Bogart, Georgia Family Lawyers

Nichole Anne Reynolds
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McDonough, GA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(770) 898-2648 146 Atlanta Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Family and Divorce
The University of Georgia School of Law
Nichole represents clients in family law cases (divorce, custody, child support, Family Violence Protective Orders, legitimation and paternity) in Henry County and the surrounding area. Nichole has represented hundreds of clients. With the exception of Nichole's obligation for a part-time judgeship as an Assistant Magistrate Judge, her practice is almost exclusively in the area of family law.
Jessica Hall
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(770) 731-8083 2085 Wilkie Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Jessica graduated from law school and passed the bar in 2010 and served as the staff attorney for the State Court Judges of Cherokee County until she opened up her own practice in Canton, Georgia in 2012. Jessica was an active law student, serving as a student bar representative, Moot Court Board member, and President as well as national competitor, her passion for the law and helping others shown in all that she did. As a practitioner, her passion for helping individuals and families remains and behind all of her work is her genuine concern for...
Ed Hecht
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Attorney
(678) 887-6200 12600 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 125
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law
(**PLEASE BE SURE TO ALSO SEE MY FAMILY LAW VIDEO SERIES BELOW**) Hello, I'm Ed Hecht, a divorce attorney and single Dad who has been through my own divorce, with children, and I understand exactly what you're feeling--the uncertainty, frustration, perhaps even fear of the process and the unknown? You're also probably feeling the emotional effects of realizing that the dream of a life-long marriage is changing, and maybe not by your choice. I really understand---I've been through it too, and I can help you get through it as well. I know what it's like to...
Kelli Byers Hooper
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Atlanta , GA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(404) 490-4435 3348 Peachtree Road NE
#700
Atlanta , GA 30326
Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Mr. Jeff D. Anderson
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McDonough, GA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(770) 957-6871 134 Atlanta Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
I am a solo practitioner in Henry County, Georgia. I focus primarily on Criminal Defense Law, handling well over a thousand cases in State and Superior Courts throughout Georgia, including approximately 75 jury trials.
Sherry Lankford
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Chinwe N. Foster
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Stockbridge, GA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(404) 525-3082 116 MLK Sr Heritage Trail
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Howard University School of Law
The Foster Law Firm is one of the premier law firms in the metro Atlanta area. We specialize in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Defense.

We have earned a reputation for providing high quality and effective legal representation in the metro Atlanta area. We earned this by providing our clients with the highest standards of diligence, knowledge, professionalism, and by relentlessly protecting our client’s rights.

We stand out from other law firms and attorneys in Atlanta, because we care about our clients as people. Our extensive courtroom experience gives our clients an advantage when walking into a courtroom. Our client’s...
Gillian Fierer O'Nan
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(404) 662-2246 38 Old Ivy Road NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30342
Family and Divorce
University of Georgia
Gillian Fierer O’Nan is an attorney experienced in all aspects of family law. Ms. O’Nan provides effective, resourceful, and responsive representation in a wide range of family law matters including divorce actions, separate maintenance actions, alimony and spousal support actions, child custody and support actions, contempt actions, post-divorce modification and enforcement, adoptions, family violence actions, legitimation actions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and wills.

Ms. O’Nan, earned her B.A., with honors, in Political Science, and her J.D., with honors, both from the University of Georgia. Ms. O’Nan is a Guardian ad Litem, a Mentor for the State Bar of Georgia...
Anthony Van Johnson
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(678) 882-7355 1050 Crown Pointe Parkway
#500
Atlanta, GA 30338
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Anthony Overton Van Johnson has personally represented clients in over forty (40) courts throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, as well as, the State of Georgia. Prior to law school, Anthony served as an Infantry Squad Leader in the 4th Infantry Division (4th ID) where he received the Expert Infantryman's Badge, graduated from Combat Leader's School (Camp Red Devil)as well as, served in the U.S. Army Mounted Color Guard & Drill Team. He was also a martial arts competitor/instructor, professional musician, pilot and scuba diver. Additionally, he was a Senior Health Physics Technician in the nuclear industry before...
Larry Howard Tatum
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Snellville, GA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(770) 979-2199 3260 Stone Mountain Hwy
Snellville, GA 30078
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law and University System of Georgia - Georgia State University
Larry Tatum has been successfully assisting clients with their legal issues for over 2 decades. Prior to obtaining a law degree, he worked in the private sector for many years and applies his "real world" experience to your case. Providing personalized service, your case is never just another file folder to us. He is experienced, thorough and desires to help each client achieve the best outcome for their individual legal situation.
Garrett Pendleton
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(404) 812-5322 Tower Place 100, Suite 1800
3340 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Family, Asbestos, Business and Divorce
Stetson University
After six years in large multinational law firms engaged in the most sophisticated litigation in state and federal courts nationwide, and internationally, Mr. Pendleton continues to focus his practice on aviation, insurance and general civil litigation matters. Licensed both in Georgia and Florida, and admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia and the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, Mr. Pendleton provides top tier legal representation and counseling delivering advocacy, solutions and results.
Tamara Feliciano
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Call 770-408-0477 for a Consultation | Tamara Feliciano is the managing divorce and family law attorney at Coleman Legal Group, LLC. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Tamara received her Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University. While enrolled at Cleveland State University Tamara earned a Clerk position with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio (NDOH). While employed with the Department of Justice, Tamara gained invaluable legal experience from a staff in excess of one hundred United States Attorneys. Tamara credits the U.S Attorney’s Office NDOH for preparing her for a career in law and...
Alan H. Meincke
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Cumming, GA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(770) 889-0181 309 Pirkle Ferry Road
Suite C400
Cumming, GA 30040
Family
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Nancy Nesson Ghertner
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(770) 980-9096 5855 Sandy Springs Circle
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30328
Family and Divorce
Georgia State University
Nancy’s excellence as a skilled and compassionate lawyer for both uncontested divorce and contested divorce cases means that most of her new clients are friends or family of her existing clients. Over a 30-year family and business law career, Sandy Springs family lawyer Nancy Ghertner has represented clients on both sides of divorce – those who wanted a divorce, and those who did not.

Client referrals and repeat clients make up most of the legal practice at the Atlanta family law firm of Nancy N. Ghertner, PC. Atlanta attorney Ghertner also can serve as your high asset divorce lawyer, or help...
David Edward Oles Esq.
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(770) 755-1622 5755 North Point Pkwy
Suite 25
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Consumer and Divorce
Harvard University
David Oles is an attorney in Alpharetta, GA with 25 years’ experience litigating extremely complex divorce, family and business law cases. A graduate of Harvard, contact the Law Offices of David E Oles, LLC dba Oles Law Group - Alpharetta Attorney at Law when you need a business, family law or divorce attorney.
Elena Quinde
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(678) 404-7104 205 West Pike Street
Suite 120
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law
Attorney Elena Quinde is a founding partner of Chambers, Hill & Quinde. After practicing family law and criminal defense in Gwinnett County for several years, she recognized a need in the area for a boutique law firm which ultimately culminated in the birth of Chambers, Hill & Quinde. Attorney Quinde has experience prosecuting and defending a variety of crimes. She also brings to the table her invaluable experience of having handled many family law cases. In her time away from the office and courtroom, Attorney Quinde is the mother to a precocious little girl. ...
Aundrea L Roberts
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Duluth, GA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(770) 686-7210 6340 Sugarloaf Parkway
Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30097
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Regent University School of Law
Allen Bodiford
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Stockbridge, GA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(678) 565-8970 100 Corporate Center Dr
Suite A
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Allen Bodiford has practiced as a trial attorney for over 25 years, and has tried a wide variety of civil and criminal cases. Since 1987, Allen has had the pleasure and honor of representing clients in hundreds of bench trials and more than 25 jury trials, in cases of divorce and domestic relations, wrongful death, automobile accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, products liability, and medical malpractice, along with felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. Allen brings his years of litigation experience to bear in evaluating, preparing, and trying cases, as well as, settling cases when appropriate. Allen has obtained favorable...
Stephen A. Power
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Houston - Main Campus
George R. Belche
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(770) 963-3117 189 West Pike Street, Suite 103
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Collections and Divorce
Atlanta Law School
The firm of George R. Belche, Attorney at Law, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, focuses on helping people resolve their financial problems through bankruptcy. We want you to know that if you are feeling the burden and fear associated with significant debt, there is hope. For a free initial consultation to discuss your specific situation, contact us.
Amanda Gallardo
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(678) 879-9000 11475 Great Oaks Way
Suite 125
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Charleston School of Law
Amanda B. Gallardo is an attorney at Meriwether & Tharp, LLC. Amanda first joined Meriwether & Tharp in 2010 as an intern while attending the Georgia Institute of Technology for her undergraduate degree. After graduating from Georgia Tech, she left Meriwether & Tharp to pursue her law degree at the Charleston School of Law.

During her first and second years of law school, Amanda worked extensively with Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services (CPBLS) helping pro se litigants to prepare and file divorce, child custody and visitation documents. Volunteering at CPBLS only enhanced Amanda’s passion for the field of family law and...
Bruce Steinfeld
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(404) 495-0740 31 Lenox Pointe, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
Family and Divorce
Harvard Law School and Emory University School of Law
Bruce Steinfeld is a shareholder in the Atlanta, Georgia, firm of Steinfeld & Steinfeld, P.C., specializing in family law. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and a Member of the Georgia Chapter of the AAML. He is a Master in the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, Past-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and former Editor of its newsletter, The Family Lawyer. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY, and his J.D. degree from Emory University School of...
Anita Marie Lamar
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Decatur, GA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(877) 227-3404 One West Court Square
Suite 750
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationFamily and Personal Injury
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Anita Lamar is licensed with the state bars of both Georgia and Oklahoma. She devotes herself to the practice areas of Domestic Law and Personal Injury with a concentration in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death, medical malpractice and product liability. She has also assisted with the formation of several small businesses. Anita Lamar is a fourth generation native Georgian. She attended the University of West Georgia on full debate scholarship where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law as a Merit Scholar,...
Isaac F. Cotto
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DULUTH, GA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(770) 817-7581 3675 CRESTWOOD PARKWAY
SUITE 400
DULUTH, GA 30096
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Attorney Isaac F. Cotto is a graduate of Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. His practice areas include immigration, family, personal injury and criminal law. In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Cotto is a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a Military Police Officer for 5 years.
Tracy Ann Moore
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Cumming, GA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(770) 889-0846 213 Kelly Mill Rd.
Cumming, GA 30040
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Memphis State University
Ms. Moore-Grant has been practicing law in the North Georgia since 2002 focusing on family law. She is a litigator, mediator, arbitrator and court-appointed guardian ad litem. Her philosophy is to put families and children first and providing clients a transparent and smooth transition for their family.
Adam S. Jaffe
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(770) 274-2700 13 Corporate Blvd
Suite 107
Atlanta, GA 30329
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Loyola University New Orleans
Adam S. Jaffe founded ATL Family Lawyers. His goal was to incorporate the aggressive and intense team environment of large law firms with the specific focus and customer service of smaller legal practices. Today, ATL Family Lawyers is one of the most successful and experienced boutique law firms in Atlanta and Georgia, and encompasses all of these things and more. Adam serves as ATL Family Law's Senior Partner and is one of the best trial and litigation lawyers in Atlanta and the State of Georgia. Over the past 16 years, Adam has become the elite of Atlanta and Georgia...
Douglas Nathan Fox
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(770) 277-4883 268 West Pike Street
Suite A
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Georgia
Lawrenceville Divorce and Criminal Defense Attorney
Michael E. Manely
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(866) 687-8561 148 S. Clayton Street
Suite B
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law and Georgia State University College of Law
Michael is the only all family law attorney to win unanimous decisions before both The Supreme Court of Georgia and The Supreme Court of Georgia. In addition, Michael has won before The Supreme Court of Costa Rica. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts and federal courts in the Northern and Middle District of Georgia, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. With over 25 years of experience, he has successfully represented thousands of family members in state, federal and international family law cases including divorce, custody, parental kidnapping, paternity, legitimation,...
Christine Scartz
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
The University of Georgia School of Law
Adam Lilly
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Cumming, GA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(678) 807-9150 351-B Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
The University of Georgia School of Law
Robert Booker
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney
(888) 393-8279 1670 McKendree Church Road
#300b
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University
Have you been charged with a crime in the Gwinnett County, GA area? For criminal law matters such as DUI, assault, battery, manslaughter, domestic violence, or theft crimes; a Lawrenceville criminal defense attorney can represent your case and fight for your rights. For the best criminal defense team with high qualifications and a vast amount of experience, our attorneys can give you the best legal advice and guide you through this stressful time in your life. For criminal offenses such as drug possession or trespassing, Robert L. Booker can help, give us a call today!
Mary Margaret House
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Stockbridge, GA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(678) 272-7774 827 Fairways Court
Suite 100
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Mercer University School of Law
I represent individuals and businesses in various civil litigation matters, including select domestic relations and personal injury cases, as well as do a general practice. I also have been active in Henry County in public service activities and have served on multiple Boards including the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Haven House (Henry County's domestic violence shelter), Leadership Henry, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce and am currently the President of Hands of Hope, which provides indigent medical services to residents of Henry County.
Scott Kelley Spooner
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Suwanee, GA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(678) 714-1131 3451-C Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
At Spooner & Associates, P.C., we put our clients first. Our objective is to efficiently resolve each case with our client's interests at the forefront of every decision. We are a firm of skilled litigators who are aggressive in the courtroom. However, when it is in our client's best interests, we can handle cases through negotiation or methods of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation.
Thomas Maddox
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Roswell, GA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(678) 762-1632 555 Sun Valley Drive
Suite N-4
Roswell, GA 30076
Family, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Atlanta Law School and Woodrow Wilson School of Law
Mr. Maddox is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and was admitted as a member of the State Bar of Georgia in 1984. Mr. Maddox has represented hundreds of individuals for serious injury and wrongful death matters, divorce, child custody claims, contempt, and other family law matters. Mr. Maddox is admitted to practice before all State, Superior, and Federal District Courts of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Maddox has been rated by Martindale Hubbell as 'A-V' for the highest ranking in both legal ability and ethical standards.
Marcy A. Millard
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(678) 929-1280 320 Maxwell Road
Suite 320
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Family and Divorce
Georgia State University College of Law
Howie Slomka
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Duluth, GA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(404) 649-5471 2180 Satellite Blvd #400
Duluth, GA 30097
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Georgetown University
Founding Partners, Adam Slipakoff and Howard “Howie” Slomka have both worked in large and small law firms and with high-end clients as well as small. Quickly, they both came to realize that working with smaller clients gave them a sense of connected purpose and satisfaction that goes with helping people on a personal level. Using their experience to simplify needlessly complex processes, they found a love for guarding clients, from further trepidation and strife.
There will always be a place in the world for traditional “by the book”, black and white, logic-driven law firms. Adam and Howie simply believe their clients...
Diona Potter
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Decatur, GA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(404) 270-9829 2752 E Ponce De Leon Ave
Suite F
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School and Georgia State University College of Law
Larry H. Tatum
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Snellville, GA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(770) 979-2199 3260 Stone Mountain Highway
Snellville, GA 30078
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Georgia State University College of Law
For over 22 years, Larry H. Tatum has successfully helped hundreds of clients with their legal situations in Gwinnett, Dekalb, Fulton, Hall, Walton, Forsyth, Dawson, Rockdale and the surrounding metro counties. His main areas of practice include family law, criminal law, civil litigation and juvenile law. He graduated form Carson-Newman in 1981 and has both a B.I.S. and juris doctor from Georgia State University. He has served as a Special Master in State Bar Disciplinary cases and has been an often sought after Guardian ad Litem in both Superior and Juvenile Courts.
Paul J Sieg
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(404) 270-9263 2752 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Suite F
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and DUI
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School and Georgia State University College of Law
John H Killeen
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(404) 564-7479 3490 Piedmont Road
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30305
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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