Dunwoody, Georgia Family Lawyers

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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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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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 »
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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Paula J. Mcgill
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(770) 367-1234 1050 Crown Pointe Pkwy.
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Collections, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
University of Pennsylvania
Attorney Paula J. McGill provides personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable representing individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Moreover, Attorney McGill is not afraid to go after large corporations to force them to take personal responsibility for damages they cause. Her confidence in pursuing these companies comes from her 20+ years of experience. Furthermore, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of most budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family and friends.

Her experience spans small claims matters, contract disputes,...
Peter Alex Rivner
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(404) 843-1956 Two Ravinia Drive, Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30346
Family and Divorce
Georgia State University College of Law
I am a partner at Caldwell, Propst & DeLoach, focused solely on the area of family law, including divorce, custody, support, legitimation, paternity, contempt/enforcement, and other family law proceedings.

In my practice, I strive for excellence in providing great service to my client and obtaining the best outcome for my client. This excellence has been recognized by my clients whose 5-star reviews have earned me the AVVO Client's Choice award and by my colleagues who have consistently selected me as a Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite, an Atlanta Magazine Superlawyers Rising Star, and a National Academy of Family Law Attorneys...
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...
Emily S. Yu
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer
(678) 379-9648 1117 Perimeter Center West
Suite W-501
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Emory University School of Law
William Murrey Ordway
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(678) 579-0985 Two Ravinia Drive, Suite 1705
Atlanta, GA 30346
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Emory University
Ursula Harris
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(770) 969-6883 400 Perimeter Center Terrace NE
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30346
Family, Business, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
Michigan State University
Sarah Mallas Wayman
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney
(770) 804-8484 7600 Hunters Woods Drive
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Appeals, Business and Divorce
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Miles W. Rich
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ATLANTA, GA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(770) 642-1444 685 BITTERSWEET TRL
ATLANTA, GA 30350-4704
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Miles W. Rich, a Cum Laude graduate of Georgia State University's College of Law has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Federal Bar and has been serving clients in Metro Atlanta since 1995. Prior to that Miles enjoyed careers in sales and marketing, as well as finance and accounting. Born in Davenport, Iowa in 1951, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in 1972 and spent the next 9 plus years in the food industry. In 1983, he earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Southern Methodist University,and spent the...
Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(770) 804-0500 115 Perimeter Center Pl NE
Atlanta, GA 30346
Family, Animal and Business
University of Tennessee
Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(770) 913-0800 100 Ashford Center N
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Business, Divorce and Employment
University of Washington
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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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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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(770) 391-1300 1050 Crown Pointe Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Divorce and Workers' Comp
University of Georgia
Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(770) 551-2700 1050 Crown Pointe Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Business, Divorce and Immigration
John Marshall L.S. (Atlanta)
Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(678) 443-2220 1117 Perimeter Center W
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Business, Divorce and Employment
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(404) 231-0002 1742 Mt Vernon Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Emory University
Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(770) 668-9300 Suite 410 1050 Crown Pointe Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Emory University
Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(770) 396-5544 1536 Dunwoody Village Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(770) 396-5544 1536 Dunwoody Village Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(770) 391-9100 200 Ashford Center North. Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family, Business, Divorce and Products Liability
University of North Carolina
Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(770) 698-9500 115 Perimeter Center Pl NE
Atlanta, GA 30346
Family and Divorce
University of Chicago
Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(404) 542-9682 1050 Crown Pointe Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30338
Family and Business
University of South Carolina
Marlys A. Bergstrom
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced Atlanta family law attorney and I represent clients in all types of family law cases. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. 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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Wayne Morrison
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(404) 688-8810 5605 Glenridge Drive,
Suite 840
Atlanta, GA 30342
Family and Divorce
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...
Safiya Webber Byars
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(470) 819-4942 333 Sandy Springs Circle, NE, Ste. 201
Atlanta, GA 30328
Family, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Safiya Byars is an Atlanta-based attorney with a passion for helping immigrants and their families to obtaint their immigration status and lead their best life in the United States.

Faced with being the first international student at her college Safiya realized then that she wanted to learn how to maintain her international student visa and transition to permanent immigration status. Based on her personal experience Safiya realized that there was a need for legal counsel that was truly knowledgeable and compassionate in assisting immigrants with their immigration needs and other legal issues that would surface if they decided to...
Samantha O. Lennon
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(770) 512-7776 400 Northpark Town Center, Suite 1425, 1000 Abernathy Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30328
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Emory University School of Law
Samantha represents individuals and families in a wide range of domestic relations legal issues including divorces, custody and child support issues, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, legitimations and adoptions. She devotes time to understanding her clients' individual and family needs. She then develops strategic solutions to protect your rights and best interests. Samantha is committed to developing a close-working relationship with her clients and providing high quality, caring, and efficient legal services for individuals and families.

Samantha graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History and a minor in Corporate Strategy. She earned her law degree,...
Nancy Nesson Ghertner
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 31 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...
Naomi Kemper Lumpkin
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(404) 602-9366 750 Hammond Drive Building #5, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30328
Family and Divorce
Georgia State University College of Law

From the beginning of her career at a small family law firm, Naomi Lumpkin has brought passion and devotion to family law. Throughout her career, she has continued to focus on the field with a deep commitment and dedication to adoption after also personally being adopted. This allows her to bring personal experience and an innate empathy to families to her work as well as continued professional success in fighting for families. In addition to adoption, one of Naomi’s greatest strengths is helping families “see the light at the end of the tunnel” in difficult situations, specifically divorce, which...
Martin Mariano del Mazo
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(770) 935-8999 750 Hammond Dr.
Building #12, Ste. 200
Atlanta, GA 30328
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Martin M. del Mazo earned his law degree in 1995 from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. He studied for the Bar Exam with the O.J. Trial in the background. Mr. del Mazo sadly remembers almost nothing about the Statute of Frauds but he does recall vividly a time when he had as much hair as Kato Kaelin. Those days are long gone. After graduation Mr. del Mazo worked as a prosecutor in the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office. During his career as a prosecutor Mr. del Mazo honed his trial advocacy skills and also developed a...
Ms. Patty Glover
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Roswell, GA Family Law Attorney
(770) 993-1005 87 vickery St
Roswell, GA 30075
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
Straightforward advice is what clients have come to rely on the most from Patty. Her practice is dedicated to consumer bankruptcy law, civil litigation and domestic law. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association (Bankruptcy and Domestic Law Sections), the North Fulton Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Steven Kennedy Kirson
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(404) 688-8810 One Premier Plaza 5605 Glenridge Drive Suite 840
Atlanta, GA 30342
Family and Divorce
Tulane University-LA
Patrick L. Meriwether
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(678) 879-9000 11475 Great Oaks Way
Suite 125
Alpharetta, GA 30022
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...
Regina Irene Edwards
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(770) 854-0777 7000 Central Pkwy
Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA 30328
Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Tulane University School of Law
Welcome to Elovitz, Edwards, O'Nan and Buerlein - Family Law Attorneys. We are happy to help you. I have been practicing family law since 2001. Our firm is noted for our aggressive representation and I charge fair, flat fees. Potential clients can be assured that I have the necessary experience and dedication to family law, and will give each and every client the personal attention that their case requires. I have been practicing for 18 years, so I am considered an expert in my field and well regarded by...
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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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
Homer P Jordan IV
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(404) 620-1558 2727 Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30339
Free ConsultationAtlanta, 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...
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...
Allen Harris
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Roswell, GA Family Law Attorney with 34 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...
Maggie M. Heim
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 15 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.


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.