Family Law Guidance

Legal disputes involving family can be challenging. Not only are there various legal issues to resolve, but there also are the emotional complexities of dealing with a failing marriage, the fear of how these changes will affect the children and other issues. Moreover, it is quite likely that the litigation or resolution of these legal issues will not change the fact that parents still need to work together to raise their children.

Located in Jasper and serving Pickens County and the surrounding area, Marger Stuart, LLC, provides guidance on a variety of family law issues. An attorney who understands that each client faces different challenges, Cortney M. Stuart listens to all the details of your case as well as your goals and needs during the initial consultation. She then tailors a legal strategy that offers the best possible outcome for her clients.

Sometimes these matters can be worked through arbitration or mediation outside of court to keep costs down, reduce the stress levels of family and move the process forward in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, which might leave court as the best option for protecting your individual and parental rights.

Typical Family Matters We Handle For Clients

Our legal team helps individuals and families facing the following challenges:

  • Divorce: We can help dissolve the marriage, divide assets and help structure child custody.
  • Child custody: Whether it be an initial action or a modification, we can help you achieve your custody goals with the best interests of the child in mind.
  • Grandparents' rights: Georgia is one of a few states that recognizes grandparent rights in custody and visitation.
  • Prenuptial agreements: These agreements are increasingly common and help couples determine financial obligation after the marriage.
  • Property division: Georgia is an equitable distribution state, which means the assets and debts will be divided fairly rather than strictly in half.
  • Annulments: Divorce ends a marriage, while an annulment makes it invalid.
  • Child support: This is based on an equation that includes gross income, the number of children and other unique factors.
  • Alimony: This can be either rehabilitative (short term) or permanent. The amount often considers age of spouse, education and their ability to work.
  • Adoption: This can be done domestically through a private arrangement or a state agency.
  • Legitimation: Fathers of children born out of wedlock do not automatically have rights.
  • Department of Family and Children's Services: If the state has custody of your child, we work with you to get them returned to you as quickly as possible.
  • Any other family issue

Contact The Firm To Discuss Your Family Law Issue

Schedule a meeting with family law lawyer Cortney M. Stuart. Call our office at 678-456-5117, or send us a message.