Atlanta Divorce Lawyers For Men
While every divorcing couple’s situation is unique, men often have a different set of concerns and issues than women. Choosing an attorney who understands and can represent those specific needs completely can make the difference between ending your marriage badly, and being in a position to face your future with confidence.
As experienced divorce lawyers representing men throughout the state of Georgia, the legal professionals at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC in Atlanta know how to address the issues that can be unique to husbands going through divorce. We’ll work hard to fight for your rights, so you can focus on moving on to the next chapter.
Helping Men Fight For What’s Most Important
Any competent divorce lawyer will be able to help you end your marriage through the Georgia court system. However, an attorney who understands the common challenges men can face during a divorce action, and who takes the time to understand your challenges and needs, will be more likely to get you an outcome that you can feel good about.
Societal expectations about parenting roles have been changing over recent years, however on average, women still tend to be awarded primary custody of minor children more frequently than men. We know that your role as a father is just as important in your child’s life as their mother is. However, unless your attorney is able to demonstrate that in your divorce pleadings, the court may not know it.
Custody determinations should always be made based on what is best for your child. The court’s decision will be based on the information made available during the divorce proceedings. Your Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC divorce attorney will help further your case by identifying and gathering information that can help support your request for child custody.
Atlanta Divorce and Alimony
If your spouse is asking the court to award alimony payments as part of the divorce settlement, you may be concerned about the request. Maybe you feel it is too high, or that your spouse does not actually need any type of spousal support. A divorce attorney who represents men can help fight to make sure the court has all of the information they need to evaluate alimony requests.
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On the flip side, some men today are choosing to stay home to take care of the household and raise children, so their spouses can further their educations or careers. While this type of arrangement was uncommon just two or three decades ago, it is becoming more and more commonplace in the Atlanta area, as the old gender norms are shattered. If this describes your role in your marriage, you will need an experienced attorney who can fight for your rights, to make sure you receive the compensation you need in the divorce to help you get back on solid financial footing.
Making sure your minor child’s financial needs are met is key; few fathers would try to argue their responsibility to care for their children. However, men do need to be vigilant during divorce proceedings to fight any unreasonable child support requests their child’s other parent may make.
An experienced divorce attorney who represents men can help make sure child support awards are based on all of the relevant facts and circumstances.
Equitable Property Division
In a divorce proceeding, the division of marital property should be “equitable” in Georgia. Equitable does not mean equal; the onus is on each party to demonstrate why their proposed property division is equitable, based on facts and circumstances.
Men who are business owners will want to make sure that the value of what they’ve worked to build is preserved to the full extent of the law. Regardless of what type of assets make up your balance sheet, you will need to be vigilant about protecting your property rights – especially if your spouse has an attorney who is trying to push for a property division that is not equitable.
Your Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC divorce attorney will work hard to protect what’s legally yours.
Deep and Broad Experience in Atlanta Divorce
When you are looking for a divorce attorney and law firm to represent you, it is important to choose a lawyer who understands Georgia family law courts, one whose experience includes standing up for husbands and fathers in circumstances similar to yours. Every divorce action is different, however an attorney who has worked through the same type of issues in the past will likely be better-equipped to apply that knowledge and experience to the facts and issues of your case.
Atlanta divorce attorney Jeff Cleghorn, of Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC in Atlanta, brings a unique mix of legal knowledge, negotiation and litigation skill, and military service experience to the table.
Jeff served as an Officer in the United States Army’s Military Intelligence Corps and as a Major serving on the Joint Staff for the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon. In his capacity as a liaison to senior Pentagon decision-makers, Jeff’s skills as a disciplined, deliberate and tenacious negotiator were invaluable. That military experience also served him well representing service members in a range of legal matters when he began his legal career. Jeff brings those same skill sets to the table when representing husbands and fathers in Georgia divorce actions.
A Firm That Will Fight for Your Rights and Needs
As a man, it is important to make sure your interests and rights don’t take a back seat to your spouse’s interests and rights in your divorce. When you hire an experienced Atlanta divorce attorney to advocate for you, you can be confident that important decisions related to alimony, child custody, child support and property division can have the weighting and attention they deserve.
At Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC in Atlanta, we do not exclusively represent husbands and fathers. However, we give every one of our clients the personalized and dedicated representation they deserve. To learn more and to schedule an in-office consultation, contact us online or call us at 404.996.0806 today.