Decatur, Georgia Family Lawyers

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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Janice Fabiana Alfred
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Experienced family law attorney will fight for you. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout Atlanta. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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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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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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Max Ruthenberg-Marshall
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Decatur, GA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(678) 435-9069 708 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Carolyn Torres-Mabe
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(404) 692-5846 160 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 360
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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 Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(404) 471-3874 160 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 360
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
Anita Marie Lamar
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Decatur, GA Family Law Lawyer with 7 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,...
Paul J Sieg
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 11 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
Shaun Bussert
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(678) 364-7196 235 Ponce de Leon Place
Suite M219
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationFamily
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
M. Muffy Blue
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(404) 492-8789 315 West Ponce de Leon Ave.
Suite 321
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Estate Planning
Georgia State University College of Law
Diona Potter
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Decatur, GA Family Law Lawyer with 11 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
Michael Steven Webb
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(404) 458-3319 One West Court Square
Suite 750
Decatur, GA 30030
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Emory University School of Law
Michael S. Webb, Esquire has been licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia since June 15, 1979. He is a founding partner of the Decatur, Georgia general practice law firm of Webb & Webb, Attorneys. Professor Webb’s areas of expertise include criminal defense, personal injury law, and civil rights. He has handled dozens of jury trials and appeals throughout his 38 year legal career.
Previously, Professor Webb served as a special master for the Office of Fair Employment Practices of the State of Georgia; as a judge pro hac vice for the Gwinnett County Recorders Court; and as a...
Stephen Joseph Berk
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Decatur, GA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(404) 373-7557 496 Medlock Road
Decatur, GA 30030
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
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 »
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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Robin McCallum
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(404) 286-3015 Suite 1067
Decatur, GA 30030
Family and Juvenile
Georgia State University
Jerry Stepp
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(404) 923-7488 150 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30030
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Emory University
Kairi Smith Gure
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(404) 585-7712 P.O. Box 2550
Decatur, GA 30031
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
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...
Judith Delus
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Decatur, GA Family Law Lawyer
(678) 601-5580 315 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 1057,
Decatur, GA 30030
Family
Julie M Barnes
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney
520 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. #1775
Decatur, GA 30031
Family
Christie L. Ayotte
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Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney
3904 N. Druid Hills Rd. #316
Decatur, GA 30033
Family
Decatur, GA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(404) 289-6500 4319 Covington Hwy
Decatur, GA 30035
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Georgia State University
Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(404) 370-0890 201 Winnona Dr
Decatur, GA 30030
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Emory University
Decatur, GA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(404) 373-9446 309 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
Family and Divorce
Syracuse University
Decatur, GA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(404) 294-1243 4288 Memorial Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
Family and Divorce
Howard University
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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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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Ellaretha Coleman
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(404) 998-8807 101 Marietta Street NorthWest
Suite 3650
Atlanta, GA 30303
Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Family, Divorce 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...
Terri Herron
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(404) 418-7777 3348 Peachtree Road
Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30326
Free ConsultationAtlanta, 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
David Gregory Sarif
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(404) 816-2004 ONE SECURITIES CENTRE
3490 PIEDMONT ROAD NE SUITE 1450
Atlanta, GA 30305
Family and Divorce
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...
Savannah Steele
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(404) 233-2800 3490 Piedmont Road
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30305
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Savannah Steele is a native of Central Florida, growing up in the Space Coast. While in High School, Savannah began volunteering for the State Attorney’s Office in the 18th Judicial Circuit through their Prosecution Alternative for Youth Program where she was able to advocate for other teens in a juvenile diversion program. She has been dedicated to the practice of law ever since. She is a graduate of the Florida State University where she received a B.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Psychology. At Florida State, Savannah was well known and distinguished in her dedication to giving back to...
W. Charlton Allen
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Tucker, GA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(770) 938-1770 4228 First Avenue Suite 7
P.O. Box 1875
Tucker, GA 30085
Family, Business, Criminal and Juvenile
Georgia State University College of Law
Randall Mark Kessler
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(404) 688-8810 101 Marietta St NW
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30303
Family, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
Emory University
Shawna M Woods
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(678) 244-2880 2973 Hardman Court NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Family and Divorce
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...
Garrett Pendleton
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 14 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.
Eric J. Garber
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(404) 685-1662 75 14th St NW
#2840-B
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Jim Neil Peterson Jr
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(404) 719-5179 1355 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Family and Divorce
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...
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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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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Bukhari R.  Nuriddin Esq.
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(404) 480-0217 695 Pylant Street, Suite #114
Atlanta, GA 30306
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Howard University School of Law
The Nuriddin Law Company is a full service law firm with a focus on Business Law, Consulting, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law and Personal Injury Law. We represent companies and individuals concerning various business and personal legal matters. Founded by Bukhari R. Nuriddin, at The Nuriddin Law Company, we recognize that our clients have important legal needs requiring customized legal solutions. Quite often, our clients also have related non-legal needs that they want fulfilled, such as guidance and compassion. Understandably, clients are also concerned about fees. We were established as a community-based practice that serves the...
Lolita Khaleelah Beyah
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(404) 281-8650 44 Broad Street, NW
Suite 507
Atlanta, GA 30303
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Stephanie Denise Dixon
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(678) 538-6473 2860 Piedmont Rd., NE
Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30305
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
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...
Edwin J. Schklar
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(404) 888-0100 945 East Paces Ferry Rd NE #2250
Atlanta, GA 30326
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Emory University School of Law
Maggie M. Heim
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(404) 888-0100 945 East Paces Ferry Rd NE #2250
Atlanta, GA 30326
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Rachel Kaufman
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ATLANTA, GA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(404) 615-7588 2300 HENDERSON MILL RD. NE, SUITE 300
ATLANTA, GA 30345
Family, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
Emory University School of Law
Since starting Rachel Kaufman Law in June of 2015, Rachel has provided top-notch legal representation to hundreds of clients throughout the State of Georgia. In that short time, Rachel has gained a reputation for being a highly passionate and highly effective courtroom advocate. Amongst her colleagues, judges and courtroom personnel, Rachel is known for being a smart fighter, who can see through the tumbleweeds and intuitively zero-in on which strategic routes need to be taken to get to the best outcome possible. No matter the charge (DUI, Murder, Drug Offense, etc.), Rachel approaches each client’s situation with family-like loyalty and...
Danny Coleman
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(770) 609-1247 659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Suite 117
Atlanta, GA 30312
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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
Robert Tharp
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(866) 299-1778 3340 Peachtree Road
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30326
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...
Aaron Russell Thomas
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(404) 969-1219 1100 Peachtree St NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Family and Divorce
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...
Robert G. Wellon
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(404) 873-3700 101 Marietta St NW
#2300
Atlanta, GA 30303
Family and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
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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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