Atlanta, GA asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia

Q: In the state of Georgia, does the husband get better treatment if the wife files for divorce?

My estranged husband stated I should be the one to file divorce even though I didn't want a divorce, because if he files I'd be entitled to more support from him or something. Is this true?

3 Lawyer Answers
Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It does not make a difference who files first in the divorce action, it does not mean one party will have preferential treatment over the other party.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Both parties should be treated equally. It doesn’t matter who files for the divorce. You should work with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action for the divorce.

V. Joy Edwards
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V. Joy Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: This is false. Consult with experienced legal counsel to discuss the best course of action for your INDIVIDUAL case.

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