What Does a Family Lawyer Do in Georgia?

Family law touches the most personal and sensitive aspects of our lives—marriage, divorce, child custody, spousal support, and more. At Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C., we understand that working with a family lawyer often comes during emotionally charged moments. But what exactly do we do? Let’s break it down, one role at a time.

Facilitating a Smooth Divorce Process

When couples decide to part ways, it’s often a complex emotional and legal journey. In Georgia, a family lawyer helps by filing divorce papers, dividing assets, and, most importantly, ensuring that both parties are treated fairly. We help you understand your rights and work towards an amicable settlement wherever possible, aiming to lessen the emotional toll on everyone involved.

Child Custody and Support Agreements

For parents going through a separation or divorce, nothing is more important than their children’s well-being. Our team ensures that the child custody and support agreements align with your child’s best interests. We help you through mediation sessions, court hearings, and anything in between to make certain that your kids have the emotional and financial support they need.

Alimony and Asset Division

After a divorce, financial stability is often a significant concern. We guide you through the complex process of asset division, ensuring an equitable distribution. From real estate properties to retirement accounts, we make sure you understand the value of what’s at stake. Additionally, we’ll discuss whether alimony or spousal support is warranted in your case.

Addressing Contempt of Court in Family Law Cases in Georgia

Contempt of court is a serious issue that often arises in family law settings. If your ex-spouse or another party is not adhering to court-ordered arrangements—be it for child custody, alimony, or property division—we’re here to guide you on how to enforce these orders. Contempt proceedings can be initiated to hold the offending party accountable and compel them to comply with the court’s directives. Ignoring a court order not only undermines the justice system but can also have significant consequences on your life and the well-being of your children. Our team will meticulously prepare your case for court, aiming to resolve the situation efficiently so you can move on with your life without any unnecessary stress or delay.

Establishing Paternity and Guardianships

In some cases, we help establish legal paternity for children whose parents were never married. Legal paternity often opens the door for custody, visitation, and support agreements. In addition, we also assist families in setting up guardianships, particularly for minor children or adult dependents who cannot care for themselves.

Father’s and Grandfather’s Rights in Family Law in Georgia

Family law isn’t just about mothers and children; fathers and grandfathers also have significant roles and rights that need safeguarding. Whether you’re a dad looking to secure or modify custody arrangements or a grandfather wishing to ensure visitation rights with your grandchildren, we’re here to help. In cases of divorce or separation, we advocate for fathers to maintain meaningful relationships with their children, challenging any outdated stereotypes that may unfairly influence custody battles. For grandfathers, especially when family dynamics become complicated, we help navigate the legal pathways to secure your rights to stay connected with your grandchildren. We believe that family is a team effort, and everyone’s rights should be acknowledged and protected.

Handling Domestic Violence Cases & Temporary Protective Orders

When domestic abuse is a concern, the immediate safety of you and your loved ones is our top priority. Our team provides the legal support you need to obtain restraining orders and Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs). These legal tools act as crucial barriers between you and the abuser, offering a layer of security while longer-term solutions are explored. In addition to these immediate protections, we can help secure temporary custody of children, ensuring they are kept at a safe distance from potential harm. Our role also extends to guiding you through the intricacies of the legal system, offering emotional support and concrete legal strategies during this distressing period. We’re here to help you take back control of your life, equipping you with the legal tools and resources you need to move forward securely and confidently.

Choose Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C.

When you work with a dedicated attorney at Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C., we use every available strategy to achieve your goals and obtain a support plan to meet your needs. Call us at (404) 330-8833 for a confidential consultation to learn more about how we could assist in your case.

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