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Family Law

Atlanta, Georgia Family Law Attorney

Family law is the area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relationships, including divorce, adoption, and child custody. The nature of family law cases makes them incredibly sensitive, with plenty of potential for conflict. When human relationships are involved, and the well-being of our loved ones hangs in the balance, tensions can run high.

This is why you want to hire an experienced attorney for your family law case, someone who can navigate the complex and emotionally charged situations common to these cases, all while providing you with sound legal guidance.

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Our Family Law Attorneys Can Help

The attorneys with the Don Turner Legal Team have years of experience handling family law cases. We can help you address the unique challenges that your family law case presents and will formulate a sound strategy for your case. We can handle a variety of family law-related matters including:

Adoption

The adoption process can be long, legally complex, and difficult to navigate alone. We can help grandparents, stepparents, and third parties, such as foster parents navigate the complicated process of adoption, including filling out the relevant paperwork and appearing at adoption proceedings.

Alimony

In Georgia, receiving alimony is not a guaranteed right, but it can be awarded in certain situations. The process of determining alimony can be complicated, which is why you want an experienced family lawyer on your side. Whether you are petitioning to receive alimony, opposing it, or appealing a prior alimony decision by the court, our legal team can help.

Child Support

When parents live apart, one usually pays child support to the other. Our lawyers can help you ensure your child support situation is handled correctly. This means making sure all income is accounted for and net income is calculated correctly, as well as enforcing child support orders if the person who should be paying their child support isn't.

Child Custody

If you are getting divorced and have minor children, part of the divorce process will involve determining who those children live with. If you and your spouse cannot work out a custody arrangement, then a family lawyer can help. Our attorneys can petition the court on your behalf and ensure you get the custody arrangement that is in the best interests of your children.

Divorce

If you are considering filing for divorce, or your spouse has already filed, our family law attorneys can assist you with the process. We can help guide you through every step of the divorce process, including filing and serving the relevant paperwork, negotiating divorce agreements, and dividing property. Our firm can handle both contested and uncontested divorce.

Family Violence

Being charged with domestic violence carries harsher penalties than normal assault and battery charges. It can also cause you to lose your home, your job, your right to own a firearm, and if you are divorced, your visitation rights. A family violence conviction could ruin your life - that's why you need our family law attorneys on your side.

Modification

Sometimes, a change in circumstances for one or both parents can make mandated child support payments difficult to afford or previous custody arrangements unfeasible. Our family law attorneys can help you petition the courts for a modification to your child support payments or child custody arrangements.

Paternity

When a child is born to unmarried parents, the mother is given sole physical and legal custody of the child, unless paternity has been established. Establishing paternity makes the child entitled to a relationship with, as well as child and medical support from their biological father. Our family lawyers can help you, whether you are seeking to establish your paternity or challenge it.

Prenuptial Agreements

If you have assets, property, or children from a previous marriage, you and your prospective spouse should consider a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement can help both spouses understand their financial rights and responsibilities, determine how one spouse's property can be passed to children from a previous marriage, and protect spouses from each other's debts. Our attorneys can help you and your new spouse draft a prenuptial agreement.

Restraining Orders

If you or a loved one fear the consequences of ending an abusive relationship, you should consider filing a restraining or total protective order. Whether you fear for your or your children’s safety, are in danger from a spouse or other family member, or believe you are the victim of unfair allegations, a protective order can help. We can help you file a protective order and represent you at your hearing.

Wills and Probate

A will determines who will get your property after your death. If you die without a will, probate court will make those decisions for you and likely cause your loved ones a needless amount of stress. We can help you with estate planning, including preparing the relevant documents, advising the representatives of your estate, and settling the deceased person's final affairs.

Contact Our Georgia Family Law Attorneys Now

If you need help with a family law-related matter, now is not the time to go it alone. Contact the Don Turner Legal Team today and see how our experienced family law attorneys can help you with your case.

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