Catoosa County North Georgia Family Law Attorney

photoDomestic law problems come to people of all walks of life. William B. Mills P.C. in Ringgold handles cases involving all types of family law matters, including:

  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Post-nuptial agreements
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Other private adoptions

No one gets married planning to divorce down the road. This law firm offers experienced representation for Georgia residents navigating contested divorce, uncontested divorce, military divorce and divorce between people who had prenuptial agreements in place.

The Most Common Domestic Law Matters: Divorce And Child Custody

Domestic relations cases often hinge on one or two critical issues:

  • Which spouse will keep the house and how will other property be divided in a divorce — and will a husband or wife be expected to pay spousal support (alimony) to the other?
  • When parents are divorced or separated, where will the children live, when will they see both parents and which parent will pay child support in what dollar amount to the other?

Differentiating separate property from marital property is not always as straightforward as expected. While property division can be challenging and sometimes upsetting to deal with, child custody and visitation questions bring up even more powerful emotions. Parents are often willing to go to any length to maximize time they will have with their children after a separation or divorce — or in a never-married situation.

When Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity And/Or Child Welfare Is Questioned

Our law firm sometimes helps parents obtain emergency orders to transfer custody or to compel one parent to pay child support to the other even before a divorce or custody case is complete. An emergency order or ex parte order can accelerate a case that is scheduled for several weeks in the future. This is one reason it is important to seek legal advice sooner rather than later once serious domestic problems come to light.

Mothers' rights, fathers' rights and grandparents' rights all take a back seat to the family law court's primary focus: a child's best interests. Our law firm sometimes hires private investigators as part of the discovery phase of a contested custody matter.

Paternity actions are sometimes necessary in cases where an unmarried father fears he will have no right to spend time with his child. Mothers may seek legitimation for the sake of being able to collect child support from an unmarried father. Laws differ somewhat between Tennessee and Georgia in the area of paternity and fathers' rights. Lawyer William B. Mills helps clients from both states navigate the court systems in paternity cases.

Contact A North Georgia Lawyer Regarding Any Family Law Matter

Consult with attorney William B. Mills to discuss your particular situation and receive advice on how to protect your rights. Pick up the phone and call 706-956-0288 or send an email inquiry to schedule a consultation.