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Will My Atlanta Divorce Have to Go to Trial?

Like most civil cases, the majority of divorces in Atlanta are settled without the need for a trial. Instead, the parties often come to an agreement or attend mediation where they resolve any contested matters. Their attorneys then draft a document outlining these agreements.

A judge must approve any agreements, but a family law attorney can ensure they are appropriate and fair. Typically, the judge will not contest an agreement that meets these standards.

Of course, some divorces do go to trial, especially when significant issues prevent spouses from reaching an agreement. In these cases, the judge will hear arguments from each side, listen to witness testimonies, review evidence, and rule on any disputed matters. The court then issues a final decision and decree.

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