Family Law - Divorce, Division of Assets & Debts, Custody, Child Support, Parental Rights, Spousal Support.
Georgia will always focus on settlement in a family law case if there is a reasonable chance to achieve the right result through negotiations. If out-of-court settlement is impossible, however, due to a difficult spouse, ex-spouse or other parent, then she will represent her client in litigation including the trial and appeal.
The snapshot descriptions below are a sampling of family court cases in which she has represented clients through successful conclusions, reached either through out-of-court settlement or through a trial.
You may see in these snapshots circumstances that are similar to those you are now facing. Note that these case results do not guarantee the same or similar result for your case. These snapshots are not a guarantee, warranty, prediction or assurance concerning results that could be obtained in your case. Every client and case, and the outcome of the case, is dependent on the unique facts of each client and case.
Representative cases include:
Child Custody. Representation of the Father/Husband, securing pre-divorce the temporary custody of endangered minor children from a negligent Mother.
Child Custody. Representation of Mother/Wife in securing an out-of-court settlement of the divorce that included an extensive and highly detailed parental sharing plan.
Child Custody. Representation of Mother in a postdivorce trial, preserving sole legal and sole physical custody of the minor daughter who had significant medical risks.
Child Custody. Representation of Father/Husband in a divorce, securing an out-of-court settlement against Mother’s unreasonable demand for sole physical and sole legal custody of children.
Child Custody. Representation of a Mother in a postdivorce trial, removing Father’s “tie-breaking authority” and securing for the Mother more time with children.
Child Custody. Representation of a retired military Father, settling out-of-court a long-standing custody issue as to the minor child with a joint custody and time-sharing arrangement.
Child Support. Representation of Father, settling out-of-court a decade-long dispute concerning private education costs for children and prohibiting the ex-wife from demanding that the Father continue paying indefinitely half the costs of expensive out-of-state higher education.
Child Support. Representation of Mother in a postdivorce trial, securing multiple years of unpaid child support from Father.
Division of Assets and Debts. Representation of a Wife postdivorce, securing an out-of-court settlement of nearly $500,000 in unpaid funds she was entitled to under the stipulated divorce decree that the ex-husband had refused to pay.
Division of Assets and Debts. Representation of the Wife in divorce, securing an out-of-court settlement for the 50/50 division of a valuable “Gold Coast” Maui residence that Husband believed was his alone.
Division of Assets and Debts. Representation of the Wife, securing an out-of-court settlement for equitable division of a valuable national business enterprise and valuable federal retirement account, while Husband kept threatening that she would get "nothing".
Division of Assets and Debts. Representation of a Husband in a divorce, securing out-of-court settlement for his sole ownership of two valuable Maui residential properties and his federal pension.
Parental Rights. Representation on appeal of biological Father in termination of parental rights, securing remand for further proceedings.
Pet Custody. Representation of party in evidentiary hearing concerning custody of marital pet, and securing exclusive custody of pet for Client.
Separation Agreement. Drafted and advised Mother/Wife concerning post-marital agreement in contemplation of divorce as to the division of assets and debts.
Spousal Support. Representation of Wife in divorce, securing an out-of-court settlement of spousal support payments for 10 years.
Spousal Support. Representation of Husband in divorce, preventing Wife from unreasonable spousal support payment.
Spousal Support. Representation of Wife, securing a judgment against Husband for alimony, a tax refund, fines for violation of court rules and a judgment.