Georgia Divorce

Access the information you need to know about Georgia divorce laws, child custody, and support so you can make the best decisions in your separation or divorce. You'll can also locate divorce lawyers and other professionals, separation and divorce forms, calculate child support, find support groups and domestic abuse services in your area, as well as the required parenting classes.

You can also find additional information about all aspects of divorce, custody, starting over, and rebuilding your life in our various divorce articles.


Bushnell & Drye, LLC
Scott T. Bushnell
6 Concourse Parkway, Suite 3100
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (404) 869-1201
Counties: Fulton county

Bushnell & Drye, LLC provides aggressive and reliable legal representation for your family law or workers' compensation matters in Atlanta and surrounding areas in Georgia.

Frederick S. Islieb
1122 Monticello St, Suite 16
Covington, Georgia 30014
Ph.: 770-714-7559
Counties Served: Newton, Henry, Rockdale, Morgan, Butts and Walton

We provide quality legal representation and services that are affordable, and your first consultation is free.

Kitchens New Cleghorn
Jeff Cleghorn
2973 Hardman Court Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-239-3932
Counties: Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett, and Clark

From the moment you walk in the door at Kitchens New Cleghorn, rest assured you will have the most diligent advocates at your service. As head of the Atlanta divorce team, attorney Jeff Cleghorn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on Georgia divorce and family law to your specific case, helping ensure you get the best possible outcome.

Nathaniel M. Smith
70 Macon St.
McDonough, GA 30253
Ph.: 678-849-4748
Counties: Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Newton, Spalding, and Rockdale

Divorce can be emotionally complex, requiring not only legal expertise, but also patience, wisdom, and compassion. I have made it my mission to provide my clients with the best legal representation possible, in and out of court, at an affordable rate to ensure each client feels they have retained the best lawyer for their case.


Betsey Neely, Coaching & Consulting
73 Delmont Dr. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 237-0365
Counties: Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett county

I help clients reduce legal fees, choose competent attorneys, negotiate client-friendly fee arrangements, communicate effectively with attorneys, and understand the legal processes. I also advise about the many alternatives to litigation. Most importantly, I help individuals recover from divorce. This includes goal setting, career development, making lifestyle changes, and engaging in a creative process of life planning.


QdroDesk is an online QDRO service which gives divorcing couples, and the lawyers who represent them, the ability to create their own Qualified Domestic Relations Orders for the division of retirement funds.


ACCORD Mediation, Arbitration, and Conflict Resolution
970 Sidney Marcus Blvd, Suite 1203
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Phone: 678-520-2866

Raymond James Financial Services
Richard P Hendry
11175 Cicero Dr., Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 678-578-2430
Fax: 770-234-5827
Counties Served: Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Cherokee

At Raymond James Financial Services, we provide extensive divorce financial planning assistance to both men and women going through a divorce. We utilize an objective team approach to advise our clients regarding financial issues during the divorce settlement process and in the post-divorce implementation of the client’s settlement. This includes:

  • QDRO Preparation Services
  • Mediation Sessions
  • Insurance Protection For Settlement Agreements
  • College Planning For Divorced Parents
  • Handling 401k Transfers
  • Managing and Re-titling Investment Accounts
  • Retirement Planning and Post- Retirement Asset Management
  • Post-divorce Management of Investment Income
  • Beneficiary Updates on Accounts


Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Lewis J Forbes, Jr. – Financial Advisor
1501 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 125
Marietta, GA  30062
Phone: 770-285-1201
Advisor is licensed and registered to do business with U.S. residents only in the State of Georgia.

Burns Valuation Consulting
Brad Burns - CDFA, CFA, CVA
12610 Itaska Walk
Alpharetta , GA 30004
Phone: 678-235-4616
Counties Served: Fulton, Cherokee

Raymond James Financial Services - Member FINRA/SIPC
Richard P. Hendry - Branch Manager
11175 Cicero Dr., Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 678-578-2430


Some Georgia county courts require parents who are going through a separation or divorce parents to attend a 4-hour educational seminar on the effects of divorce on their minor children. Different counties have various programs, and you can look up the information for your area below:


Atlanta's Divorce Support
Get the encouragement and support from other people who have been in your shoes and can relate to what you are experiencing. This is a free group for people in Georgia who are currently dealing with a separation or divorce, as well as those transitioning into single life afterwards, which focuses on their unique needs and struggles.

More Divorce Groups


GA Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Georgia Domestic Relations Code - Section 19

Statute numbers for specific topics:

  • Annulment - § 19-4-2
  • Residency requirements and where to file for divorce - § 19-5-5
  • Grounds for divorce - § 19-5-3
  • Legal separation - § 19-6-10
  • Referral for alternative dispute resolution - § 19-5-1
  • Equitable division of property - § 19-3-9
  • Alimony / spousal support - § 19-6-1
  • Factors in determining amount of alimony - § 19-6-6
  • Restoration of maiden or prior name - § 19-5-16
  • Child custody - § 19-9-3
  • Parenting plans - § 19-9-1
  • Guidelines for determining child support - § 19-6-15



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