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Meriwether & Tharp, LLC is the largest family law firm in Georgia and has multiple locations with divorce lawyers near you. Our attorneys focus only on family law issues. Meriwether & Tharp has been serving Gwinnett County, Georgia and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. Our Lawrenceville office serves people from Hall County and Buford following I-85 South towards Lawrenceville, Norcross and Lilburn. Meetings with a Lawrenceville divorce lawyer at this office are by appointment only. Our divorce attorneys have over 200 years of combined experience working on all aspects of divorce: child custody, child support, alimony, and property division. Call now to have a free phone consultation with one of Meriwether & Tharp's experienced Lawrenceville divorce lawyers.
Divorce Lawyers Near You
Phone: (678) 527-5190
Fax: (678) 879-9001
Address: 2180 Satellite Blvd, Suite 400, Duluth, GA 30097
Heading North on I-85 (From Atlanta) - Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 105 for GA-120/Boggs Rd toward Lawrenceville/Duluth. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Georgia 120 E/Lawrenceville. Turn right onto Satellite Blvd NW. Destination is on your right.
Heading South on I-85 or I-985 (From Hall County or Buford) - Merge onto I-85 South. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 109 for Sugarloaf Pkwy. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Satellite Blvd NW. Destination is on your left.
Choosing a Divorce Lawyer
People searching for help with their family law needs always want to know who is the best divorce attorney or the best divorce law firm. You might be looking for the best divorce lawyers in Lawrenceville or Gwinnett County on the whole. You may start asking friends and family members for recommendations on a divorce attorney. Nevertheless, you should know that each and every case is unique, so what worked for someone else - might not work for you. Choosing the right attorney is not easy. There's more to it than simply selecting the "divorce lawyer near me." Knowing what to look for is half the battle. Click "read more" to learn how to choose the best divorce lawyer for your case.
What to Bring to Your First Meeting
The best advocate for your family law case is a lawyer that fully understands all of your goals and has a great understanding of all the unique facts of your case. Generally speaking, the more information you share with your attorney, the better your outcome may be. Many people wonder what exactly they should bring to their first meeting with their divorce lawyer. Tax returns? Bank statements? Mortgage statements and other bills? Is all of that necessary? Possibly. Click "read more" to learn what exactly to bring to your first meeting with your divorce attorney.
Asset Division: How is Property Divided?
In Gwinnett County and throughout all of Georgia, property is divided using "equitable division." Equitable division does not mean assets are automatically split 50/50. It simply means that assets will be divided "equitably" or "fairly" after considering all of the evidence. Some assets are not to be divided - these assets are classified as "separate property." Assets that are subject to division are classified as "marital property." This can include dividing the house and any other property or assets that were acquired during the marriage. The house is typically the largest asset for most people. As such, there are a few different ways to decide who gets the house or the proceeds from the sale of the house. Select a topic below to learn more.
- Who Gets the House? Dividing the Marital Home
- Determining Marital vs. Separate Property
- How are Marital Assets Divided?
- Property division checklist
Where Should my Divorce be Filed?
If you are filing for divorce, your case will be filed in the Superior Court of your spouse's county of residence. If you are being served with divorce papers, your case will take place in the Superior Court of the county that you are a resident of. For Gwinnett County, divorces will be filed at the Gwinnett County Superior Court located in Lawrenceville, GA at 75 Langley Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Gwinnett County Superior Court charges a $214 filing fee to file a divorce action. Divorce lawyers in Gwinnett County will often roll this into their fee. For more questions on filing or procedure generally, select one of the topics below.
Is Alimony Appropriate?
One of the biggest questions divorce lawyers get
is "will I have to pay alimony" or "am I entitled to alimony"? Alimony is not
appropriate in every case. Judges in Georgia typically consider a list of factors
to determine if alimony is warranted. It generally comes down considering the
length of the marriage and the receiving spouse's need vs. the paying spouse's
ability to pay. To learn more about alimony, select a topic below.
Take The Next Step
Meriwether & Tharp offers free telephone consultations with one of our experienced divorce lawyers. Please do not hesitate to call our office at (678) 879-9000 or fill out the contact form directly below. Any information you provide is strictly confidential. Divorce is difficult and we know you have lots of questions. Let Meriwether & Tharp guide you through this difficult time.