Flowery Branch, Georgia Family Lawyers

Ms. Amanda L. Dean
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Flowery Branch, GA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(678) 369-2654 P.O. Box 930
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Free ConsultationFamily and Juvenile
The University of Georgia School of Law
Amanda has Fought for the Best Interest of Children Involved in Juvenile Court and also as a Guardian ad Litem through out Georgia and Gainesville. Gainesville, Georgia lawyer Amanda Dean has devoted much of her time to the practice of law for and on behalf of children. Attorney Dean currently serves as Judge Pro Tem of the Dawson County Juvenile Court. Attorney Dean was previously selected by the Georgia Attorney General to be a Special Assistant Attorney General and represented the Hall County Department of Family and Children Services in Hall County Juvenile Court. Attorney Dean...
Flowery Branch, GA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(770) 539-9700 5870 Meadowfield Trce
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Family, Criminal and Divorce
John Marshall L.S. (Atlanta)
Flowery Branch, GA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(770) 536-3264 4910 Surrey Pl
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Family, Divorce, Elder and Real Estate
University of Georgia
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....
Trinity Marie Hundredmark
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Duluth, GA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(770) 822-0900 One Sugarloaf Centre Suite 4000
1960 Satellite Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30097
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The University of Georgia School of Law and Stetson University
Trinity Hundredmark heads the domestic relations division for Andersen, Tate, & Carr, P.C., while also working within the criminal practice division. She is considered a leader in the southeast in both family and criminal law related matters, and can often be seen in the news media, offering her legal insight on cases in the National spotlight.

Trinity leaves no room for error in her criminal law practice, ensuring the best possible outcome for her clients. She has attained certifications in Georgia for both DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and is considered by her peers to be a true trial...
Regina Irene Edwards
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(770) 854-0777 295 Culver St
Suite D
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Lawrenceville, 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...
Tony A. Taylor
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Atlanta Law School
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 Gwinnett Magazine voted his firm, Daniels & Taylor, as the "Best of Gwinnett" in 5 categories. --Best Full Service Firm. --Best Criminal Defense Firm. --Best Bankruptcy Advisers. --Best Personal Injury Firm. --Among the Best Business Law Advisers. Whether you are fighting for Divorce, Custody, Legitimation, or Child Support, Tony and his team will give you strategic advice based on...
Terri Herron
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(404) 418-7777 3675 Crestwood Pkwy.
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30096
Free ConsultationDuluth, 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
Stacy Snyder Garguilo
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(770) 962-4070 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
After 20 years of leading a successful litigation firm, Stacy Snyder Garguilo has joined the Law Firm of Daniels & Taylors. Stacy knows that adversity touches us all. More often than not it arrives at the most inopportune period of life.

Stacy came to Daniels & Taylor to focus specifically on her clients and their needs during their most testing moments. These stressful situations require the guidance of an objective expert, familiar with the most effective path to successful legal closure. Stacy Garguilo has the essential expertise to assist in critical legal matters. She has a track record of unyielding dedication...
Michael David Birchmore
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(770) 962-4070 390 West Crogan Street
Suite 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
As an athlete for 20 years, Mike recognizes the benefits of hard work, proper training and being prepared for the competition. Today, these traits help him achieve winning results for his clients. A graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Mike has litigated in a diverse range of law throughout Georgia and has appeared as lead trial counsel in 47 Georgia counties. Mike has served as co-counsel with some of Atlanta's largest firms, and he has also represented family members of some of the best known attorneys in the country. ...
Mr. David Ward Esq.
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Duluth, GA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(770) 383-1973 3235 Satellite Boulevard
Building 400; Suite 300
Duluth, GA 30096
Family and Divorce
Campbell Law School
David J. Ward is an experienced litigator that has focused on family law cases. The polestar of his practice is straight forward: Accomplish his clients's goals and objectives; through negotiation where possible, through litigation when necessary.
Douglas W. Lewis
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(770) 682-3765 154 Stone Mountain Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
West Virginia University College of Law
For over 20 years I have successfully represented clients in Gwinnett County and surrounding counties in cases involving: •Divorce and Family Law ?Custody/ Parenting Time/Visitation ?Child Support and Alimony ?Modification and contempt ?Legitimation and Paternity ?Adoption •Personal Injury •Criminal Defense •Estate Planning My law office is conveniently located in downtown Lawrenceville less than one mile from the Gwinnett County courthouse. My philosophy is to treat you with the same care and respect as I would for one of my own family. I am committed to providing a high level of personal care and attention...
Isaac F. Cotto
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DULUTH, GA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(770) 817-7581 3675 CRESTWOOD PARKWAY
SUITE 400
DULUTH, GA 30096
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Attorney Isaac F. Cotto is a graduate of Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. His practice areas include immigration, family, personal injury and criminal law. In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Cotto is a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a Military Police Officer for 5 years.
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. ...
Sherley Joseph-Roper
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(678) 690-5296 1755 N. Brown Rd., Suite #200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Family, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
Sherley Joseph-Roper obtained her law degree from St. John's University School of law in 2003. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College at Columbia University with a degree in Sociology, and a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.  Very early in her career, she developed a passion for improving the lives of families and children, strengthening communities, and promoting public safety. Her unique background is informed by a rich professional career involving family counseling, social services and government benefits, criminal prosecution, regulatory compliance in financial and real estate matters, commercial liability and personal injury litigation.  She...
David Edward Boyle
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(678) 304-0333 189 W. Pike Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Emory University School of Law
David has been representing persons accused or suspected of criminal wrongdoing since 2010. David is the past-secretary of the Gwinnett County Bar Association -Criminal Section. He has been featured in television news stories with Randy Travis’ Fox 5 Atlanta I-Team Investigations, and CBS-46 investigations into the Walton County Sheriff’s Department corruption and drug investigations. David has been a guest lecturer for the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

David graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1997. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Melodie Clayton in Cobb County State Court. After that he worked...
Robert Booker
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney
(888) 393-8279 1670 McKendree Church Road
#300b
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University
Have you been charged with a crime in the Gwinnett County, GA area? For criminal law matters such as DUI, assault, battery, manslaughter, domestic violence, or theft crimes; a Lawrenceville criminal defense attorney can represent your case and fight for your rights. For the best criminal defense team with high qualifications and a vast amount of experience, our attorneys can give you the best legal advice and guide you through this stressful time in your life. For criminal offenses such as drug possession or trespassing, Robert L. Booker can help, give us a call today!
Mary A Montgomery
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Johns Creek, GA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(770) 308-5320 11340 Lakefield Drive, #200
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nova Southeastern University
Our moto here at the firm is “Choose Experience, Get Resolution”. Since 1988, Mary Stearns-Montgomery has had tremendous success and a stellar reputation as a family law attorney. The practice began to grow almost immediately and now encompasses 4 office locations all over the Atlanta metro area. The main office in Marietta provides a comfortable and safe place for the firms client’s and their opponents to come together to work on a resolution. In 2010, Mary added Ryan Proctor as a partner. Then in 2013, Ryan moved his main office to the Buckhead location. ...
David McLeod
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Gainesville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(770) 536-0202 200 West Academy St. NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Georgia State University
McLeod Law Firm, P.C. provides quality legal representation for its clients across North Georgia. Our lawyers provide legal services for the following types of cases: personal injury, divorce, family law, criminal law, and business law. We pledge to always keep our clients fully informed, to work efficiently, and to promptly respond to our clients' needs. We continually update our practice to incorporate the most appropriate communication, technological, and legal advances in an effort to better serve our clients. We are located in historical downtown Gainesville, Georgia.
Laura Coates
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law
Mark Hill
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(770) 299-1800 205 W. Pike Street
Suite 120
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Mark Hill has an energetic passion that allows him to get things done in the Family Law / Divorce / Domestic relations area of law and also the Criminal Justice System that seem like magic.

Mark uses his nearly 30 years of legal experience to assist clients in Gwinnett County with their domestic relations.

Mark has friendly relationships with all the right people in many of the counties and courts. He uses several strategies to get your charges reduced, minimize probation or fines, or even have your charged DISMISSED!

Call now for a Free Consultation with Mark or a member...
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
Michael E. Manely
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(866) 687-8561 148 S. Clayton Street
Suite B
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law and Georgia State University College of Law
Michael is the only all family law attorney to win unanimous decisions before both The Supreme Court of Georgia and The Supreme Court of Georgia. In addition, Michael has won before The Supreme Court of Costa Rica. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts and federal courts in the Northern and Middle District of Georgia, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. With over 25 years of experience, he has successfully represented thousands of family members in state, federal and international family law cases including divorce, custody, parental kidnapping, paternity, legitimation,...
Jeffrey Reeder
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Cumming, GA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
110 Samaritan Drive #102
Cumming, GA 30040
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...
Markeith Wilson
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(770) 939-0226 175 Langley Drive
Suite C-3
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Criminal and Juvenile
Georgia State University College of Law
Markeith Wilson completed his law studies at Georgia State University. Prior to law school, Attorney Wilson served our country as an officer in the United States Air Force. He primarily focuses his cases on criminal law, juvenile law (including DUI/traffic cases) and family law (from divorce to child support/custody). As a passionate advocate, he constantly stays up-to-date on the latest in legal strategies and cutting-edge solutions for his clients. Attorney Wilson is also dedicated to his family, church, fraternity, and community. He regularly advocates for veterans, children, the indigent, and those less fortunate in our society.
Alan H. Meincke
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Cumming, GA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(770) 889-0181 309 Pirkle Ferry Road
Suite C400
Cumming, GA 30040
Family
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Stephen A. Power
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Houston - Main Campus
Scott Kelley Spooner
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Suwanee, GA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(678) 714-1131 3451-C Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
At Spooner & Associates, P.C., we put our clients first. Our objective is to efficiently resolve each case with our client's interests at the forefront of every decision. We are a firm of skilled litigators who are aggressive in the courtroom. However, when it is in our client's best interests, we can handle cases through negotiation or methods of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation.
Christopher L. Moore
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Cumming, GA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(678) 679-6717 123 Tribble Gap Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
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...
Mari Lee Chambers
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(678) 404-7104 205 W. Pike Street
Suite 120
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Attorney Mari Lee Chambers is a founding partner in Chambers, Hill & Quinde. She began practicing law in Norcross, Georgia in 1988 and has always practiced in Gwinnett County and the surrounding counties. Attorney Chambers has practiced many types of law in numerous counties. She has served as a conflict public defender in Fulton County and is currently the Solicitor for the City of Auburn. She has handled every type of family law case, including juvenile law, divorce, custody modifications and adoptions. Attorney Chambers is a wife and mother to three teenagers. She is...
Elena Quinde
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(678) 404-7104 205 West Pike Street
Suite 120
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law
Attorney Elena Quinde is a founding partner of Chambers, Hill & Quinde. After practicing family law and criminal defense in Gwinnett County for several years, she recognized a need in the area for a boutique law firm which ultimately culminated in the birth of Chambers, Hill & Quinde. Attorney Quinde has experience prosecuting and defending a variety of crimes. She also brings to the table her invaluable experience of having handled many family law cases. In her time away from the office and courtroom, Attorney Quinde is the mother to a precocious little girl. ...
Saralyn Stephanie Stewart
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
234 Luckie Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
The Stewart Law Office offers Experienced, Dedicated, and Caring Representation on all family law and divorce matters in the Gwinnett, metro Atlanta, and middle Georgia areas.
Christine Scartz
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
The University of Georgia School of Law
Douglas Mitchell
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Winder, GA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(770) 722-9765 20 West Stephens Street
Winder, GA 30680
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Willamette University College of Law
Tracy Ann Moore
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Cumming, GA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(770) 889-0846 213 Kelly Mill Rd.
Cumming, GA 30040
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Memphis State University
Ms. Moore-Grant has been practicing law in the North Georgia since 2002 focusing on family law. She is a litigator, mediator, arbitrator and court-appointed guardian ad litem. Her philosophy is to put families and children first and providing clients a transparent and smooth transition for their family.
George R. Belche
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(770) 963-3117 189 West Pike Street, Suite 103
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Collections and Divorce
Atlanta Law School
The firm of George R. Belche, Attorney at Law, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, focuses on helping people resolve their financial problems through bankruptcy. We want you to know that if you are feeling the burden and fear associated with significant debt, there is hope. For a free initial consultation to discuss your specific situation, contact us.
Howie Slomka
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Duluth, GA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(404) 649-5471 2180 Satellite Blvd #400
Duluth, GA 30097
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Georgetown University
Founding Partners, Adam Slipakoff and Howard “Howie” Slomka have both worked in large and small law firms and with high-end clients as well as small. Quickly, they both came to realize that working with smaller clients gave them a sense of connected purpose and satisfaction that goes with helping people on a personal level. Using their experience to simplify needlessly complex processes, they found a love for guarding clients, from further trepidation and strife.
There will always be a place in the world for traditional “by the book”, black and white, logic-driven law firms. Adam and Howie simply believe their clients...
John Preston Smith
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
University of Georgia
Sherry Lankford
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Lawrenceville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(770) 604-1397 390 W Crogan St
Ste 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
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
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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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