May 2022 Newsletter














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From the looks of things around the Atlanta area, the required rain fell in April. Although we try not to brag too much, we know we live in one of the most beautiful metro communities in the country. Maybe that’s why we Atlantans have those generous hearts the South is known for. With many of our neighbors, the SM&P team was out and about enjoying the weather and making our community the best it can be.

Again this spring, the firm was involved with Keep Marietta Beautiful’s Love the Loop litter pick-up in support of the Great America Clean-up. Find out what area was fortunate to have its trash removed by our staff as well as other local volunteers.

SM&P eagerly supported the Special Olympics through Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving. See what small decision they made together that resulted in funds raised for the special athletes.

Partner Melanie Prehodka was recently a guest on a podcast focusing on relevant family law topics for clients and potential clients. Discover what she can offer you.

Our featured attorney this month is Taylor Dudley. Check out her bio to determine how her many legal strengths might work for you as a client.

Let’s wish all our mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures a wonderful Mother’s Day on May 8th and remember those who are no longer with us.

Our office will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day so we may honor with gratitude our service members who lost their lives in action.

Community News

Keep Marietta Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup

When you combine SM&P’s love of community service with their appreciation of our area’s beautiful outdoors, you know that Keep Marietta Beautiful’s Love the Loop event in support of the Great American Cleanup was the perfect volunteer opportunity for them.

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SM&P Supports Jersey Mike’s to Benefit the Special Olympics

SM&P, in support of the Special Olympics USA Games, participated in Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving where 100% of the profits benefited the Games being held in Orlando this June. The Special Olympics offers opportunities for athletes eight years and older with physical or intellectual disabilities to compete in a variety of sports.

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SM&P Partner Melanie Prehodka Featured on Podcast

Melanie Prehodka, SM&P partner, was recently featured on the Kirkley Hennessy Show podcast. During the show, she discussed different areas of family law, including divorce, child support, and adoption.

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Featured Attorney

Taylor Dudley

Taylor, a Birmingham, Alabama native, worked in Montgomery in public defense before her interest in family law called her to make a change and move to metro Atlanta. “Advocating for families and children has always been an interest, even before law school,” she said. “I kept thinking about the issues they face and then decided to take action for them.”

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Recent Content

Mother’s Rights: How They Work Inside & Outside of Georgia

Understanding a mother’s rights is an important part of addressing custody cases. In the past, it was generally assumed that the mother would receive custody and the father would have visitation rights and provide child support.

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