Family Law

Separation & Divorce Proceedings

Separation & Divorce Proceedings

If you are planning to file for divorce, you need an attorney who sincerely cares about your case and who will safeguard your personal interests throughout the divorce process. Make no mistake—the final outcome of this situation could have a major impact on your future. Give yourself the best possible chances of success by coming to Shadrix & Parmer, P.C.


When you choose us to work with you in your divorce, you will have a team with exhaustive family law experience on your side, giving you the benefit of our wealth of legal knowledge and our proven track record of success. Our peers and our many past clients know us for working diligently on every case we represent, and we have earned an excellent reputation for hard-hitting advocacy.

While divorce is primarily a personal and private matter between you and your spouse, it is also a legal matter which may involve issues such as child custody, property division and spousal support/alimony that must be settled before the court finalizes the dissolution of your marriage.

Attempting to resolve such disputes during what is often a highly stressful and emotionally charged experience can be difficult to say the least, and it is highly advisable to retain an attorney who can act as your advocate.

We represent clients in uncontested and contested divorce throughout West Georgia. As experienced trial attorneys, we help clients protect their rights and interests in all aspects of divorce litigation, mediation or collaborative law, including:

  • Equitable distribution of household assets
  • Division of complex assets such as retirement accounts or pension funds
  • Equitable division of marital debt
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Child custody and support, if applicable
  • Post-divorce modification or enforcement


While Georgia does not recognize a “legal separation,” preferring to find instead that a couple is either married or not married, you can enter into a separation agreement. Such an agreement may even provide for spousal support, in the form of pre-divorce payments made from one spouse to the other.


Georgia recognizes two types of divorce – fault and no fault. Most divorces in Georgia are no fault divorces. Basically, this means a spouse can file suit for a divorce and a Georgia court will grant it. The spouse filing must have been a resident of Georgia for six months and file for divorce in the county of residence. However, a non-resident may file for divorce against a spouse who has been a resident of Georgia for 6 months. In such cases, the divorce must be filed for in the county in which the defendant resides.

We encourage you to set up a free initial consultation today, during which we will take the time to have a straightforward discussion of the details of your case, address your concerns and work to determine the best legal options available to you.

If you need legal assistance regarding your divorce or legal separation, contact the law firm of Shadrix & Parmer, P.C. at 770-830-0809.