Dalton, Georgia Family Lawyers
I am a lifelong Georgian, having been born in Atlanta, and growing up in the north metro suburbs. I attended John McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduating high school, serving...
Mr. Penland worked in the banking and finance industry for several years until the complication of the financial markets, at which time he elected to pursue his desire to practice law.
Mr. Penland attended Liberty University School of Law on full scholarship...
Lee can be reached at (706) 291-6223.
Lee is a courtroom litigator and a fighter. He is a Rome native and graduated from Darlington School in 2005. Lee attended the University of Georgia where he graduated early with a B.B.A. in accounting in December 2008. Lee then entered the University of Georgia School of Law in 2009.
During law school Lee was sworn in to practice under the Third Year Practice Act, giving him extensive courtroom experience. Lee was also Vice President of the Georgia Society for International and Comparative Law.
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Civil litigation of any kind - e.g. breach of contract, defamation, civil rights
Authorized to practice in most federal and state courts
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.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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