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At Johnson Kraeuter, LLC, we are committed to helping families transition through a difficult emotional and legal process to reach a stronger future. Our boutique family law firm offers personal, dedicated counsel you can expect, and the trial-tested, seasoned representation you need. These are among the many reasons we believe you should consider us to handle your case.

Our Savannah divorce attorneys have more than 100 years of experience between them, having earned recognition such as the AV® Rating for ethics and skill as well as inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®.

Whether your case involves significant and complicated assets or a heated custody battle, our legal advocates have the resources and insight to help you navigate the divorce process, protecting your interests as you move forward. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your goals. Call (912) 421-2900 today to schedule a consultation.

Georgia Divorce at a Glance

If you are looking for trusted legal counsel to keep you informed at every stage of your divorce, you have come to the right place. Backed by decades of nationally recognized experience, our divorce lawyers in Savannah work tirelessly to represent our clients and provide responsive, timely counsel.

Our seasoned divorce attorneys can guide you through each step of your divorce:

  • Grounds for Divorce – There is no-fault divorce in Georgia, but there are also 12 grounds for an at-fault divorce, such as desertion and adultery.
  • Residency Requirement – At least one spouse must have resided in Georgia for six months or more.
  • Equitable Distribution – In this system, property needs to be divided fairly, which means there may not be a 50/50 split of marital assets and debts.
  • Alimony (Spousal Support) – Not every divorce will produce an alimony order. It depends on the marriage’s length, each party’s financial situation, and the conduct of the parties.
  • Child Support – Georgia’s child support guidelines determine the amount of child support to be paid based on the parents’ gross incomes.
  • Child Custody – All divorcing parents need to submit a parenting plan. They might both submit a joint custody arrangement, or each parent can submit their own parenting plan to have a judge make his own determination.

If you have significant assets involved in your divorce, our family lawyers have the extensive experience to help you handle these complex divorces as well. No matter how difficult the case is, our goal will be to resolve your matters discreetly out of court, saving you time and needless stress. If however, we need to go to trial in order to protect your long-term interests, we will not back down from representing you in court. We frequently handle matters of litigation, and we are prepared to do what it takes to help you reach satisfactory results.

Tips to Simplify Your Divorce

Divorce does not have to be hard. We understand that it can be an emotional rollercoaster, which can amplify underlying issues and cause heated conflicts. Our family law attorneys offer some important tips to keep things civil and make your divorce as simple as possible.

  • Keep your emotions in check. Try to deal with your emotions as best as possible by seeking counseling, spending time with loved ones, and looking at the big picture. Don't let your emotions get the best of you, because you may end up making decisions that can ruin relationships and make everybody worse off.
  • Be organized. Divorce requires a lot of paperwork, such as tax returns, property titles, bank records, and many other personal records. Start collecting what you need and make sure you have copies and are able to access them when you need to do so.
  • Stay open to compromise. Know that you may not always get what you want. Instead of dragging out battles and taking every single matter to court, be open to meeting your spouse in the middle so you can save time, stress, and money.
  • Seek an attorney if you need help. While you can certainly file uncontested divorces yourself, it is a better idea to have a professional handle it for you. Divorce attorneys know the law, how to file, and can help you avoid common mistakes.

To learn more about our divorce services, you can reach us at (912) 421-2900.

Client Testimonials

  • “Paul not only averted a trial but got me a very satisfactory settlement and a quick closure to the matter.”

    Joseph

  • “They said "Paul is the most intelligent lawyer I know". They were right but more than that he is an honest caring man and his staff are awesome.”

    John

  • “One thing I really like is Scot's confidence...it made ME confident that I had such a bad-a** on my side when going into battle.”

    Amy

  • “I have found Scot to be professional, extremely organized, fully knowledgeable of law, excellent research and communication.”

    Jerry

  • “If you need legal help this is the place to go.”

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