Decatur, Georgia Divorce Lawyers

Mark Hill
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Georgia Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience

Mark Hill has an energetic passion that allows him to get things done in the Family Law / Divorce / Domestic relations area of law and also the Criminal Justice System that seem like magic. Mark uses his nearly 30... Read More »
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Janice Fabiana Alfred
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Georgia Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Ms. Alfred obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College located in Clinton, NY in 1998. After taking two years off to work at a large law firm in New York City, she enrolled at the New York Law School in... Read More »
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John Preston Smith
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Georgia Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience

University of GeorgiaGeorgia
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Marlys A. Bergstrom
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Georgia Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience

Bergstrom Law, LLC assists clients in the areas of Family Law, including divorce and custody, Probate, Estate Planning and Guardianships. The firm was established by founder and managing Partner Marlys A. Bergstrom.... Read More »
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Max Ruthenberg-Marshall
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Decatur, GA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(678) 435-9069 708 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
The George Washington University Law School
Max Ruthenberg-Marshall practices Family Law for the Modern Family®, working with families whose needs are not well served by traditional law firms. Max advocates for clients of all identities and family structures in divorce, custody, child support, legitimation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreement, adoption, contempt, and temporary protective order cases. Max also serves as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem, representing the best interests of children in contested custody cases, and is a registered domestic relations mediator. Max maintains a strong commitment to pro bono work, taking cases through Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (DVLF), and Atlanta Legal...
Joshua Landon Brownlee
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Decatur, GA Divorce Lawyer
(404) 423-7660 125 East Trinity Place, Suite 312
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationDivorce and Criminal
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School and Georgia State University College of Law
Joshua Brownlee is a native of Georgia. Mr. Brownlee received his B.A. from Georgia State University and his J.D. from John Marshall Law School. While at John Marshall, Mr. Brownlee was a member of the school's mock trial team. Mr. Brownlee was the recipient of the 2009-2010 Judge Harold R. Banke Advocacy Award for outstanding performance on the mock trial team. Throughout law school, Mr. Brownlee dedicated himself to protecting indigent rights by volunteering at both the Metro Conflict Defender Office and DeKalb County Public Defender's Office. During this time, Mr. Brownlee had the opportunity to sit...
Carolyn Torres-Mabe
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Decatur, GA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(404) 692-5846 160 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 360
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Emory University School of Law
Carolyn completed her B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Emory University. In 2001, Carolyn received her law degree from Emory School of Law. Immediately after law school, Carolyn practiced criminal law for six years. During this time, she was able to polish her courtroom talents and approach. In 2007, Carolyn made the transition to family law. She has extensive experience handling a variety of family law matters, such as child custody, divorce, annulment, and more.
Jennifer Gibbs
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Decatur, GA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(404) 471-3874 160 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 360
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Emory University School of Law and Georgia State University College of Law
Jennifer received her B.A. in Education and History from Washington University in St. Louis and her J.D. from Emory School of Law. Before pursuing her law degree, Jennifer was a teacher for over 10 years. Jennifer has lived in many states across the U.S., including New York, California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, and Florida. She has extensive experience in civil litigation, estate planning, and family law. She truly enjoys being able to help families resolve their conflicts during their time of need and she is dedicated to providing client-centered legal services of the highest quality.
Stephen Joseph Berk
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Decatur, GA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(404) 373-7557 496 Medlock Road
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Jerry Stepp
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Decatur, GA Divorce Attorney with 51 years experience
(404) 923-7488 150 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Emory University
Kairi Smith Gure
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Decatur, GA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(404) 585-7712 P.O. Box 2550
Decatur, GA 30031
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
My name is Kairi Smith Gure, and I hold a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and a B.A. in Women’s Studies for Georgia State University. I have been practicing Law for a number of years in both Georgia and Kentucky. During my tenure at Georgia State University College of Law I clerked for Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and Georgia Justice Project, I was also a member of the award winning Black Law Student Association’s mock trial team. I am admitted to practice law in all Georgia Courts, the Northern District Court of Georgia and...
Decatur, GA Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(404) 524-4311 125 E Trinity Pl
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Real Estate
University of Georgia
Decatur, GA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(404) 294-1243 4288 Memorial Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
Divorce and Family
Howard University
Decatur, GA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(404) 289-6500 4319 Covington Hwy
Decatur, GA 30035
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Georgia State University
Terri Herron
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Georgia Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience

At Terri Herron Law, we strive to do more than just practice family law in Georgia. We'll invest ourselves in your case by intently listening to your story. We'll work hard to give you the legal voice you need to get... Read More »
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Pamela L. Bradford
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Georgia Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience

I have more than 22 years in family law and have litigated and mediated high asset cases, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support and the division of assets and debts. I have served as court appointed... Read More »
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Decatur, GA Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(404) 373-8000 215 N McDonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Decatur, GA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(404) 270-9669 315 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Criminal and Family
Georgia State University
Decatur, GA Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(404) 377-3317 125 E Trinity Pl
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Georgia
Decatur, GA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(404) 377-0705 246 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Consumer and Family
Emory University
Decatur, GA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(404) 373-1612 250 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Business and Family
University of Georgia
Decatur, GA Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(404) 370-0890 201 Winnona Dr
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Emory University
Decatur, GA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(404) 370-1078 111 N McDonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of Georgia
Decatur, GA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(404) 373-9446 309 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce and Family
Syracuse University
Decatur, GA Divorce Attorney with 52 years experience
(404) 378-3149 315 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Emory University
Decatur, GA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(404) 373-3653 315 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
Divorce, Business and Family
Georgetown University
Thomas C. Rowsey
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25+ Years Exp. Compassionate, Aggressive Divorce Representation Call Tom Now!

Divorce attorney Tom Rowsey can represent you and advise you during your divorce. From business valuations to finding hidden assets, retirement plans, child custody and visitation rights. Call Tom now for help! Read More »
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Russell H. Hippe, III
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Georgia Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience

The University of Georgia School of LawGeorgia, Northern District of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court and Middle District of Georgia
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Ellaretha Coleman
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(404) 998-8807 101 Marietta Street NorthWest
Suite 3650
Atlanta, GA 30303
Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
Howard University School of Law
Ellaretha Coleman is an accomplished litigation attorney with experience defending the rights and best interests of individuals throughout the Atlanta-metropolitan area, as well as the state of Florida. Ms. Coleman has substantial experience in the areas of Family Law, Divorce Law, and Custody. Ms. Coleman has been widely applauded by both clients and peers for her written and oral advocacy skills, but it is her genuine and personable approach towards client relationships which has most distinguished her. A talented and business-savvy entrepreneur, Ms. Coleman continues to diversify her practice to ensure the fulfillment of every client's needs. Ms. Coleman...
Eric J. Garber
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(404) 685-1662 75 14th St NW
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Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
The University of Georgia School of Law
Eric J. Garber is an attorney serving the Augusta, Georgia community (Burke, Columbia and Richmond Counties) primarily in family law-related matters (adoption, divorce, paternity/legitimation, child custody/support, alimony, contempt, modification, guardianship, prenuptial agreements, appeals and domestic violence. Eric's practice areas also include Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, and Estates), Business/Commercial Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, and General Civil Litigation. Eric's devotion to personal attention and promoting a tailor-fit global resolution that focuses on not only his client's best interests, but also the best interests of his client's minor children, set him apart from other lawyers. As well, Eric's diverse experience and...
Torris J. Butterfield
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(404) 522-5056 The Hurt Building, 50 Hurt Plaza, S.E., Suite 1120
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Marvin L. Solomiany
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer
(404) 688-8810 101 Marietta Street
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30303
Divorce
Emory University School of Law
Partner at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, Marvin Solomiany is an experienced family law attorney who focuses on high-income divorce cases. Solomiany has experience representing a variety of legal matters including athletes, entertainers, professionals, and Fortune 500 executives. In addition to representing clients across the state of Georgia, Solomiany frequently lectures on various state and national family law seminars.
Terri Herron
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(404) 418-7777 3348 Peachtree Road
Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30326
Free ConsultationAtlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
Divorce and Family
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
At Terri Herron Law, we strive to do more than just practice family law in Georgia. We'll invest ourselves in your case by intently listening to your story. We'll work hard to give you the legal voice you need to get through this challenging time in your life. Our goal is to become the law firm that your family can turn to repeatedly for personalized and effective representation.

For all your family law needs - Contact Terri Herron today for a free consultation! (404) 418-7777
Wayne Morrison
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(404) 688-8810 101 Marietta St.
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30303
Divorce and Family
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Mr. Morrison grew up in Manassas Virginia. Before relocating to Georgia to attend law school and practice law he worked as Financial Analyst preparing, analyzing, and auditing financial statements. Mr. Morrison is experienced in handling complex divorce cases, child custody matters, support and alimony claims, modification and contempt actions, prenuptial agreements, and all other domestic relations issues. Prior to joining Kessler & Solomiany, Mr. Morrison was a founding partner at Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison and was a partner at Davis, Matthews & Quigley. Aside from the selected honors listed above, Mr. Morrison is an active...
Randall Mark Kessler
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(404) 688-8810 101 Marietta St NW
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30303
Divorce, Entertainment & Sports and Family
Emory University
David Gregory Sarif
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(404) 816-2004 ONE SECURITIES CENTRE
3490 PIEDMONT ROAD NE SUITE 1450
Atlanta, GA 30305
Divorce and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
David Sarif is a highly regarded, experienced, and top rated divorce and family law attorney who has received many awards and honors over the years. He has contributed to stories for CBS Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, ESPN Outside the Lines, and Divorce Lawyer Magazine. Mr. Sarif has also prepared materials for, written articles for, and presented at various Continuing Legal Education seminars for organizations such as the American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the Law Education Institute, and Henning Mediation and Arbitration Service.

David was born in Cape...
Maggie M. Heim
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(404) 888-0100 945 East Paces Ferry Rd NE #2250
Atlanta, GA 30326
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
Maggie Heim represents clients in complex litigation matters in both the Federal and State court systems. She has earned a reputation as a skilled advocate who is unwilling to accept less than the best result for her clients. Maggie has been recognized for excellence in the practice of law by numerous independent attorney rating services, including Super Lawyers, the Daily Report, Martindale-Hubbell, Legal Elite, and Avvo.
Jim Neil Peterson Jr
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(404) 719-5179 1355 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Divorce and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
With more than 35 years of legal experience, Jim focuses his practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, support modifications, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Prior to founding The Peterson Firm, Jim worked for a large Atlanta law firm handling complicated corporate litigation cases. This invaluable experience provided Jim the knowledge and skills necessary to handle complex divorce cases involving significant assets and family businesses.

Jim has substantial trial experience (both jury and non-jury) and has argued numerous landmark cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Most of Jim's clients...
Allen Harris
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Georgia Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience

Allen Harris practices exclusively in Divorce and Family Law. He is a member of the Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta, the Atlanta Bar Association (Family Law Section), and the State Bar of Georgia (Family Law section). Allen... Read More »
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Ruby Knight
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Georgia Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience

At Knight & Associates, we practice uncontested and contested divorce, personal injury claims, and criminal law. Our focus involves uncontested divorces at flat rate fees of $750. We are proven fighters for your... Read More »
Lolita Khaleelah Beyah
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(404) 281-8650 44 Broad Street, NW
Suite 507
Atlanta, GA 30303
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
John Marshall Law School
Caring and compassionate advocate for justice, equality and fairness for over 20 years. Representing clients in felony cases, misdemeanor cases, traffic offenses, DUI cases, possession of marijuana cases, divorce cases, legitimation cases, custody cases, child support cases and adoptions.
Aaron Russell Thomas
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(404) 969-1219 1100 Peachtree St NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Divorce and Family
Harvard Law School
Aaron began his legal career in 2002, as an in-house staff attorney for Habitat for Humanity International. He then honed his trial skills from 2004 to 2007 at the Dekalb County Public Defender's office, rising quickly through the ranks, representing hundreds of indigent clients facing misdemeanors and felonies, and winning trials in both State and Superior courts. Since 2007, Aaron has practiced family law exclusively, helping secure favorable settlements and verdicts for clients from all walks of life, in a wide variety of circumstances. Prior to starting his own firm, Aaron spent several years at Mayoue Gray Eittreim, P.C., training...
Edwin J. Schklar
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(404) 888-0100 945 East Paces Ferry Rd NE #2250
Atlanta, GA 30326
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Emory University School of Law
Shawna M Woods
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(678) 244-2880 2973 Hardman Court NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Divorce and Family
University of New Mexico
Shawna M. Woods is dedicated to assisting her clients through what can be a difficult time. She understands that Family Law requires both empathy and advocacy. Shawna has extensive experience in resolving complex asset cases and well as difficult custody cases.

Shawna M. Woods is an Of-Counsel Attorney at Kitchens New Cleghorn. Prior to coming to Kitchens New Clegorn, Shawna was Partner at Law Firm in Forsyth County specializing exclusively in Family Law. She also had successful solo Family Law practice in Fulton County and had worked several years with the Special Assistant to the Attorney General...
Stephanie Denise Dixon
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(678) 538-6473 2860 Piedmont Rd., NE
Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30305
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Howard University School of Law
S. Dixon Law Offices, LLC was founded by Stephanie D. Dixon. Stephanie practices family law almost exclusively in the state of Georgia. In addition to traditional family law, she assists families in the areas of family wealth & estate planning and elder law. Attorney Dixon is a native Georgian, who earned her undergraduate degree and gerontology certificate from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and earned her J.D. at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. Stephanie is licensed to practice before the U. S. District Court-Northern District of Georgia, Court of Appeals of the State...
Charity Wood
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 1 year experience
(866) 687-8561 121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Suite 430
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
Charity Wood is originally from Tennessee. She attended Vanderbilt University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology for her undergraduate studies.After witnessing unequal access to justice and want to help usher in change, she decided to attend Georgia State University College of Law. She was awarded the Dean's Scholarship. During her time studying at Georgia State University, she interned multiple organizations catering to underprivileged communities including the Georgia's Innocence Project and the Clayton County's Public Defender's Office. It was during these internships that she developed a strong sense for helping those in need. She graduated from Georgia State with high...
Jeffery Cleghorn
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Attorney
(404) 239-3932 2973 Hardman Court Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
George Washington University - Mount Vernon campus
Atlanta Attorney Jeffery Cleghorn is a Named Partner with the law firm of Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC. Mr. Cleghorn heads the firm’s family law practice. His expertise is in Family Law, including Contested & Uncontested Divorces, Custody Custody Disputes, Modifications, Child Support, Alimony Payments, Adoptions, and Domestic Partnership Agreements and Disputes. Mr. Cleghorn also has extensive experience with Mediation, Arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mr. Cleghorn is a 1984 distinguished military graduate of North Georgia College in Dahlonega, where he received a B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, he received a commission in the United States Army...
Danny Coleman
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(770) 609-1247 659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Suite 117
Atlanta, GA 30312
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
Bar Admissions - State Bar of Georgia - State Court of Georgia - Federal U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia - Federal U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia Areas of Practice - Divorce and Family Law - Bankruptcy: Personal and Business - Business Law - Immigration
John H Killeen
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(404) 564-7479 3490 Piedmont Road
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30305
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
If you are contemplating a divorce or have other family related legal issues, I can help you out with those problems. I have over 20 years of legal experience handling divorces, family violence, child support and child custody, alimony and spousal support, paternity and father’s rights, business disputes, probate and estate disputes, guardianships and conservatorships for incapacitated adults, and other civil litigation issues. I can help you to understand and protect your rights, and will fight for you to make sure that you get the best possible outcome. I look forward to helping you with your family...
Robert Tharp
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Atlanta, GA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(866) 299-1778 3340 Peachtree Road
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30326
Divorce, Business and Family
Emory University School of Law
Practice Areas Mr. Tharp practice areas include both business litigation and family law matters. Much like his law partner, Mr. Meriwether, he finds that handling both types of cases provides unique advantages for his clients. His business litigation and small business experience helps provide extensive financial expertise in handling divorces with large, complicated estates. His family law practice helps provide more frequent courtroom experiences that help him to continue to learn how to best present cases in front of judges and juries. Mr. Tharp handles a broad range of family law cases including divorce, modification actions, contempt...
Jason Swindle
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Swindle Law Group Family Law Division - Family Law is all they do.

Swindle Law Group's Family Law Division handles only one area of law; family law. The Division is dedicated to providing the best service to clients facing family law challenges such as divorce and custody disputes. Read More »
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Marvin L. Solomiany
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Georgia Divorce Lawyer

Partner at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, Marvin Solomiany is an experienced family law attorney who focuses on high-income divorce cases. Solomiany has experience representing a variety of legal matters including... Read More »
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.