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Meriwether & Tharp, LLC

Family Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

770-790-0002

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At the Atlanta, Georgia law office of Jody A. Miller, we have assisted clients with divorce, juvenile law, and general family law issues for over 20 years. Our philosophy is to provide outstanding and creative legal services in the area of general family law in an atmosphere in which client service and communication is our first priority. We never forget that while we deal …

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David A. Garfinkel

Family Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

678-203-4441

10-Year Super Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyer, Best Lawyer in America, Top 100 Family Law Attorney. Call today.

David A. Garfinkel is an attorney who has experience in all practice areas relevant to family and domestic relations law. He has many years of experience in handling all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody and complex property divisions.  Contact David A. Garfinkel today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Divorce Property …

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Hecht Family Law

Family Lawyer | Serving Atlanta, GA

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678-883-5304

I've Been Through It Myself And I'll Help You Get Through It, Too. Call Me Today.

Whatever issue you are facing — whether the initial divorce, child support or child custody issues, modification of child support, modification of custody, or noncompliance with the court's order, Hecht Family Law will protect your rights and help you get through it. Very few divorces end amicably and there can be numerous disputes during the process, whether or …

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Marsh & Frost, PC

Family Lawyer | Serving Atlanta, GA

470-273-8086

Our Attorneys Fight Hard For a Positive Outcome

At Marsh & Frost, we have built a reputation of providing exceptional legal representation with a personal touch. Whether through litigation, mediation or collaboration, we will fight to ensure that you are in the best position possible for the next phase of your life. We believe that one should never fail to negotiate. Many of our attorneys are licensed mediators. We …

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Whitney D. Mauk, P.C.

Family Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

Highly Recognized Atlanta Family Law Super Lawyer.

Your life's work, including your children, your home, your business and your savings may be threatened in divorce. The legal process can become messy and emotional with so much at stake. We offer clear legal guidance to help you navigate this difficult moment in your life. Whitney D. Mauk holds personal sessions with every client to create individually tailored …

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The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott, P.C.

Family Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

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We Have More Than 25 Years of Experience and Are Prepared to Guide You Through The Divorce Process.

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Atlanta Family Law Information

Are You Dealing with a Family Law Issue?

Family law matters can be overwhelming and incredibly sensitive. The longer the problem remains unresolved, the greater the toll it can have on the welfare and well-being of you and your family. An experienced Atlanta family law attorney will help protect your rights.

Family Law Issues

There are many legal issues that face families, such as child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, annulment, paternity or spousal support. Of course, as diverse as families are, there are more Family Law issues that land under this broad category of law.

Remember dealing with a Family Law issue will not only have an impact in your life emotionally, but also legally and financially. It is very important to take the time to discover long-term solutions for your family's needs and future.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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Court Locations in Atlanta, GA

State Court of Fulton County

185 Central Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 613-5002

Municipal Court of Atlanta

150 Garnett St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 658-6940

Supreme Court of Georgia

40 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-3470