Divorce Lawyer Savannah, GA

“The Judge essentially told the other attorney that she didn’t have a prayer. David thinks outside the box where other attorneys treat matters in a rote manner and that made all of the difference in my case. I would hire him again and highly recommend that others do if they are in need of a Family Law Attorney.

– From a review by a recent client

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Sometimes Relationships Get Tangled

The Schachter Law Firm specializes in sorting out complex relationships. Awarded the Client’s Choice Award for Divorce Law and Family Law in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 by AVVO. David I. Schachter was featured in the best attorneys issue of Savannah Magazine in their May 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 issues and South Magazine’s 2014, 2016 and 2017 issues, and has been rated by SuperLawyers. We are proud to have earned the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent).


Included Amongst Best Divorce Lawyers in Savannah, GA

Divorce lawyers at The Schachter Law Firm empower our clients with straightforward and comprehensive representation throughout the entire divorce process.   Our goal is to enable our clients to move through the divorce process with the confidence that they have attained the best results possible.  

Our clients recognize The Schachter Law Firm, LLC as divorce lawyers in Savannah, GA who can empathize with the intense emotions our clients experience during a divorce.  Every divorce is unique and brings unique circumstances and legal issues. Divorce lawyers at The Schachter Law Firm, LLC help clients navigate through this difficult process. Our experience and commitment to ongoing legal education keep us equipped to handle whatever challenges arise in a family law case.  This is why we are consistently considered amongst the best divorce lawyers in Savannah, GA in publications like Savannah Magazine and Avvo.com.   The firm’s founder, David I. Schachter, has been awarded the Client’s Choice Award three years in a row for his unique ability to assist clients during this difficult process, and has also been rated by SuperLawyers.  

Divorce and family law is a highly specialized area of practice.  The Schachter Law Firm was established to provide divorce lawyers in Savannah, GA who have proven themselves as experts in this field.

Property Division in Divorces in Savannah, GA

Divorce lawyers at The Schachter Law Firm, LLC specialize in high asset divorces and complex cases.  Divorce lawyers in Savannah, GA understand that there are certain defined factors which Georgia law uses to decide a “fair” division of property. Such factors can include the conduct of each spouse, the separate estate of each party, contributions of each party to the marriage, and the practice and historical pattern of the parties relating to income of one or both parties.  

The legal standard in Savannah and throughout the state of Georgia is called “equitable distribution of property.”  What constitutes “equitable” division of property can vary from case to case.  Divorce lawyers in Savannah, GA need a level of financial expertise in matters of valuation, discovery of assets, and other issues that frequently arise during the division of a significant marital estate.  The Schachter Law Firm, LLC has vast knowledge and experience in the areas of business, financial planning, taxation and accounting relevant to family law matters in Savannah, GA.  We also work together with other professionals and experts who can make a substantial difference in the outcome for our clients.  

Child Custody Decisions in Savannah, GA

The Schachter Law Firm has a proven track record of success in obtaining favorable results in child custody cases.  Our ultimate goal is to make sure that your child’s best interests are promoted and protected.  The Schachter Law Firm, LLC will do everything possible to get you the best custody result through hearings, trials or mediations on any and all necessary custody issues.

In Savannah, GA and throughout Georgia the court has broad discretion in determining the parent who receives rights and physical custody of children.  The standard for determining custody is “the best interest of the child”.  This standard is applied in deciding appropriate parenting time, visitation rights, and what role each parent will have in making important decisions about each child’s welfare, health, education and religious training. 

Child Support in Divorces in Savannah, GA

The divorce attorneys at The Schachter Law Firm, LLC have experience, training, and a history of success in advocating for the most favorable child support award possible for our clients.  As of 2007, Georgia law now makes both parents responsible for children’s financial support. Each party’s income and ability to earn income is now only a part of the consideration. The expenses parents pay on behalf of their children are also an important part of this calculation.  Expenses can include health insurance, extracurricular activities, educational expenses, and child care expenses.  This is not an exhaustive list.  Other expenses may also be considered in this calculation.