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What's the Quickest Way to Get a Divorce?

In Georgia, the quickest way to get a divorce is through an uncontested divorce.

A smooth uncontested divorce can be finalized in as little as 31 days. All the major issues related to the divorce are settled between the parties, with no loose ends. That's how it's supposed to work, anyway.

Here are a few areas you and your spouse should try to pre-emptively resolve in order to help fast-track a divorce:

Do Stepparents Get Visitation Rights in Georgia?

Stepparents in many states have a hand in raising a child, which we often see in Hollywood. But in Georgia, stepparents can't be awarded visitation rights or be obligated to pay child support to stepchildren.

In most states, the court will show a strong preference to the natural parents' wishes, but stepparents can still overcome that presumption.

Georgia, however, is another story.