Atlanta Family Lawyer
Family Law Firm Handling a Wide Range of Georgia Family Law Matters
Buckhead Family Law is here to find the answers to your family law matters and move forward with lasting, effective solutions, no matter how big or complex the problem may seem. With a decade of experience in a wide range of family law matters, you can count on our Atlanta family lawyers to provide you with valuable advice and effective representation with the best interests of you and your family always in mind. Call our office for help with any of the following:
Buckhead Family Law can help you obtain a divorce in Atlanta, whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. We can represent you in drafting or reviewing a marital settlement agreement that covers all the essential matters in a Georgia divorce – child custody, child support, alimony and property division. If agreement cannot be reached on any of these topics, we have the experience and training to represent your interests in court and obtain a resolution that meets your needs.
If changed circumstances indicate the need for a modification of the child custody and visitation plan or a change in alimony, our legal team provides high-level representation whether you are seeking or opposing a post-divorce modification. We are also well-versed in enforcement of court orders, including representing parties in contempt proceedings in Atlanta family courts.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Call our office to learn how a premarital or postmarital agreement can be used to enhance the security of your marriage by ensuring both parties will be provided for and neither taken advantage of in the event of a divorce. We draft and review marital agreements to make sure that your rights are protected and your needs are met with a solid prenuptial agreement that is valid and enforceable under Georgia law.
Paternity and Legitimation
Establishing a child’s parentage has significant and lasting consequences for the child and dictates important rights and responsibilities for the father regarding child custody, visitation and the payment of child support. We represent mothers, fathers and other interested parties through the complicated two-step process of paternity and legitimation in family courts in Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnet and Forsyth counties.
Domestic Violence Protective Orders
Domestic violence under Georgia law includes assault, battery or any felony which occurs between current or former spouses, people who have a child together, parents and their children, or any household members. It is important to know that an assault can be committed under Georgia law with a threat or other action that puts someone in fear of being harmed, if the person intended to cause the fear and had the ability to carry out the threat. Actual physical contact or violence is not required to commit an assault.
If you have been subjected to domestic violence, we can help you get a temporary restraining order and also represent you at a hearing to put a Family Violence Protection Order in place for a year, three years or permanently if needed. A protective order can keep one person from having any contact with the other, even if the one person has to move out of the house to comply with the order. The protective order can require the person to turn in any guns or weapons, and it can also make orders regarding child custody or child support, including granting custody of the family home or car to one person alone.
The person subject to the order can challenge the imposition of a protective order at a hearing and can be represented by an attorney. In addition to representing persons seeking a protective order, we also represent persons challenging an order when the allegation of domestic violence is based on a misunderstanding or is being purposely misused to gain an advantage in a Georgia divorce or child custody dispute. Whether seeking or opposing a domestic violence protective order, strong, effective legal representation is key to your success.
Georgia law recognizes the importance for children to maintain a relationship with their grandparents, even after the parents divorce. Grandparents can file in court for visitation rights, or they can intervene in an ongoing court action such as divorce or post-divorce custody modification to assert their rights to reasonable visitation. As in most cases dealing with children, the court will make its decision based on what is in the best interests of the children. There are several factors the court considers in making this determination. If you are a grandparent or parent seeking or challenging visitation, we can help by developing the facts and evidence to support the premise that visitation should be granted or denied.
Sometimes, a married couple may deny access to the grandchildren for one reason or another. In these situations, the law typically sides with rights of the parents to make such decisions, and the grandparents may not have the right to force visitation through legal action. In these situations, we may be able to help by mediating with the parties to discover the underlying issues and work out a resolution that is acceptable to all the parties.
Call Buckhead Family Law to Discuss Your Atlanta Family Law Matter
For help with a divorce or other family law matter in Atlanta and throughout Fulton, DeKalb and surrounding counties, call Buckhead Family Law at 404-600-1403, or contact us online to schedule your consultation with a dedicated and effective Atlanta family lawyer.