Family Law Practice
Family law matters can be very emotional — in both positive and negative ways — from the stress and tension of divorce to the joy of finalizing an adoption. Our attorneys have extensive experience in family law based on over 20 years of practice in Cumming and throughout the areas surrounding Forsyth County, including Gwinnett, Dawson, and Lumpkin Counties.
Empathy and Compassion
Family law attorneys must wear many hats. At various times during the process, we play the role of litigator, counselor, negotiator, communicator, and mediator. We are here to support and represent you every step of the way. Below are some examples of family law issues, and how our law firm can help you with them.
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Other Family Law Practice Areas:
- Contempt: If your ex-spouse is violating the terms of your divorce or custody agreement, our attorneys help you quickly enforce your court order - particularly when outstanding child support or alimony payments are owed.
- Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders: If you are a victim of domestic violence or stalking or you have been accused of domestic violence, you need caring and supportive lawyer to represent you. Our attorneys understand these issues may have a long-lasting impact on you and your family. We take our work on Temporary Protective Orders very seriously, and we will zealously advocate for your safety and protection in court.
- Guardianships and Conservatorships: Anyone over 18 who suffers from mental deficiency, mental illness, or any other condition that renders them unable to care for themselves may require a guardian or a conservator. Often this is a difficult process, but our attorneys can help make the situation as stress-free as possible.
- Legitimation: If you fathered a child out of wedlock, you do not have rights to custody or visitation until you have legitimated the child. Georgia Code requires more of the father than his signing the birth certificate. Our attorneys will guide you through this process so you can spend more time with your child.
- Prenuptial Agreements: One way to be proactive when beginning a new marital relationship is to consider formalizing a prenuptial agreement to handle property ownership, estate, and other related issues. Prenuptial agreements also protect the inheritance rights of children to ensure they receive their birth-parent's property in the event a remarried parent becomes deceased.
- Name Change: For a variety of reasons, you or your child may want to legally change names. This process involves an initial meeting to gather the proper information, filing the petition, satisfying the legal notice requirements, and a potential court hearing (in the case of a minor).