Legal issues are often stressful, but they can be significantly more concerning when they involve your family. Family courts oversee many types of cases and in every type of case there can be a lot at stake. The outcome of a family law case can impact your marriage, your relationship with your children, your finances, and more.
Georgia law governs family matters within the State and the courts system has specific procedures and requirements that need to be followed for the best possible outcome. It can be difficult and stressful to try to navigate this process on your own, and a mistake can put your future of the future of your family at risk. You should never hesitate to consult with an experienced Forsyth County family lawyer to learn how we can help.
The skilled attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, LLP, work hard to find the right solutions to your divorce and family law problems. With more than 192 years of combined experience, our attorneys protect the rights and safeguard the interests of our clients and their children every day.
You can trust us with your family law case and your future. Call 770-887-1209 to speak to one of our attorneys today.
Family Law Areas of Focus
Family law refers to a wide variety of cases that are heard by Georgia courts. Not all cases involve conflict, but they do all involve issues that are highly important to you and your family. Even if you think a case seems straightforward, you should still have the right legal representation from the very start of the process is important to safeguarding your rights and the rights of your children.
At Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, LLP, our legal team has the experience to handle a wide range of family law cases, including the following:
- High-asset and complex divorce
- Child support
- Child custody and visitation
- Alimony and spousal support
- Property division
- Modifications and enforcement
- Legitimation (paternity)
- TPOs and restraining orders
- Stepchild Adoption
- Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)
No matter what type of legal issue you’re facing, you want to have high-quality and compassionate legal help to ensure the best possible outcome for your family. Our goal is to provide each client with a feeling of trust and confidence that we will bring our experience, knowledge, and care to the table for them. Please don’t wait to contact our office directly to learn more about how we can help in your situation.
Helping Clients through Every Step of the Divorce Process
Divorce is the most common type of case in family law. While the decision to get divorced is a difficult one, it is only the beginning of an often complicated and confusing process. Georgia has specific laws dictating the divorce procedure, and many people encounter unexpected delays and obstacles during the legal process without the proper representation.
Even if you want to finalize your case and move forward as quickly as possible, the outcome of your divorce can impact your finances and your future for years to come. There is too much at stake, financially and emotionally, to risk handling a divorce on your own - you deserve to have your rights and interests fully protected by an experienced Cumming divorce attorney.
An experienced family law attorney can approach your divorce with your specific circumstances, priorities, and goals in mind. At Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, LLP, we understand that you have made significant emotional and financial investments in your marriage, and this should be recognized during your divorce. We aim for a positive, secure future for all of our clients following a divorce.
Each divorce takes a unique path, and our legal team handles all types of divorce cases, including:
- No-fault divorces
- Fault-based divorce, including those based on adultery, cruel treatment, or addiction
- Uncontested divorces
- Divorce mediation
- Highly adversarial divorces and litigation
- Complex and high-asset divorces
- Divorce with or without children
Even if you and your spouse cooperate and reach a settlement agreement, you still want to have legal representation, as unexpected complications can often arise. Our attorneys work to prevent unnecessary delays, expenses, and stress for each of our divorcing clients.
Like every state, Georgia law sets out requirements for divorce that you must meet before your case can be finalized. This includes filing a petition with the right court, a residency requirement of six months, citing the proper grounds for your case, and more. In addition, you and your spouse will need to resolve any issues that are relevant to your marriage before it can be finalized, including:
- Division of your assets, property, and debts
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support (alimony)
Often, resolving these issues is the sticking point for many divorcing couples. Our lawyers can guide you through negotiations, mediation, or litigation if needed to reach a resolution that is fair and in line with your rights under Georgia law.
Personalized Family Law Services for Every Case in Forsyth County
Because each family is different, we take a highly personalized approach to every case we handle. Whether you are adopting a child or have a contentious divorce battle ahead of you, we tailor our services to best represent you and your interests. We are ready to help whether your case requires compassionate and understanding negotiation or aggressive litigation.
Family law cases have unique legal issues and concerns, so you want a lawyer with the right experience and knowledge handling these matters in your specific court. We fully understand the legal process and how to best protect your rights and those of your children every step of the way.
Questions about Our Services? Contact a Cumming Family Law and Divorce Attorney Directly
The best way to know whether our family law services are right for you is to speak directly with a member of our legal team. The choice of a family or divorce attorney is a highly personal one, and we want you to feel completely comfortable and confident with your choice, so we are ready to answer all of your questions.
Arrange your initial consultation right now by calling 770-887-1209. Our office is located in Cumming, and we represent clients in Forsyth County and throughout North Georgia.
Multimillion Dollar Divorce Settlement Negotiation
Client was the wife of a wealthy physician. She was not a professional, and had been a stay-at-home mom. Though concerned she was not entitled to money due to her employment status, we managed the negotiation of a multi-million dollar property settlement to be split between the spouses. The wife received a fair division of assets, substantial alimony and appropriate child support in her divorce.
Protecting Children from Further Abuse with a TPO
Unfortunately, our family law cases sometimes cover domestic violence with harm done to the children. Banks, Stubbs and McFarland successfully represented a mother in a family violence situation and won a temporary protective order (TPO) against the father of her children. Violence allegations between spouses are often hard-fought, and this was no exception. Evidence was needed to demonstrate the effects on the children, including medical and psychological reports from healthcare professionals. The children also had to testify in court, but we were able to keep the information private with a closed courtroom. Thanks to the court awarding the TPO, the family can feel safe and begin the emotional healing process from these traumatic events.