Atlanta Divorce Attorneys

Personalized Strategy for Individual Needs

At Kitchens New Cleghorn our Atlanta divorce attorneys are equipped with decades of experience helping couples and families navigate the court system. From pre-divorce negotiations to full jury trials, our lawyers work hard to protect our clients. We are committed to developing and implementing effective legal strategies that get our clients the results they deserve. Our attorneys are recognized for providing compassionate and effective legal services; and our team-oriented approach keeps our clients involved in their cases so they receive accurate and timely information, knowledgeable guidance, and expert representation. We have offices in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Athens GA to help serve our clients needs.

Core Services

Atlanta Attorney Jeff Cleghorn, a Former Army Major, Leads the Kitchens New Cleghorn Family Law Practice and Is In Your Corner

Helping Clients Achieve Favorable Resolutions – Sample Case Types Include:

High Net Worth Division Strategies

Jeff Cleghorn is well versed in helping clients achieve positive outcomes in divorce cases involving the division of high-asset marital estates. Having someone help you understand your rights and obligations regarding asset division is crucial for a successful resolution. Mr. Cleghorn works with clients to create a strategic solution that will help achieve your desired results.

High net worth asset division can be among the most complicated, emotionally charged aspects of any divorce. When considering real estate, potential business ownership, investments and more, the divorce attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn brings their focused business acumen to your specific circumstances in order to create a strategy to protect and preserve assets in an equitable manner. With expert legal and financial experience in high net worth division strategies, all factors are reviewed and analyzed to ensure there’s protection for what is important to clients.

High-Intensity Child Custody Disputes

When dealing with a child custody dispute it is imperative that you have experienced counsel with the skills needed to properly navigate the Atlanta legal process in your favor. Jeff Cleghorn and his team have successfully represented numerous clients on sensitive child custody disputes and have helped achieve positive outcomes in many high-intensity situations.

Contested Divorce Litigation in Atlanta, Athens, Alpharetta & Surrounding Areas

A contested divorce occurs when spouses can’t agree on vital issues concerning the breakup of their marital union. Some of those can include:

  • Terms of alimony payments
  • Child custody arrangements/schedules
  • Division of marital property
  • And More

In some instances a divorce is acrimonious and contested from day 1, and in other instances spouses may begin the divorce process on the same page with regards to sensitive issues only to find they ultimately disagree. In either case, when an agreement on personal details can’t be reached, a court will usually suggest mediation to reach a settlement and avoid a more costly and emotional trial. Should that process not work, the divorce would proceed to trial. It’s key that you have experienced litigation attorneys familiar with the trial process that will work hard to present the court with facts and information that will benefit you. If you think your divorce will be contested and may reach trial, reach out to our Atlanta contested divorce attorneys to discuss the details of your case.

Additional Georgia Divorce Information

Under Georgia law, one or both of spouses must have lived in the state for at least six months prior to filing. In addition, you must choose one of 13 grounds under which you may file for a divorce, ranging from adultery, where one party has been unfaithful, to desertion, in which one spouse has not been residing with or providing any financial support to the other spouse for more than a year. In most cases, we may recommend filing for a ‘no-fault divorce’, meaning simply that one spouse states the marriage is irreparably broken. While an uncontested divorce can take as little as 30 to 60 days, in the case of a contested divorce it can take considerably longer.

Divorce is never a pleasant experience, but there is no need to go through it alone. Important life decisions such as ending a marriage require time, patience and skilled legal assistance.

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Contact us at 404.844.2856 today for a free consultation. Our Flagship office is located in the heart of Buckhead at 2973 Hardman Court, Atlanta, GA 30305. Another office location is Alpharetta at 2475 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 211, Alpharetta, GA 30009.


The information provided on this website is general and for information only and does not constitute legal advice for any particular situation of facts and circumstances. If you have need for legal advice, please consult with an attorney for your specific questions.



The Kitchens & New team is way ahead other lawyers I have used. It seems like they can fix any problem I run into without much effort. I have always been really impressed by them.
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