Orchard Hill Family Lawyers

Compare 25 top rated Georgia attorneys serving Orchard Hill.
Ellaretha Coleman
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Strong and compassionate family law attorney. Call today!

I’m an experienced Georgia family lawyer and dedicated to helping you and your family at every stage of the legal process. My practice includes divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Marlys A. Bergstrom
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation!

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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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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Tony A. Taylor
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Georgia Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience

Attorney Tony A. Taylor is a founding partner at Daniels & Taylor, P.C. where he practices in many areas of the law, including family law, criminal law, juvenile law, wills and estates, and divorce law. He is... Read More »
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Jody L. Sellers
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Griffin, GA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(770) 415-9848 100 South Hill Street, Suite 502
Griffin, GA 30223
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
At the Sellers Law Firm, LLC, I practice primarily in family law and criminal defense, ranging from divorce, legitimation, adoption, deprivation, and custody cases to DUIs, misdemeanors, traffic citations, and major felonies. My firm is located in Griffin, Georgia, but I travel across the state to represent our clients. I also handle matters related to personal injury, workers compensation, medical malpractice, products liability, and wills/probate. If you are in need of an attorney now or you just want to ask a few questions, give me a call at the Sellers Law Firm: Where Clients...
Dwayne Charles Singleton
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Griffin, GA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(770) 227-5300 1115 Zebulon Rd
Griffin, GA 30224
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
.D., Mercer University, Walter F. Georgia School of Law, 2002 B.A, Psychology, State University of West Georgia, 1998 Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Social Security Disability, Family Law (Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoptions), Criminal Defense (DUI, Traffic Tickets, Felonies, Misdemeanors) On August 30, 1974, Dwayne Singleton was born in a small town east of Atlanta. Shortly thereafter, his father bought a small farm in Oxford, Georgia where Dwayne spent the rest of his childhood. It was on this small farm where he learned the values of hard work and the benefits of doing things right the...
Lance Newton Owen
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Griffin, GA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(770) 227-8929 124 N. Hill Street
Griffin, GA 30224
Family and Divorce
University of Memphis
Lance N. Owen was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and grew up in Blakely, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1992 with a B.A. in Political Science. Mr. Owen received his law degree from the University of Memphis in 1995. Mr. Owen accepted a position with Shepherd & Johnston in Griffin, Georgia, after graduating from law school and became a partner with the firm in 2001. The firm became known as Johnston, Owen & Bullard in 2006 and opened an office in McDonough, Georgia in 2011. Mr. Owen is the currently the...
William J. Maddox
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Griffin, GA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(770) 229-4578 113 East Solomon Street
Griffin, GA 30223
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
My firm, Maddox & Harding, LLC, has serviced the Griffin Judicial Circuit and surrounding counties for over 10 years. We specialize in family law, criminal defense and personal injury cases. I take pride in handling your family matters as if they were my own, and defending you in criminal matters and against insurance companies as if my own interest were on the line! Call (770) 229-4578 for a free consultation to find out how we can help you!
Nicola Cummings
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McDonough, GA Family Law Attorney
(678) 369-1804 1735 Pennsylvania Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Family, 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...
Janice Fabiana Alfred
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(404) 494-0027 103 Jonesboro Road
Ste. B2
Mcdonough , GA 30253
Free ConsultationMcdonough , GA Family Law Lawyer with 15 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...
Mr. Jeff D. Anderson
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McDonough, GA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(770) 957-6871 134 Atlanta Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
I am a solo practitioner in Henry County, Georgia. I focus primarily on Criminal Defense Law, handling well over a thousand cases in State and Superior Courts throughout Georgia, including approximately 75 jury trials.
Nichole Anne Reynolds
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McDonough, GA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(770) 898-2648 146 Atlanta Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Family and Divorce
The University of Georgia School of Law
Nichole represents clients in family law cases (divorce, custody, child support, Family Violence Protective Orders, legitimation and paternity) in Henry County and the surrounding area. Nichole has represented hundreds of clients. With the exception of Nichole's obligation for a part-time judgeship as an Assistant Magistrate Judge, her practice is almost exclusively in the area of family law.
Kent Lawrence
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Jackson, GA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(770) 775-2819 423 S. Mulberry Street
Jackson, GA 30233
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
The University of Georgia School of Law
Clay Davis
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McDonough, GA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
The Law South Bldg.
30 Woodruff Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
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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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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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William R. Moody Jr
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McDonough, GA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(678) 814-4367 70 Atlanta Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Jehan Yasmin El-Jourbagy
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Forsyth, GA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(478) 994-5171 87 North Lee Street
PO Box 657
Forsyth, GA 31029
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of Georgia
Curtis Stephen Jenkins
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Forsyth, GA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(478) 994-4257 8 W. Johnston St.
P.O. Box 850
Forsyth, GA 31029
Family
Griffin, GA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(770) 227-8806 743 S Hill St
Griffin, GA 30224
Family, Criminal and Divorce
University of Georgia
Griffin, GA Family Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(770) 227-4000 100 S Hill St
Griffin, GA 30223
Family, Divorce, Insurance Defense and Municipal
University of Georgia
Griffin, GA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(770) 228-0558 130 N Hill St
Griffin, GA 30223
Family, Divorce, Municipal and Personal Injury
University of California
Griffin, GA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(770) 227-4000 100 S Hill St
Griffin, GA 30223
Family, Divorce, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
McDonough, GA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(770) 288-6866 44 John Frank Ward Blvd
McDonough, GA 30253
Family and Divorce
University of Georgia
McDonough, GA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(770) 898-0333 103 Keys Ferry St
McDonough, GA 30253
Family, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Regent University School of Law
McDonough, GA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(770) 954-2010 46 Sloan St
McDonough, GA 30253
Family and Divorce
Atlanta Law School
Christopher L. Moore
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Free Consultation! Trusted Family Lawyer! Dedicated to Achieving Your Goals!

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I am an experienced and skilled Georgia family attorney. I am committed to finding effective and efficient solutions to your family legal matters! Visit my website for more information. Call for your free consultation! Read More »
Anthony Van Johnson
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation. Call today!

I provide exceptional legal representation in all areas of family law. I will work tirelessly to deliver results for you and your family! Visit my website for more information! Call today for a consultation! Read More »
Forsyth, GA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(478) 994-8535 20 W Main St
Forsyth, GA 31029
Family, Divorce and Municipal
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
McDonough, GA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(770) 320-8280 176 Atlanta St
McDonough, GA 30253
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Georgia State University
Jackson, GA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(770) 775-3188 117 Brookwood Ave
Jackson, GA 30233
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Cumberland L.S./Samford
Jackson, GA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(770) 722-3216 366 Covington St
Jackson, GA 30233
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Personal Injury
Georgia State University
Fayetteville, GA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(770) 460-9956 1086 Hwy 92 S
Fayetteville, GA 30215
Family and Divorce
Georgia State University
Ellaretha Coleman
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(404) 998-8807 101 Marietta Street NW
Suite 3650
Atlanta, GA 30303
Offers Video ChatAtlanta, GA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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...
Tyler Carey
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(678) 625-1994 2117 Usher Street, N.W.
Covington, GA 30014
Covington, GA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Emory University School of Law
Tyler Carey grew up in Athens, Ohio and moved to Augusta, Georgia for college where he attended and graduated from Augusta University. During his undergraduate studies, Tyler was a member of the Student Conduct Board, as well as awarded the Who’s Who Among American College Students from Universities. After Augusta University, Tyler moved to Loganville to attend Emory University’s School of Law.

During Tyler's first year of law school, he interned for Bryan Frost which sparked his desire to help those overwhelmed by the legal system.

During his time at Emory, Tyler helped write am amicus curie brief to the United States...
Chinwe N. Foster
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(404) 525-3082 116 MLK Sr Heritage Trail
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Offers Video ChatStockbridge, GA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Howard University School of Law
The Foster Law Firm is one of the premier law firms in the metro Atlanta area. We specialize in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Defense.

We have earned a reputation for providing high quality and effective legal representation in the metro Atlanta area. We earned this by providing our clients with the highest standards of diligence, knowledge, professionalism, and by relentlessly protecting our client’s rights.

We stand out from other law firms and attorneys in Atlanta, because we care about our clients as people. Our extensive courtroom experience gives our clients an advantage when walking into a courtroom. Our client’s...
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...
Regina Irene Edwards
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(770) 854-0777 38 Old Ivy Rd NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342
Offers Video ChatAtlanta, GA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Tulane University School of Law
COVID-19 Notice - Our firm has been working remotely for years. We have not missed a beat. We are still processing family law cases, having hearings via video conference, and settling and finalizing cases every day.

We are happy to help you. My firm is noted for our aggressive representation, meticulous preparation 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...
Russell H. Hippe, III
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Georgia Family Law Attorney with 26 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 46 years experience

Stetson University College of LawFlorida and Georgia
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Max Ruthenberg-Marshall
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Decatur, GA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(678) 435-9069 708 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Offers Video ChatFamily, 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...
Tiffany R. Lunn
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(770) 492-2974 110 Habersham Drive
Suite 106
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Offers Video ChatFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
I help people protect children and assets in family disputes. I bring passion and experience to family law and legacy building. The firm assists with an array of issues from contested divorce, uncontested divorce, child custody modification, legitimation, adoption, estate planning and probate litigation. With a personable staff and expertise that has been treasured by many clients, I can help you through simple matters as well as the most complex. Call the office and schedule a consultation.
Shalamar J. Parham
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Fayetteville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 12 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...
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
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...
Mr. Nathan Eric Jackson Esq.
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Douglasville, GA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(770) 949-7300 8701 Hospital Drive
Suite B
Douglasville, GA 30134
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University
I was born in Stockbridge, Georgia, April 4, 1972: admitted to the bar 2004, State of Georgia. Education: University of West Georgia (B.S.Ed. 1990); Georgia State University College of Law (J.D. 2004); Atlanta Law School Full Scholarship Recipient; Received Honors in Litigation; Moot Court Qualifier; Phi Alpha Delta (Marshal); State Bar of Georgia; Secretary, Douglas County Bar Association; Former Instructor, National Rifle Association. PRACTICE AREAS: Family Law; Juvenile Law; Criminal Law; Adoption; Wills; Civil Litigation.
Lauren Deal
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Macon, GA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(478) 254-9154 901B Washington Ave
Macon, GA 31201
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
An experienced trial attorney, Lauren Deal is dedicated to providing clients with nonjudgmental legal counseling, client education, confident trial presentation, and reliable client communication. Whether you are facing a divorce, a child custody action, or criminal charges, she will take the time to listen to your needs and address your concerns. Lauren’s passion for the law and justice make her a tireless advocate for your rights.
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...
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.
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.
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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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