Ellijay, Georgia Family Lawyers

Rhonda Blackwell Siler
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Ellijay, GA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(706) 635-6093 6 Northside Square, Ellijay GA 30540
P. O. Box 155 East Ellijay, GA 30539
Ellijay, GA 30540
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
The University of Georgia School of Law
I represent clients in the North Georgia area with their uncontested divorces for a low flat fee. I currently represent clients in in uncontested divorces in the following counties: Banks, Bartow, Catoosa, Chatooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon,Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Muarry, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, White, and Whitfield. A basic uncontested divorce without minor children is $250.00 and an uncontested divorces with minor children and one court appearance is $500.00. Since I am an attorney and not a paralegal or a document preparation service, I will represent you every step of...
Nancy Cochran Maddox
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East Ellijay, GA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(706) 276-3707 489 Highland Crossing
Suite 202
East Ellijay, GA 30540
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The University of Georgia School of Law
Ellijay, GA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(706) 692-6673 278 Dalton St
Ellijay, GA 30540
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Cortney Stuart
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Jasper, GA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(706) 253-3060 44 North Main Street
Jasper, GA 30143
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Florida Coastal School of Law
Cortney M. Stuart's legal background began with the Superior Court of Athens, Georgia, where she interned while studying as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, from which she graduated with Bachelors in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Political Science. She later graduated from the Florida Coastal School of Law, cum laude, receiving her Juris Doctor in May of 2011, subsequently sitting for the Georgia and Tennessee Bars in July of 2011, and being admitted to both in November of 2011. In 2012, she began her career as an associate at the Law Offices of Edwin Marger, LLC. Under Edwin Marger's...
Blue Ridge, GA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(706) 258-6255 152 Josh Hall Rd
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Georgia State University
Blue Ridge, GA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(706) 258-4544 990 E Main St
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Jasper, GA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(706) 692-3527 150 N Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Jasper, GA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(706) 692-6192 72 S Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Family, Business and Divorce
Emory University
Jasper, GA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(706) 692-7226 183 Stegall Dr
Jasper, GA 30143
Family and Divorce
Atlanta Law School
Jasper, GA Family Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(706) 692-3060 44 N Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of Miami
Jasper, GA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(706) 253-2971 183 Stegall Dr
Jasper, GA 30143
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cumberland L.S./Samford
Jasper, GA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(706) 692-2494 84 N Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
John Marshall (Chicago)
Jasper, GA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(706) 235-3060 44 N Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Family, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Campbell University (NC)
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...
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...
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
Dorothy R. Sachs
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Buford, GA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(770) 271-2991 4350 South Lee Street
PO Box 1749
Buford, GA 30518
Family and Divorce
Tulane University School of Law
I pride myself in being a very compasionate attorney who is capable of tending to all of my clients' Family Law matters. My first legal job was in a general practice firm that became a firm specializing in family law matters. While I know a little bit about a lot of different things, helping people through their family law case is truly my passion. I would love to help you through your divorce as easily as possible, collect the child support or alimony your ex-spouse won't pay you, or modify your court orders to fit your current situation....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Pamela L. Bradford
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Marietta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(678) 648-1794 2625 Sandy Plains Rd
#203
Marietta, GA 30066
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
I have more than 22 years in family law and have litigated and mediated high asset cases, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support and the division of assets and debts. I have served as court appointed counsel for children, Judge Pro Tem, and mediator. I am licensed to practice law in California, where I am a Certified Legal Specialist Family Law and licensed to practice law in Georgia. I am an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Curtis Alan Kleem
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Dalton, GA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(706) 277-0606 201 N Thornton Avenue
2nd Floor
Dalton, GA 30720
Free ConsultationFamily and Personal Injury
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Curtis has been a practicing attorney in Dalton for 18 years. He handles adoptions, family law cases and personal injury claims. Curtis loves to do adoptions, creating forever families. He has been doing adoptions for 17 years, and is ready to serve your family if you are looking to adopt. He is also ready to represent you in divorces, legitimations, child custody and child support cases. Curtis works hard for each client and will tailor his representation to what each individual case requires. Curtis offers free, 30 minute consultations. Give him a call...
Candace Melissa Williams
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Gainesville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(678) 316-5000 Suite 203
Gainesville, GA 30501
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mississippi College School of Law
Candace Williams was born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia. She is the daughter of Paulette Cain. Ms. Williams is a graduate of North Hall High School Class of 1993. She then attended Brenau Women's College and earned her degree in Political Science in 1997, cum laude. Ms. Williams was very active while attending Brenau. She served as her sorority Vice President, Alpha Chi Omega, for two years, Vice President of the Student Body, the college Senate Board, and many other groups. Ms. Williams graduated from Brenau with distinction from the Political Science/History Department. ...
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...
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.
Kathryn Clark
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Cumming, GA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(770) 887-1209 309 Pirkle Ferry Road,
Building F
Cumming, GA 30040
Family
The University of Georgia School of Law
Kelly Case
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(866) 822-7352 13010 Morris Road
6th Floor, BLDG I
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
I am the former Judge of the 9th Judicial District Court. While serving as Judge, I presided over numerous, large, complex civil and criminal trials. Before taking the bench in 2013, I was a prolific trial attorney. I am a Board Certified Criminal Lawyer with over 2 decades experience in winning trials and I am focused on the best possible outcome for my clients. I have represented numerous people especially those holding professional licenses such as pilots, physicians and lawyers. As a former prosecutor, I have been on both sides of the table and know what it takes to negotiate...
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.
Antonio Mari
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Cartersville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(770) 334-8574 605 N. Tennessee St.
Cartersville, GA 30120
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Mari Legal Group's goal is to make legal representation affordable and accessible to all the hard working citizens of Georgia. Phone or office consultations are always free. We offer weekend and evening appointments to meet your busy schedule. We also offer convenient payment options to work around your budget. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment or get a good faith estimate on the potential costs of representation. I am dedicated to bringing the highest quality of legal representation in divorce, family law and estate planning matters, personal injury or dui matters. Our office aggressively represents clients throughout North...
Jeremy C. Penland
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Ringgold, GA Family Law Attorney
(706) 935-5296 7411 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Liberty University School of Law
Mr. Jeremy C. Penland is a life-long resident of north Georgia, growing up in Walker and Catoosa counties. After graduating Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, Mr. Penland enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he spent four years on active duty service. After being honorably discharged, Mr. Penland attended college in southern California, and received a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Tamara Feliciano
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Alpharetta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Caryn S. Fennell
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Woodstock, GA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(770) 479-0248 2230 Towne Lake Parkway
Building 600, Suite 140
Woodstock, GA 30189
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
I have over twenty-three years of professional and executive experience, including service in the United States Army. I also have and twenty-four years of education, including studies in my Associates Degree, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Industrial/Organizational Ph.D. Program and in my Juris Doctor Program. I own and manage the law offices of Caryn S. Fennell & Associates which I opened on November 9, 2010, the same day I swore into the Bar Association and the Georgia Courts. Since opening my firm, I have closed over 850 family and criminal law cases. I specialize in complex custody matters, and...
Christopher L. Moore
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Cumming, GA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
P.O. Box 267
Cumming, GA 30028
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...
Forrest Clinton Barbour
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Kennesaw, GA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(770) 461-2025 125 Townpark Drive, Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law
I am a 2008 graduate of Georgia State University’s College of Law. Prior to entering law school, I attended and graduated from Georgia Southern University, where I played offensive line for the Georgia Southern Eagles football team. I enjoy spending time with my wife (who is a Staff Attorney for Judge Fletcher Sams in Fayette County) and two children and watching the Georgia Southern Eagles and Atlanta Braves. I have taught Sunday School and served on Church Council at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, Georgia. I am also currently the president of the Starr’s...
Thomas Maddox
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Roswell, GA Family Law Attorney with 34 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.
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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.

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