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Family Law Attorneys Who Really Care
A family law dispute is uniquely personal in a way that few other legal issues are. For yourself and your loved ones, it is critical to advocate for the most desirable outcomes. That being said, the process also matters. During a difficult time like this, you need the help of an experienced attorney who listens to you, patiently explains your options and guides you through the experience step by step. That’s what you’ll find when you contact The Law Offices in The Bruce Building.
As two general practice law firms under one roof, their attorneys are able to provide a wide variety of family law services and representation, including assistance with:
- Contested and uncontested divorce
- Asset and debt division
- Child custody and support
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Prenuptial agreements
- Paternity matters
Guidance In Divorce And Property Division
Even after you set aside the emotional and relationship consequences associated with ending a marriage, you are still left with many practical decisions to make about money, property and other assets. The decisions you reach now will likely financially impact you and your children for years to come. Therefore, it is critical to work with an experienced attorney who will ensure that you receive a fair and realistic divorce settlement.
Property division in Georgia uses an “equitable distribution” model. This means that nearly all assets acquired during the marriage will be considered marital property and therefore must be divided equitably. Decisions to make include how to divide:
- Money in bank accounts and investments
- Retirement accounts and savings
- The marital residence
- Home goods and furnishings
- Shared vehicles
- Joint debts
Each type of asset comes with its own considerations regarding taxes, value appreciation and depreciation. Attorney Robert Patten or Kenneth Bruce will discuss these with you before deciding on priorities in negotiation or litigation. They can then help you prioritize the assets which are most important to you and your children.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation Today
The Law Office of Robert M. Patten, LLC and the Law Office of Kenneth D. Bruce, LLC are both conveniently located in The Bruce Building in Summerville, Georgia. They proudly serve clients throughout Northwest Georgia. To take advantage of a free initial consultation about your family law issue, call 706-907-0892 or fill out our online contact form and ask for Robert or Kenneth.