Decatur, GA asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia

Q: Can I file a counterclaim after divorce?

My now ex husband talked me into not getting a lawyer for our divorce. His lawyer did not go over the paperwork with me and advised me it was simple enough to read without a lawyer. I want alimony. Can I still counter claim the divorce?

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Samantha A Holloway
Samantha A Holloway
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It is difficult to tell from your message where you are in the divorce process. I would suggest that you contact a lawyer for a consultation so that you can receive advice on how to proceed.

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Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You need to speak with an attorney about your options. It is unclear whether you have signed a binding agreement.

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Michael D. Birchmore agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleagues, we are unclear where you are in the process right now. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case and present you with the options.

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Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with the first three responses. As long as the case is open and there have been no court orders which might limit the parties in what they can or cannot do, yes. You could file a counterclaim or, if you have already filed one, you could amend it.

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