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Divorce Gainesville, Georgia, Family, Family-Divorce Lawyer

During a divorce, you will be making important decisions that will affect you and your family for years to come. At the firm of Candace M. Williams, P.C. in Gainesville, Georgia, I will make you aware of the importance of the documents and the decisions in each client’s divorce. I have practiced solely in the area of family law for 18-plus years right here in Hall County, Georgia. I have tried hundreds of cases, managed and trained Associates, legal assistants and paralegals, and helped families throughout Northeast Georgia.

I know family law at the highest level, call me today for more information 470-691-0189, personal attention, personal service. I handle your case, not a chain of command making it hard to get in touch with the attorney. Contact  ● [email protected]

In Georgia, there are thirteen statutory grounds for a divorce including:

  • Intermarriage by persons within prohibitive degrees
  • Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage
  • Impotency at the time of the marriage
  • Force, duress, fraud in obtaining the marriage
  • Pregnancy of wife by a man other than husband at the time of marriage unknown to husband
  • Adultery by either of the parties after marriage
  • Willful and continued desertion by a party for a period of one (1) year
  • Conviction of either party for an offense involving moral turpitude under which he or she is sentenced to imprisonment for a period of two (2) years or longer
  • Habitual intoxication
  • Cruel treatment which shall consist of willful infliction of pain bodily or mental, upon the complaining party, such as reasonably justifies appreciation of danger to life, limb, or health
  • Incurable mental illness
  • The marriage is irretrievably broken.


Having the assistance of a hands on skilled lawyer during your divorce gives you a feeling of assurance. You have an advocate on your side who knows the law, and knows how to help you. I am available in person, via telephone, face time, Skype, various methods to make it easy to consult with an experienced family lawyer.

I will consult with you for an hourly rate, fill you in after this brief assessments on the pros and cons of the cases, create a strategy with you such as how you should announce your separation, should you serve by sheriff, or process server, educate you about discovery, and obtain documents absolutely necessary, trace assets, obtain appraisals, business evaluations, appoint a guardian ad item for the children to represent the children, prepare you for mediation, negotiate agreements on your behalf, and if we are not successful prepare you, your witnesses, experts, for trial. It is truly a process, and you will not do it alone.


Depending upon the county your action is filed in, you may be required to attend mandatory mediation in a case. While this process is discussed more in our section “alternatives to trial,” you should be aware that the mediator’s fees are in addition to your attorney fees and fees vary greatly and can range from $200-400 an hour.

Fees for the mediator are usually equally split by the parties and often most mediation sessions take at least four to six hours. In some cases multiple sessions maybe necessary to resolve matters related to your case.

EXPERTS The need for experts in your divorce matter depends greatly on the issues of your case. You may also be required to pay costs related to any necessary experts consulted during your case. Experts may be used to provide testimony concerning child psychology, mental and physical abuse, valuations of businesses or personal property, appraisals of real estate, and/or forensic accounting reports.

Additionally, independent custody evaluators may be hired to perform a custody study or vocational experts may be necessary to determine what financial support is necessary and what a party is capable of earning.

COURT COSTS A filing fee must be paid to the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the divorce case is initiated. Each county can set its own filing fee, within certain limits. Currently, the average filing fee in metro Atlanta ranges from $200.00 to $221.00.

Call 470-691-0189 or contact Ms. Williams for an initial consultation at [email protected]


“Most dedicated attorney!”

5.0 Candace Williams is by far one of the most professional, understanding and dedicated attorney’s I have worked with. She knows what she is doing and will fight tooth and nail to get you a great outcome. I would recommend her to anyone who needs an attorney! She will get the job done and can help you get what you want! …

–Barrick June 15, 2011

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The Waldrip Center
200 West Academy Street Suite 203
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Phone: 678-316-5000
Secondary Phone: 470-252-5233