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Statesboro Divorce Attorney

Nobody plans on getting a divorce, but unfortunately 50% of marriages end in divorce. The divorce rate for second or subsequent marriages is even higher. If you have to go through a divorce you want the best representation you can have. The Hube Law Firm has represented hundreds of individuals through the difficult divorce process. We have vast experience in handling divorce, custody, visitation, child support and alimony cases. The Hube Law Firm has the experience and knowledge necessary to guide you through these difficult matters.

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Divorces can be either uncontested or contested. In an uncontested divorce the parties are able to reach an agreement on all of the issues in the case, which can include custody, visitation, child support, alimony, division of property and division of debts. An uncontested divorce is the fastest and most affordable way to maneuver through the divorce process. The Hube Law Firm can guide you through the issues involved in an uncontested divorce, so that you reach a settlement that is most beneficial to you and your future.

In a contested divorce the parties are unable to reach an agreement on the issues involved in the case. As a result, there will be hearings before a judge who will resolve the issues in the case. You need a divorce attorney who has the knowledge and experience to present your case to the court. The Hube Law Firm has that knowledge and experience. Whether it involves your children or your finances, the outcome of your divorce case will have long lasting ramifications for you. With so much on the line you need the highest
quality representation.

Custody Issues

If you are like most people, your children are the most important thing in your life. That is why it is so important to have a Statesboro divorce attorney who can fight for you and your children.

The custody laws in Georgia recognize several forms of custody. Joint legal custody is the most common form of custody. With joint legal custody, one parent will have physical custody of the child or children the majority of the time. This parent is known as the custodial parent. The other parent, or non- custodial parent, will have a set schedule of visitation. The non-custodial parent has the ability to access school and medical records that are related to the child or children. The custodial parent has an obligation to communicate with the non-custodial parent on important issues involving the child or children in the areas of education, religion, medical care and extra-curricular activities.

Sole legal custody is structured very much like joint legal custody. There will be a custodial parent who will have physical custody of the child the majority of the time. There will also be a non-custodial parent who will have a set schedule of visitation. The difference between sole legal custody and joint legal custody is with sole custody the non-custodial parent does not have ability to access school and medical records of the child or children. Also, the custodial parent has no obligation to consult with the non-custodial parent on
important matters concerning the child or children.

Joint physical custody is a shared custody arrangement with physical custody of the child or children being split equally between the parties. Typically, each parent will have the child or children for one week at a time. However, it is possible to reach an agreement between the parties to structure the custody schedule in any way the parties desire.

If a judge has to make a decision regarding custody of a child or children in your case he may employ a guardian ad litem. This is an attorney who is appointed by the judge to represent the interests of the child or children. The guardian ad litem can interview the child or children, teachers, relatives, or anyone else who may have relevant knowledge about the child or children. After performing an investigation, the guardian ad litem will submit a report to the judge to help the judge make a decision with regards to custody. It is important to hire an attorney with experience dealing with guardian ad litems. The Hube Law Firm has the experience you need.

In any custody matter, the judge will decide the issue of custody using a “best interest of the child” standard. There are many factors that go into making this decision. You need an attorney who knows how to present the best possible case to the judge, so that you can have a successful resolution in your case.

Visitation Issues

If you do not have physical custody of your child or children, you will want to have as much visitation time you can possibly have. The standard visitation schedule for years and years has been every other weekend from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, several weeks in the summertime, and one-half of the major holidays. You need a Statesboro divorce attorney who will fight for you to have more than just the standard visitation schedule.

There are other opportunities for expanded visitation that The Hube Law Firm will fight for. Extra time with your child or children can take the form of expanded weekend visitation like Thursday afternoon to Monday morning instead of Friday to Sunday visitation. It is also possible to have visitation time with your child or children for one-half of the summer along with substantial time during holidays and school breaks.

The Hube Law Firm will fight insure that you have as much time with your child or children that is possible.

Child Support

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In any case where children are involved, the non-custodial parent will be ordered to pay child support. Child support in Georgia is set using the child support worksheets. This is a computer based program that takes into account different factors in determining the appropriate amount of child support.

The incomes of both parties are taken into account when calculating child support. If either parent is paying insurance premiums or daycare expenses for the child or children, those expenses will be used in calculating child support. There are also other factors that can be utilized in determining the appropriate amount of child support that should be paid in a case involving children. The Hube Law Firm has extensive experience in representing individuals in child support matters.

If you have an existing child support order, but your ex-spouse is not paying as they should, you have the right to take them back to court to enforce the child support order. A judge may hold your ex-spouse in contempt for failing to uphold their obligation to pay child support. A judge may sanction the non-paying party in a number of ways which can include putting in place a repayment schedule, awarding attorney’s fees, or even putting the individual in jail until back child support has been paid.

Child support is one of the few financial issues that may be modified after a divorce is over. If one party has a substantial change in their financial circumstances they can seek modification of child support. A change in financial circumstances can arise from a reduction or increase in income for one of the parties. Increased expenses for the child or children can also be a change in financial circumstances that can give rise to a modification of child support.

Division of Assets and Debts

You have worked hard during your adult life to be successful. You may own a home, vehicles and retirement accounts. In a divorce case those assets will be divided either by agreement of the parties or by a judge.

The law governing the division of both assets and debts in Georgia is equitable division. This law does not mean a 50/50 split of assets and debts. The judge can utilize quite a few factors in deciding how to divide assets and debts in a divorce case. Some of those factors are the incomes of the parties, the behavior of the parties during the marriage, and the contribution of each party to the assets and debts that need to be divided.

It is vitally important to have a Statesboro divorce attorney who knows the law in this area and knows how to effectively present your case to a judge. A bad financial outcome in a divorce case can be disastrous for your future.

The Hube Law Difference

If you are facing a divorce, you need an experienced attorney on your side who will be there to guide you through this difficult process.

At The Hube Law Firm, our customer service sets us apart. We strive to maintain contact with our clients. We will return your phone calls and schedule appointments to discuss your case with you, so that you can stay informed about your case.