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Proudly Representing Families Throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
From our law offices in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Marietta, the divorce lawyers at Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor proudly represent families throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. Our family law firm helps clients address a number of important issues including:
Our family law attorneys and divorce lawyers recognize the stress divorce can cause, and we are skillfully trained to guide you through the complex divorce and child custody process. Our expertise includes marital property division; assessing whether spousal support or alimony will be awarded; and establishing child custody, visitation, and child support.
Our Metro Atlanta divorce attorneys also provide services in collaborative and mediated divorce. A collaborative divorce can be an excellent option for some families. The divorce process remains positive, respectful, and interest-based while still allowing clients their legal assets. Collaborative divorce can be a wonderful alternative to traditional divorce, particularly for families with children.
Our divorce lawyers zealously represent the best interests of mothers, fathers, grandparents, and interested parties in custody controversies without putting children in the middle of the custody dispute.
Since 2007, Georgia's traditional child support guidelines have changed significantly. New laws account for the income of both parents in determining child support, spousal support, and alimony obligations.
If circumstances have changed significantly since your divorce, you may be able to seek a change in your child support or child custody and visitation order.
Post-divorce spousal support, which is often referred to as "alimony," may or may not be awarded in Georgia. Alimony is determined by a number of factors, including standards of living, income, earning potential, and even the length of the marriage. In Georgia, alimony is not a right, and awards may be one-time, temporary, or permanent.
In Georgia, a legal action to establish father's rights is called "legitimation." While legitimation determines a father’s legal rights, “paternity action” describes a father’s obligation to his children.
We represent both mothers and fathers seeking to establish paternity and custody rights. We understand the delicate and emotional nature of the family dynamic, and our years of experience as Atlanta family law attorneys can help direct the results you want. We are focused on getting the best results possible for your family.
The adoption attorneys of Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor are dedicated to representing and guiding you through the adoption process in a streamlined and cost-effective manner. Whether we’re dealing with a grandparent adoption, stepparent adoption, or an outside adoption, we want the process to be joyful and exciting for everyone involved.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, we can help you acquire a temporary restraining order. Our family law attorneys understand the laws designed to protect victims of domestic violence, and we will fight ferociously to protect these victims. We understand the importance of protecting children in domestic violence situations as well. If you are experiencing domestic violence, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced family law attorneys.
We also represent those who are accused of domestic violence. If you are involved in a domestic violence situation, the potential ramifications are substantial. You need a highly trained, and experienced attorney.
Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor provides misdemeanor and felony criminal defense, including of DUI-DWI and traffic offenses. As experts in modification, we can help you appeal a divorce, child custody, or child support decision.