Family Law


Family law is an area that encompasses many things. Whether you are in need of an attorney to get a divorce, custody of your child, to adopt a grandchild or stepchild, we can handle it all.



     Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, we can assist you to arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer. Alimony, child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets (like who keeps the house or how your checking and savings accounts are divided) are matters that we are trained to help determine.


Child Custody

     Whether you are in the midst of a divorce, considering a divorce, or are the noncustodial parent, custody is an issue that you have to consider. In Georgia there is legal custody, physical custody and sole custody. As an unwed father you do not have legal rights and cannot obtain legal custody until you have legitimated your child. Regardless of the situation, we can help both parties come to an amicable agreement over child custody and if one cannot be met we will go to court and zealously show while the child should be with you.


Child Support

     Have you had an increase or decrease in income? Has your child's other parent had an increase or decrease in their income? Has their been a child in custody? If any of these options are relevant in your life we can assist you in getting your child support order modified. Child support modifications are typically only granted when their has been a change in circumstance of the custodial or non-custodial parent.



    Are you a step parent looking to adopt your stepson or stepdaughter? Georgia favors step parent adoptions where the biological father has not been a contributing factor in the child's life for the past year. Regardless if you are a step parent or grandparent, Georgia law requires the biological parent to surrender their rights to the child or for those rights to be terminated.


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