There are reasons behind every divorce. Unfortunately, the issues that led you and your spouse to this point can continue wreaking havoc while you work through the process of legally terminating your marriage. If you’re not prepared to weather the storm, difficult spouses and complex divorce cases can make an already complicated situation even worse.
When you choose to work with the compassionate, dedicated legal professionals at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC in Atlanta, you can have the peace of mind and confidence that comes from knowing your attorney and their team know how to handle difficult situations. We stand ready and willing to face the complexities that can arise during your divorce, so you can move on with your life.
Varieties of Atlanta Complex Cases
Some of the situations we have handled for our clients in the past include spouses who obstruct the negotiation process, abusive spouses, spouses with mental health or addition issues, and scenarios where a spouse and/or minor children are not physically located in Georgia.
Spouse Refuses to Negotiate
Divorce involves a certain amount of negotiation, with the ultimate goal of being able to come to an agreement with your spouse that is legally acceptable and reasonable. In an ideal scenario, you and your spouse would simply agree on every decision and that would be that. In reality, there is some give and take in most divorce matters.
In some cases though, one spouse tries to put up roadblocks by not being willing to even discuss possible settlement options. If your spouse refuses to negotiate at all, whether because they don’t want to face the fact that divorce proceedings are occurring, or because of greed or fear, it puts you in a tough position.
The attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC have handled many cases involving spouses who try to drag out proceedings unnecessarily. We will work tirelessly to bring the matter to resolution as quickly – and as painlessly – as possible.
Concerns That a Spouse is Not Being Forthcoming
Another type of complicated divorce arises when one spouse refuses to share financial information, or takes actions to deliberately hide or obfuscate their information in an attempt to receive a better settlement when the divorce has been finalized.
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It is a crime to hide property or other assets, but some spouses will try to do it anyway. At Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC, we can partner with forensic accounting specialists and others who can help ensure all required information and assets are brought to light.
We will also be fair, but tough, as we work with your spouse’s attorney to try to resolve this type of issue.
Spousal Abuse Issues
When one spouse abuses the other, or abuses children in the household, finding the courage to divorce him or her is one of the hardest things the victim spouse can do.
If your spouse is violent, taking action to protect yourself and minor children needs to be your first priority. You may want to take criminal or civil legal action to protect yourself during a divorce. Decisions to stay in or leave the home could impact the ultimate property settlement and any alimony decisions, so it is important to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
The attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC understand Georgia’s Domestic Violence Act, as well as civil and criminal actions that are often involved when divorcing an abusive spouse. We are prepared to help you through your divorce with as little difficulty as necessary.
Mental Health or Substance Abuse Issues
Trying to negotiate with a spouse who is battling a mental illness or a substance abuse problem can be exhausting, even in the best of circumstances. Your spouse may be hostile, unreasonable, and vengeful, which can make you feel even more sad, angry and frustrated.
You may also be fighting feelings of guilt over divorcing your spouse when he or she is struggling with depression or another mental illness, or is in the grip of an alcohol, drug, or gambling problem. However, the bottom line is that you need to do what is best for you, and for any children in your household.
The attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC understands the challenges you are facing, and we will work hard to help you get through this chapter of your life. We also understand and are adept at dealing with difficult situations that can arise when a client’s spouse is battling a mental illness or a substance abuse problem. We will look for ways to resolve your divorce and come to agreements, so you can move on.
Spouse or Children in Another State or Country
Sometimes, it is necessary to divorce a spouse who is not physically located in Georgia, or to handle a child custody or child support matter when your child is out of the state (or even out of the country.)
As long as you meet the residency requirements to file for divorce in Georgia by living in the state for at least six consecutive months before filing for divorce, it doesn’t matter where your spouse is located. You can begin the proceedings.
If your spouse cannot be located, or will not accept service of the divorce papers, the family law attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC can still help. We know you probably want to end your marriage as quickly as possible, and we will work hard to make that happen for you, wherever your spouse is living.
Choose a Divorce Attorney with the Experience You Need to Weather the Storm. We know Atlanta Complex Cases. Choose Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC.
Unfortunately, there’s not usually much about divorce that is easy. However, when you have capable advocates representing your interests, they can help make the process smoother and less contentious.
The family law attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC in Atlanta have the experience, determination, and commitment you need to see your divorce matter through to the end – no matter how dicey things may seem now. To learn more and to schedule an initial consultation today, simply call 404.996.0806. Or, if you prefer, contact us online.