Elovitz / O’Nan, LLC
Providing legal representation for families in Metropolitan Atlanta through representation in divorce, custody, & other domestic relations actions and by representing the interests of children in dependency and custody actions and mediating complex domestic relations cases

Divorce And Family Law: Overcoming Misconceptions

Going through a divorce or resolving a child custody case often requires replacing myths with facts. At Elovitz / O'Nan, LLC, in Atlanta, attorneys Rachel Elovitz and Gillian O'Nan have valuable insights to share.

Combating Myths About Divorce

Contact the law firm to discuss these and other mistaken ideas that past clients have often brought to our attention.

Myth #1: A divorce is simply a legal matter.

Fact: In the courtroom and in a final divorce decree, divorce may appear technical. However, nearly everyone who goes through a divorce also experiences it as an emotional process. The legal aspects are part of a life change that includes grieving and adaptation to life as a single person once again.

Myth #2: If you and your spouse agree on the terms of your divorce, you can hire one lawyer together to save time and money.

Fact: An attorney cannot represent both parties in a divorce. Furthermore, a truly uncontested divorce is extremely rare. You need legal counsel to address points of disagreement in the most reasonable and cost-effective way. A lawyer on your side can help you address important issues you would likely not be aware of otherwise.

Myth #3: If your spouse did something really wrong, like commit adultery, he or she is at fault and you can use that against him or her in the divorce.

Fact: Georgia is a no-fault divorce state. There is no need to spell out a reason for the court — and in general, a judge is not interested in why you are getting divorced.

Myth #4: Do-it-yourself divorce is a good way to save money and streamline the process of a marital dissolution.

Fact: Many people who try to do their own divorces hurt themselves and their children in the process. Lack of understanding of the law and the courts can lead to costly mistakes. It often takes more time and money for a lawyer to attempt to fix these mistakes than good representation from the start. Worse, some mistakes cannot be fixed. Property division can very rarely be modified once a divorce is final. You can lose out on marital assets that should rightfully be partially yours.

Having a lawyer doesn't mean your divorce will be more complicated or time-consuming; rather, it means you will have someone representing your best interests. With an attorney from Elovitz / O'Nan, LLC, on your side, you will be reassured of settlement-focused representation. Our lawyers take a holistic approach, working to limit conflict and encourage beneficial outcomes. Legal counsel will be tailored toward arriving at the best solutions for you and your family.

Resolving Other Legal Issues (Family Law And More)

At Elovitz / O'Nan, LLC, we adeptly handle divorce for high-net-worth individuals and people from all walks of life. We represent parents in child custody and visitation disputes, and we take cases involving:

  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Appeals in domestic relations matters
  • Guardian ad litem investigations (juvenile and superior court)
  • Paternity
  • Adoption home studies
  • Child advocacy
  • Child support
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Dependency and delinquency mediation
  • Civil mediation

Request A Consultation

Bring your concerns to the attention of a family law attorney at Elovitz / O'Nan, LLC. Call 404-662-2246 or 404-662-2240 or complete our online intake form.

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