Newnan, Georgia Family Lawyers

Ellaretha Coleman
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Georgia Family Law Lawyer with 14 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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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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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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Jason Smith
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Newnan, GA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(678) 423-3177 Suite C-4
Newnan, GA 30263
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Drake University -IA
Attorney Jason G. Smith of Southern Piedmont Law PC has been practicing more than twelve years specializing in family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, and adoption. The firm prides itself on delivering personal attention and cost effective, quality representation. Recently Attorney Smith has been in the national news winning a landmark case that made legal history.
Keith Prater
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Newnan, GA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(770) 253-7778 20 Baker Road
Suite 5
Newnan, GA 30265
Family, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Alabama
Practicing in Newnan, Peachtree City and Fayetteville, for over 29 years. I have represented thousands of clients and recovered well over 30 million dollars in settlements and verdicts. Today I practice primarily in the areas of injury law, defective products law, family law, and estate law ~ though I have experience in a wider range of problems people encounter that make a visit to a local lawyer a need. Call me if you need a local counsel and advisor in your life events. If I cannot help you I will know who can.
Harold Matthew Horne
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Newnan, GA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(770) 253-3282 32 South Court Square
Newnan, GA 30264
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
With a unique focus on real estate and business law, Matt Horne is an attorney with valuable and varied legal practice experience. Having joined the firm in 2001, Matt is charged with representing clients in a variety of areas including debtor and creditor bankruptcy, wills and estate matters. His extensive background in all forms of litigation has Matt often in court handling business matters and domestic cases. As the head of our Newnan firm’s well-established real estate department, Matt and his closing team regularly handle residential and commercial real estate closings, representing buyers, sellers, lenders and developers.
Delia Crouch
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Newnan, GA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(770) 304-3642 8 Lee St
Newnan, GA 30263
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Newnan, GA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(770) 251-0800 12 Jackson St
Newnan, GA 30263
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Salmeh Fodor
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(678) 904-0085 110 Habersham Drive
Suite 110
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family and Divorce
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
When facing a divorce, child custody dispute or other family issues, you need an experienced firm that will be on your side. We will listen to you and help protect what is most important to you. Whether its custody of your children, getting enough alimony or palimony, keeping your house, or keeping your business, we can help you understand your rights and help you get what you want and deserve. My clients' testimonials speak wonders: "Uber 'Super' Lawyer"; "Top Lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia!"; "She Fiercely protects and promotes her clients' best interest;" "Attorney Fodor has unprecedented legal ability!"...
Shalamar J. Parham
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(678) 439-1482 320 W. Lanier Ave
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family and Divorce
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Shalamar Parham, a native of Atlanta, is a community oriented divorce and child custody attorney. Shalamar is managing principal of Parham Law Firm, LLC, a family law firm in Atlanta. Shalamar tirelessly represents her clients in divorce, child support, legitimation, and child custody matters throughout Georgia.

Shalamar was selected for SuperLawyers Georgia Rising Star in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in recognition for her work in family law.

Shalamar obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School.

Shalamar serves the community through her positions in various community and professional organizations. Shalamar is...
P. Justin Thrailkill
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(770) 461-2025 465 N. Jeff Davis Dr.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
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...
Mary A Montgomery
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(678) 275-8006 320 W. Lanier Ave., #200
Fayetteville, GA 30214
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. ...
Tiffany R. Lunn
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(770) 492-2974 110 Habersham Drive
Suite 111
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Tiffany R. Lunn of Lunn Law LLC keeps this quote in mind when dealing with the business and practice of law: "Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future". Every area of law that Tiffany R. Lunn practices has this quote at the heart of it and she attempts to remind her clients of this often in her role as their attorney because it also applies to them getting through the current moment to what lies ahead. Tiffany R. Lunn believes the plan in mind...
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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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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Forrest Clinton Barbour
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(770) 461-2025 465 N Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
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...
Angela Landgaard
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Peachtree City, GA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(770) 486-1220 42 Eastbrook Bend
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Family, Divorce, Elder and Probate
The University of Georgia School of Law and Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Angela Landgaard joined Slepian, Schwartz & Landgaard in 2009. She is currently the head of the Firm’s Domestic litigation and Probate departments, focusing primarily in the areas of Family Law and Probte. In addition to her work as a litigator, appointed by Judge Ann Jackson in 2013, Angela currently serves as the Fayette County Probate Court Co-Conservator and frequently serves as a court appointed attorney or Guardian Ad Litem for the Fayette County Probate Court. Angela was elected by the attorney members to serve as the 2014 President of the Fayette County Bar Association.
Melissa Potter Sanford
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(770) 719-3353 101 Devant Street
Suite 801
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Villanova University School of Law
Jimmy Lee Whitlock
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(770) 461-4882 345 E Lanier Ave
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
John Marshall L.S. (Atlanta)
I've practiced Law for 40 years, Located since 1980, at 345 E.Lanier Ave, Fayetteville, GA. Most of my practice is dedicated to representing DUI cases, Criminal cases Non-contested, or Uncontested Divorce, Wills and Probate Matters. I was a Municipal Judge in two cities, Fayetteville and Riverdale, GA., for a total of about 12 years. Many of my clients, and friends, call me The Godfather...because if I take your case I"ll treat you as part of the Family.
Philip S. Coe
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(770) 719-9363 150 Howard Lane
Fayetteville, GA 30215
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Harvard Law School
Philip S. Coe is a trial lawyer and counselor with more than 30 years of litigation experience. Mr. Coe's practice over the years has been wide-ranging, but with major focus on family law, including contested divorce, custody and support modification actions. Although he remains first and foremost a trial lawyer, Mr. Coe is also a registered Mediator and Arbitrator and Neutral Case Evaluator. Most recently, Mr. Coe has become a passionate advocate for and practitioner of Collaborative Divorce Practice.
Dinah Lynn Rainey
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Peachtree City, GA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(770) 731-1603 430 Prime Point
Suite 105
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Roshonda B Sutton
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Palmetto, GA Family Law Attorney
(770) 302-0899 635 Main Street
Palmetto, GA 30268
Family, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(770) 716-7206 101 Devant St
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
John Marshall L.S. (Atlanta)
Peachtree City, GA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(770) 631-3101 136 Holly Springs Dr
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Family and Divorce
Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(770) 461-2223 100 Habersham Dr
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family and Divorce
University of Georgia
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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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(770) 461-2025 465 N. Jeff Davis Dr.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Nova Univ (Ft. Lauderdale)
Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(770) 719-3353 101 Devant St
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family and Divorce
University of Georgia
Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 59 years experience
(770) 461-4222 113 Glynn St S
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Georgia
Peachtree City, GA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(770) 631-7785 255 Hwy 74 N
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Fayetteville, GA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(770) 460-5250 605 E Lanier Ave
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Fayetteville, GA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(770) 716-9111 340 N Jeff Davis Dr
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Emory University
Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(770) 461-2223 100 Habersham Dr
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Tennessee
Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(770) 461-2025 465 N. Jeff Davis Dr.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Georgia
Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(770) 461-2223 100 Habersham Dr
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Georgia
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...
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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Regina Irene Edwards
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(770) 854-0777 3330 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30339
Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 18 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...
Ellaretha Coleman
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(404) 998-8807 101 Marietta Street NorthWest
Suite 3650
Atlanta, GA 30303
Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Savannah Steele
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 5 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...
Patrick L. Meriwether
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(678) 879-9000 1545 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 300
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30309
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 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
Cawanna Anise McMichael
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Carrollton, GA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(770) 608-2890 202 Bradley Street
Suite E
Carrollton, GA 30117
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Cawanna Anise McMichael “CAM” is a competent and experienced trial attorney in the West Georgia Area who has defended well over 1000 felony and misdemeanor cases in Superior, State, and Magistrate Courts throughout the State of Georgia.She has built a reputation as an attorney who works tirelessly to achieve the best possible results for her clients and keeps them engaged as she strategically maneuvers their case. CAM believes in transparent representation, she listens to her clients and involves them in every stage of litigation.

CAM was born and raised in Carrollton, Georgia. She is a proud Alumni of Central-Carroll High School,...
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...
Homer P Jordan IV
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(404) 620-1558 100 Hartsfield Center Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30354
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...
Nicola Cummings
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McDonough, GA Family Law Attorney
(678) 369-1804 PHYSICAL: 1735 Pennsylvania Street
MAILING: P.O. Box 424
McDonough, GA 30253
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
West Virginia University College of Law and Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Attorney Nicola Cummings is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Henry County Georgia. She devotes herself to the practice areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Personal Injury Law. She attended Mercer University Law School and Virginia University School of Law where she earned a Masters of Law in Forensic Justice.

Attorney Cummings has an extensive career in criminal law. She began her career in criminal justice at Gwinnett County Police Department as a Crime Scene Investigator where she investigated all types of all types of crimes scenes from burglaries to homicide for almost 10 years. She...
Eric J. Garber
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Atlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 7 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...
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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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Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.