Domestic Relations and Family Law
Family matters are among the most emotional because they often involve children. We have extensive experience with both hearings and settlement negotiations. We understand that each client’s needs are different. We aim to make an otherwise stressful situation a more positive experience for you.
If you are considering filing for divorce, whether contested or uncontested, or you have already been served with legal documents, we will be happy to schedule an initial consultation. We can discuss the issues and the various options and procedures involved to resolve your issue and best protect your interests.
While the Courts attempt to make every effort in a divorce or custody matter to prepare for future changes, in today’s society that is not always possible. A modification is often needed upon a change of circumstances of either or both parties, or as a child grows older. Filing a modification to address these needs is the best way to change a Court order once a final decree or order of custody has been entered.
If a child is born out of wedlock, in Georgia the father must be legitimated to have legal rights to the child and to be involved in that child’s upbringing. We can assist you in filing for legitimation to preserve your rights, obtain visitation, and help you to be involved with the education and health care matters relating to your child.
Child Custody and Support Issues
Child custody and support laws can be complicated and are affected by various factual situations. If you have a child custody or child support issue, time can be of the essence. If you have received legal documents or have been served a Summons & Complaint, schedule an initial consultation as early as possible. Our legal representation includes filing for temporary protection orders (TPO), Contempt, Modification actions, custody actions and other issues relating to children.
Wills, Probate, and Estate Planning
Having the financial future of your estate in order before you pass away can help you breathe a huge sigh of relief. At the Dempsey Law Firm, we strive to help simplify the complex laws that surround estates and probate into terms and options that you understand. Our firm has extensive experience with Georgia probate courts and the filing of the appropriate petitions for each specific case.
Probate Court Matters
Living Wills/Health Care Directives
Powers of Attorney
Long Term Asset Plans
Probate of an Estate
Guardianship and/or Conservatorships.
We represent clients facing criminal charges, from speeding tickets to felonies and everything in between. In these cases, time is critical even if you’re going to “just plead guilty.” For your future, give us a call and ask for a free initial consultation to ensure you are receiving the best plea deal available and to protect your rights.
We routinely represent clients in a variety of litigation matters. We can litigate any civil claim including, but not limited to breach of contract, insurance claims, negligence, and automobile accidents. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants.
We assist corporations and other business entities with a plethora of business services, including business formation and facilitating transactions. We prepare contracts of all types, from those involved in real estate and construction to employment to services and products. We prepare both simple and complex contracts and agreements while providing advice to lessen the risk of a lawsuit being filed against your or your business.