and Alexander.

Our Vinings Divorce Lawyers Offer:

  • A Complimentary Consult
  • Respected Representation
  • Clear Communication
  • Calls Returned Within One Business Day
  • Skilled Negotiators Focused on Your Interests
  • Experienced and Compassionate Paralegals and Support Staff
  • Courtroom-Tested Litigators Advocating for You

Divorce Laws in Vinings, GA

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There are many steps to the divorce process. Our Cobb County divorce attorneys can walk you through the steps you must follow. Let’s cover the basics of Georgia divorce by going through the grounds for divorce, kinds of divorce, and what can be decided in a divorce decree.

Why You’re Getting a Divorce

Before you can file a divorce complaint, you should know why you’re seeking to end your marriage. In Georgia, you or your spouse do not have to give a “fault” or reason for seeking to end a marriage beyond listing that your marriage is “irretrievably broken” as defined by Georgia’s laws.

You are also allowed to state a reason for your divorce by listing one of Georgia’s 13 possible faults or grounds for divorce. Some include adultery, cruel treatment, or even substance abuse. Once you know what you’re going to cite as the reason for your divorce, you can decide what kind of divorce you’d like to pursue.

Choosing Your Divorce Style

Georgia offers a few options for divorces: uncontested or contested. Each has its merits, but your circumstances will determine which divorce you pursue. Our team can advise you on which could be best suited to you and how we can achieve that together.

Uncontested Divorces in Vinings, GA

If you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse can agree on all aspects of ending your marriage, including things like separating assets, child custody, or spousal support, you can pursue an uncontested divorce. These are simplified divorces that usually don’t cost as much money as other divorces and take about one month to complete.

Contested Divorces in Vinings, GA

If you or your partner cannot agree on all the terms of your divorce, you will have to pursue a contested divorce. For instance, you might both agree that your marriage isn’t working but disagree on who should get the house or who deserves to be your children’s primary parent. You’ll need to negotiate these terms, and you might have to go to court with them.

What Your Divorce Decides

A divorce ends your marriage. A divorce decree also lays out how your marital property will be divided between you and your partner, who gets the kids, and if any kind of support payments need to be made from one ex to the other.

You could be seeking custody of your children. You might argue that you should keep the house as well, so they can continue their education at Teasley Elementary School, Campbell Middle School, or Campbell High School. These wishes will affect the overall outcome of your divorce decree. We will negotiate with your partner’s legal counsel so you and your family are protected.

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What Divorce Looks Like in Vinings, GA

Our Team Will Support You Through Your Divorce & Beyond

You can call our office when you’re ready to begin the divorce process. We’ll help you complete the necessary forms to start your divorce. You’ll be filing with the Cobb County Superior Court Clerk if your spouse lives in Vinings.

You’ll file your divorce complaint, which tells the court why you’re seeking to end your marriage and what you want included in your divorce decree.

Once you file your complaint:

  • Your ex will be served. They’ll have time to respond to the complaint.
  • If they agree with your divorce complaint, they can sign. Once 30 days have passed, your divorce can be finalized.
  • If they don’t agree, we’ll go through a contested divorce, which may include mediation, negotiations, and possibly some court appearances.

Most divorces end through a settlement before a trial is necessary. However, there’s no guarantee how long the process will take. Every case is different. The Gentry Law Firm is in your corner, ready to back you up however you need it.

Pre-Trial Motions and Proceedings

Once your spouse responds to your complaint notice, you’ll need to prepare for trial, even if you think you’ll settle before taking your divorce to court. Our divorce team is prepared to work with you in the discovery phase, and we can file any temporary orders on your behalf.

Negotiating Terms of Your Divorce

You and your ex can negotiate the terms of your divorce before getting it finalized with a judge. We will discuss your wants and needs with the opposing counsel. For instance, if you supported your spouse while they opened a new business, you may have a claim to an equitable amount of that business’s value.

You’ll also need to discuss your co-parenting plan, establishing where the children will live and if there should be child support payments scheduled. These matters can be decided before a trial is necessary, and we’re ready to support your needs.

The Divorce Trial

If you cannot reach an agreement with your spouse, then we will have to go to trial to finalize the divorce. This trial will proceed similarly to a criminal trial: both sides will present their arguments and evidence to a judge. Then there will be a decision made as to how any property is divided, who will take custody of the children, what kind of support is owed, and more.

FAQs and Divorce Resources in Vinings, GA

Are Divorce Forms Online in Vinings, GA?

The Cobb County Superior Court offers administrative forms for divorce online, including the forms for divorce with or without children. We can fill these out for you when you’re ready.

How do I Find the Best Divorce Lawyer for Me?

When you’re searching for a divorce lawyer, you should be considering whether they have the experience to help you with your divorce and if they’re a good fit for you and your needs. You should be looking for an attorney with a reputation for helping families in Cobb County.

Can I meet with a female attorney?

Of course. We recognize the advantages of working with the women’s divorce attorney you feel most comfortable with can bring a case. We’re here to work with you to get the best outcome possible.

Are there any unique considerations for divorce cases involving residents of Vinings?

As a Perimeter area community, Vinings is known for being a close-knit community with high income and assets. That means discretion and experience are key for anyone seeking the best divorce lawyer for their situation. Our experience handling high-asset divorces with sensitivity can greatly benefit you.

How can I protect my assets during a high-asset divorce?

Our experienced divorce attorneys will meticulously analyze your marital estate, identify and value assets, and develop a strategic plan to protect your financial assets. We will explain your options and guide you through asset valuation, tax implications, and legal strategies to get the best outcome possible.

Contact Our Vinings Divorce Lawyers Today

When you’re considering a divorce, you should be working with a law firm that offers confidence, integrity, and results. The Gentry Law Firm has helped families in Cobb County for decades, and we’ll use that experience to work with you. We offer compassionate advice that won’t needlessly antagonize your spouse so that you have options that get you a resolution that fits your goals as closely as possible.

Call our Vinings divorce attorneys today to schedule your complimentary consultation at (770) 425-5573 or make an appointment online.