Victoria Conkel Turney Awarded the USMCCCA’s Donald L. Dickson Award

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SM&P Supports the Veterans’ Court

“Giving back is essential to the well-being of a successful law firm, or any business,” said Mary Montgomery, SM&P founding and managing partner. “Our philosophy is well-served by providing personnel support to the Cobb County Veterans Accountability and Treatment Court (VTC). These veterans have offered up so much.

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The “Best Interest of the Child” and Surname Changes

In February, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued an important decision for parents who are in disagreement over their child’s surname. Addressing an issue that had not previously come before the Court, the Justices unanimously concurred that when a court establishes a child’s paternity, that same court also has the authority to determine the child’s […]

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GA Supreme Court Vacates Divorce Due to Inadequate Settlement Terms

A recent case from the Supreme Court of Georgia highlights how critically important it is for divorcing spouses to address all of the necessary terms and follow all required procedures when seeking to finalize their divorce. In the case of Rasheed v. Sarwat, 797 S.E.2d 454 (2017), the Court vacated a divorce decree nearly a […]

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Shana Pennywell Amicably Resolves Complex Custody Case

Family makes us who we are. Changes within families, good or bad, have profound impact on our lives. Recently, Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor Attorney Shana Webb Pennywell helped a client make tough decisions to help his ex-wife seek sobriety and be a healthy part in their daughter’s life. This can be challenging while also moving forward […]

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