Divorce Terminology

The law offices of Thomas P. Knox is a well-established North Georgia family law firm offering experienced legal counsel and representation in and around Forsyth County, handling a variety of domestic issues and other legal matters, including:

  • Divorce or marriage dissolution: Divorce is much more than an interpersonal problem between a husband and wife. A divorce takes a household consisting of a couple, and sometimes children, and separates all legal interests of the spouses into two households, including property, debts and residence in the marital home, if applicable. Decisions made in connection with a divorce will impact the divorced spouses' financial health for years to come. An experienced attorney is a valuable resource for Georgians approaching divorce.
  • Uncontested divorce: If two parties agree on all aspects of a divorce, it can be accomplished more cost-effectively and in a timely manner. However, it is surprising how often couples believe they have thought of all aspects of a divorce, but have overlooked some important area — such as retirement accounts or recreational equipment — where there is actually disagreement. A lawyer's counsel is important in the early stages of discussions with a soon-to-be ex-spouse even when the two parties truly believe they have an uncontested divorce planned.
  • Inexpensive divorce: Thomas P. Knox has abundant experience advising individuals and couples on ways to keep divorce affordable.
  • Property division: A careful inventory of assets and debts is an important foundation for a divorce.
  • Child custody and visitation: When there are minor children in a marriage, a family law judge will look at child custody questions from the perspective of what is best for the children.
  • Child support: A state calculator serves as a starting point for determination of child support obligations.
  • Alimony or spousal support: A long-term marriage, widely divergent income opportunities and compelling needs of one spouse for financial support sometimes mean that one spouse should support the other even after the divorce, at least for a period of time.
  • Modification of court orders
  • Guardianship
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Enforcement of court orders
  • Restraining orders
  • Temporary protective orders (TPOs)
  • Legal separation

"We are not in the practice of family law to talk anyone into or out of divorce. A minister, priest, rabbi or family member may fill that role. Rather, we advise clients on practical, cost-effective family law solutions. Our clients come to us when they have become convinced that divorce is the only solution or better than alternatives when a marriage has broken down." — Thomas P. Knox, Forsyth County divorce and family law lawyer

For Over 25 Years, Our Firm Has Represented Clients In North Georgia Communities. Contact Us To Learn How We Can Help You.

From law offices in Cumming in Forsyth County, our firm welcomes inquiries from potential clients in area communities regarding essential aspects of a Georgia divorce. Contact the law firm at 770-887-0400.