Canton, Georgia Family Lawyers

Regina Irene Edwards
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Dedicated Georgia Family Attorney with 18 years of experience. Fair, Flat Fees.

I am committed to providing personalized advocacy for divorce, custody and family law matters. I will work tirelessly to deliver results for you and your family. Visit my website or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Thomas C. Rowsey
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25+ Years Exp. Compassionate, Aggressive Family Law Representation Call Tom Now!

Family law attorney Tom Rowsey can help you with matters related to marriage and parenting, including adoption, divorce, paternity, spousal support, child custody and child support. Call Tom now to get the help you need! Read More »
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Christopher L. Moore
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Free Consultation! Trusted Family Lawyer! Dedicated to Achieving Your Goals!

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I am an experienced and skilled Georgia family attorney. I am committed to finding effective and efficient solutions to your family legal matters! Visit my website for more information. Call for your free consultation! Read More »
Janice Fabiana Alfred
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Georgia Family Law 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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Mr. Eric A. Ballinger
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Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(770) 479-2020 151 West Main Street
Suite 302
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School and Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Prior to attending law school, I served in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer. I served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, Instructor, Battalion Staff Officer and an Infantry Rifle Company Commander. I began practicing law in Canton, Georgia in 1993. After obtaining a Master of Laws concentrating in litigation, I logged several thousand hours in the courtroom developing a practice in domestic relations, criminal law and commercial litigation. In 2007 I was certified as a mediator, using my years of courtroom experience coupled with alternative dispute resolution training to help people resolve...
David Anthony Canale
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Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(678) 879-9000 150 North Street
Suite F
Canton, GA 30114
Family and Divorce
Louisiana State Univ. and Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
I joined the Woodstock office of Meriwether & Tharp, LLC in January 2016, after having my office in Cobb County since 1996. My practice area has always included all counties in the North Metro Atlanta area, as well as Fulton County and the City of Atlanta. I do my best to represent my clients in a diligent and professional manner. I do this by providing them with my best advice for their particular situation, based upon my knowledge of the law and my many years of experience in Divorce and Family Law. All cases are different,...
Robert Tharp
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Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Business and Divorce
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...
Amanda Gaddis Speights
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Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(770) 479-1500 360 W. Main St
Canton, GA 30114
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Amanda Gaddis Speights represents clients in divorce or family law matters, criminal matters, appeals, and other civil litigation. In family law matters, Amanda has guided and counseled clients in settling uncontested divorces, fought for clients' rights in contested divorces and child custody or child support proceedings, and ensured that clients resolved their family disputes with the best resolution possible for their family given the situation. In addition to her work on family law cases, Amanda has represented clients arrested for various crimes, including DUI, felony and misdemeanor drug offenses, theft crimes, assault or battery charges. Amanda is very...
Blake Lewis Kilday
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Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(678) 879-9000 150 North Street
Suite F
Canton, GA 30114
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law
Blake L. Kilday is an associate attorney in Meriwether & Tharp’s Woodstock office. Blake obtained his undergraduate degrees from the University of Georgia and his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law. While attending Georgia State University College of Law, Blake was a member of the executive board of the Student Health Law Association and competed in several national health law competitions. Blake also represented clients for the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic and assisted in drafting bills for Georgia legislators. After taking the Georgia Bar Examination, Blake interned for the Honorable Philip Raymond III of...
John Edwards
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Canton, GA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(770) 345-8200 270 E Main St
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Animal and Divorce
Atlanta Law School
Cynthia Montoro Krewson
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Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(678) 681-9500 401 East Main Street
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Divorce, Probate and Social Security Disability
Emory University School of Law
Mr. Joshua Daniel Mason
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Canton, GA Family Law Attorney
(770) 720-7596 160 South Church
Canton, GA 30114
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Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Emory University School of Law
Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Tony A. Taylor
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Georgia Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience

Mr. Taylor has a reputation for integrity and leadership among Gwinnett County Judges. He has assembled a team of expert lawyers who will represent your family confidently and win your legal battles. The readers of... Read More »
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Ellaretha Coleman
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Georgia Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

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... Read More »
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Canton, GA Family Law Attorney
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Canton, GA Family Law Attorney
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Canton, GA Family Law Attorney
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Tennessee College of Law
Canton, GA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(770) 720-0051 401 E Main St
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Canton, GA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(770) 479-1844 341 East Main Street
Canton, GA 30114
Family and Divorce
Thomas M. Cooley L.S.(MI)
Canton, GA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Business and Divorce
Seton Hall University School of Law
Canton, GA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(770) 720-4411 151 E Main St
Canton, GA 30114
Family and Divorce
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Alyssa Vaughn
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Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Georgia State University College of Law and Georgia State University College of Law
Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(770) 479-6048 160 North St
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Criminal and Divorce
University of San Diego
Canton, GA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(770) 479-1050 221 E Main St
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Oklahoma City University
Kasey Libby
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Free Consultation! Dedicated, Effective Family Lawyer! Cost-Effective Advocacy!

I am an experienced and dependable family law attorney. I tirelessly and passionately advocate for the rights and interests of my clients! Visit my website for information and call my office for a free consultation. Read More »
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Marlys A. Bergstrom
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Georgia Family Law 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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Patrick L. Meriwether
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Canton, GA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(678) 879-9000 150 North Street
Suite F
Canton, GA 30114
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida Levin College of Law
I co-founded Meriwether & Tharp, LLC with Robert “Bob” Tharp in 1998. In the beginning, the firm was just two young lawyers who thought that they could make a difference by teaming up together. At present, we are the largest family law firm in the state of Georgia. The firm has over 40 lawyers dedicated to helping clients get through difficult times.

In 2009, we surveyed the family law landscape and decided to make a change. We began to develop a vision of a better way to practice family law. As our vision became a...
Andrew J Weegar
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Canton, GA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(678) 527-5177 150 North Street
Suite F
Canton, GA 30114
Family and Divorce
Florida Coastal School of Law
I am an attorney in Meriwether & Tharp’s Woodstock office, and I handle all types of family law matters. I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and my law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. After law school, I returned to Georgia and began representing the state of Georgia in the establishment of child support actions.

During my time handling child support, I realized I have a passion helping people in the other aspects of family law. I joined Meriwether & Tharp in 2015 and since that time have represented clients in divorces, separate maintenance actions, child...
Natalie Ann Green
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Woodstock, GA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(770) 609-9529 PO BOX 242
Woodstock, GA 30188
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Georgia State University
With more than 12 years of experience in legal practice, and several years in the tech industry (Oracle, Sapient), I have a diverse background that can be leveraged to help clients in a variety of settings. While my focus has been on domestic law, my courtroom skills (and successes) translate easily into other areas of practice. In fact, I'm ready to see where I can be most effective for clients who need someone else to speak for them. I sit down with clients, assess their risk, and build a legal strategy from consultation to a possible appeal. Together,...
Jessica Hall
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Patricia Ketch Buonodono
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Acworth, GA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(678) 879-9000 145 Towne Lake Boulevard
Suite 300
Acworth, GA 30188
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Georgia State University and Georgia State University College of Law
Welcome! While I loved my work for the Georgia Child Support Commission, I missed representing clients and helping them resolve their cases. It is my goal to help my client do what is best for their family - especially their children. That is why I have joined the firm of Meriwether & Tharp, LLP, whose advertisements say "Divorce is hard, but it doesn't have to be nasty." I absolutely agree with this philosophy. First of all, the parties can reach an agreement that will be better for the family than what a judge might order. ...
Terri Herron
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(404) 418-7777 1560 Warsaw Rd., Suite 100
Roswell, GA 30076
Free ConsultationRoswell, GA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Family and Divorce
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
Daria Wise
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Marietta, GA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(404) 973-9308 3417 Canton Rd
STE 304
Marietta, GA 30066
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Loyola University New Orleans
Daria F. Wise, the founding partner of the Wise Law Firm, has over sixteen years of experience as a trial and family law attorney. Mrs. Wise has successfully handled hundreds of cases from mediated settlements to trial litigation. She is known for accomplishing client objectives in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner possible. She is a knowledgeable, compassionate and aggressive advocate who prioritizes her client´s concerns and goals to ensure the best possible outcome. Mrs. Wise is dedicated to helping individuals and families navigate their way through the often complex and difficult issues associated with family law matters.

Ms. Wise was...
Homer P Jordan IV
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(404) 620-1558 125 Townpark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Free ConsultationKennesaw, GA Family Law Attorney
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Legal Solutions for a Brighter Tomorrow! We can assist you with your divorce, custody, and child support Needs. Call for a free consultation.

Homer's practice focuses exclusively on family law, including adoption, child support, child custody, divorce and separation. He serves clients in Cobb, Fulton and Paulding counties, as well as the surrounding areas.

Homer is originally from Orlando, Florida. Before earning his J.D. from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, Homer received an MBA from Stetson University and three Bachelor's Degrees in Finance, General Business Administration and Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida. When Homer...
Janice Fabiana Alfred
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(404) 494-0027 2440 Sandy Plains Road
Building 28, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30066
Free ConsultationMarietta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New York Law School
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 2000. In 2002, Ms. Alfred became an editor of the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights and published a note titled "Denial of the American Dream: The Plight of Undocumented High School Students Within the U.S. Educational System" and an article titled "The 4th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: Gender Discrimination...
Allen Harris
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Roswell, GA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(404) 437-7597 295 W. Crossville Rd.
Ste. #540
Roswell, GA 30075
Family and Divorce
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
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 received his B.A. degree from Georgia College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Walter F. George Law School, Mercer University. He has been licensed and practicing law since 1985. He has a comprehensive understanding of complex issues that arise in Divorce and Family Law. He teaches Continuing Legal Education to other lawyers on subjects including:

Division of Property
Child Custody
Child Support
Domestic Violence
Prenuptial Agreements
Division...
Anthony Van Johnson
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Georgia Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

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... Read More »
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Russell H. Hippe, III
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Georgia Family Law 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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Diana Whipkey Young
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Marietta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(770) 795-9596 800 Kennesaw Ave NW
Marietta, GA 30060
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
The University of Georgia School of Law and The University of Georgia School of Law
Diana Whipkey Young is a lifelong resident of Marietta, where she has been passionately practicing law since 1983 and has earned the respect of judges and fellow attorneys. Ms. Young developed a solid foundation in the courtroom when she began her career as a prosecutor in the Cobb County Solicitor’s Office. During this time, she gained valuable insight into the courtroom process. Accordingly, Ms. Young’s ability to offer a prosecutor’s perspective compliments her legal knowledge and enhances her understanding of criminal law and how to effectively advocate on her client’s behalf. Diana Whipkey Young’s decades...
Thomas C. Rowsey
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Roswell, GA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(770) 993-5317 295 W Crossville Rd
Bldg 100, #110
Roswell, GA 30075
Family, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The University of Georgia School of Law
Mr. Rowsey’s practice focuses on family law, divorce, criminal defense and personal injury law. With over 25 years of experience serving clients in Georgia, his ability to successfully handle various legal matters has earned him an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating conferred by this nationally recognized and respected directory of lawyers and law firms, and is based upon direct feedback from legal professionals. His recognition not only reflects competence with regard to astute legal skills, but also speaks to his client communication and ethical standards as well.
Ronald E. Dobelstein
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Attorney
(866) 408-7020 2500 Northwinds Pkwy
#330
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Family, Construction, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law
Ronald E. Dobelstein, Esq. is a dedicated Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator, providing superior legal representation in the areas of Divorce Law, Family Law, Wills and Trusts and Construction Law. Ron has practiced law since 1976. His goal is to utilize his experience, skill and dedication to efficiently obtain the best results for each of his clients.
Leo Hughes
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Marietta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(770) 933-0780 279 Washington Avenue, N.E.
Marietta, GA 30060-1980
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Potomac School of Law
Practicing general civil law for over 30 years, now specialized in uncontested divorces and low-conflict divorces, designed to deliver maximum value to my clients. Excellent reviews on Avvo for my personalized, efficient service. 13 years of experience mediating family law cases; conducted Cobb County sponsored family law workshops. Member of the Cobb County Family Law Section.
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...
P. Justin Thrailkill
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Kennesaw, GA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(770) 461-2025 125 Townpark Drive
#300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Juvenile and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Justin devotes his practice primarily to the areas of divorce, custody, and parental advocacy in DFCS matters. As an advocate for the rights of parents, Justin has realized his lifelong passion for helping others in their time of need. Through seven years of practice, Justin has represented a variety of clients in various matters throughout our legal system. He finds great satisfaction in seeing his client’s cases through to a successful resolution, regardless of the challenges that may exist with any particular case. Among his peers, Justin is well known to be a compassionate advocate for...
Jeffrey Reeder
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(770) 475-2521 3526 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Camden and Georgia State University College of Law
The Reeder Law Firm was founded in 1988 by Kathryn Reeder and since its inception the firm has focused its practice primarily in the area of family law. The firm’s main office is located in Alpharetta, Georgia, with satellite locations in Cumming, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia. The firm currently has five attorneys and several staff members. After graduating from law school, Jeff worked as an associate for an Atlanta firm specializing in civil litigation. Jeff then joined the Reeder law Firm in 2008. Since joining the Reeder law firm, Jeff's practice has shifted and is...
David Edward Oles Esq.
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(770) 755-1622 5755 North Point Pkwy UNIT 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 Oles Law Group when you need a business, family law or divorce attorney.
Adam Lilly
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Cumming, GA Family Law Lawyer with 8 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
Christopher L. Moore
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Kennesaw, GA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
125 Townpark Dr
#300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Georgia State University College of Law and University of Georgia
The Law Offices of Christopher L. Moore, LLC’s founder, Christopher L. Moore, is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for his litigation clients and providing sound and practical advice to his transactional and estate planning clients. Mr. Moore has been practicing law in Georgia since 2004.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1999, Mr. Moore obtained his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University in 2003 and subsequently obtained a masters in law (LL.M.) in taxation from Southern Methodist University in 2004.

Mr. Moore is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (Taxation, Business, Family, and...
Robert G. Wellon
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Georgia Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience

Stetson University College of LawFlorida and Georgia
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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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