Family Law

  1. Contested / Uncontested Divorce – The process of ending a marriage and starting anew in your family life can involve complex legal issues such as property division, legal separation, child support, and spousal support. The attorneys at Green Street Law offices can help guide you through the complexities surrounding your divorce in an effort to reach a favorable outcome.
  2. Legal separation – where the couple remains legally married but does not legally qualify as a full divorce.
  3. Spousal support (alimony) – earning financial compensation for living expenses from one ex-spouse to the other; often called alimony.
  4. Child custody and support cases – deals with parenting and visitation plans, as well as court-ordered child support.
  5. Modifications of custody and visitation – adjustments to pre-existing custody and visitations agreements.
  6. Modifications of support – adjustments to pre-existing support settlements.
  7. Adoptions – includes step-parent adoptions, relative adoptions, independent adoptions (non-blood related friend of the family adopts the child), and agency adoptions (non-related individual adopts a foster child and becomes their legal parent).
  8. Legitimation/Paternity – involves cases in which the paternity of a child needs to be established and in Georgia there are several ways in which paternity can be established: legal marriage, an acknowledgment form, or a court order.
    1. Legal marriage – child’s parents have to be legally married before the child is born.
    2. Acknowledgment form – parents who are not legally married can voluntarily sign a paternity acknowledgement form.
    3. Court order – this order can be either judicial or administrative and can be made as a result of a divorce decree, separation agreement or through other legal means.
  9. Name changes and birth certificate amendments
  10. Contempt of Court – which arises through being disobedient or disrespectful in a court of law or towards a court official.