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Savannah Divorce Lawyers

Helping Navigate the Dissolution of Marriage in Georgia

Couple getting divorcedAt 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 property division or a heated child 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.

Contact us now to schedule a consultation with our Savannah divorce lawyer!

The Georgia Divorce Process at a Glance

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

Our seasoned Savannah 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.
  • Residency Requirement – At least one spouse must have resided in Georgia for six months or more.
  • Equitable Distribution – Property needs to be divided fairly, which means there may not be a 50/50 split.
  • Alimony (Spousal Support) – Not every divorce will produce an alimony order. It depends on several factors, including the length of the marriage, the financial situation of each party, and the conduct of all parties.
  • Child Support – Georgia determines 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, we can help 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. We offer 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, and many other 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 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. We know the law, how to file, and can help you avoid common mistakes.

Georgia Grounds for Divorce

Georgia recognizes both fault and no-fault divorces. A no-fault divorce simply means that you are not placing blame on your spouse for the end of your marriage. Irretrievable breakdown is the grounds for a no-fault divorce. This simply means that your marriage is broken beyond repair.

A fault divorce means that you are blaming your spouse for the breakdown of your marriage. The grounds for a fault divorce are:

  • Adultery
  • Cruelty
  • Desertion
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Force, duress, or fraud in obtaining a marriage
  • Impotency
  • Incest
  • Insanity
  • Irreconcilable differences
  • Pregnant at the time of marriage by another man
  • Conviction of a crime

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

Client Testimonials

  • “Everything was handled with integrity and attention to detail. His staff was friendly and supportive in every way which says so much about how he manages his business.”

    April

  • “Mrs Fassett kept me informed of all my options at every stage of my case and helped me understand all of the laws involved. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.”

    Chris

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

    Freddie

  • “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

  • “He is knowledgeable, competent, and he and his whole firm treated me with respect.”

    Dawn