We Have The Finest And Experienced Lawyers

In The Areas Of Child Custody & Support, Divorce, Legitimation & Paternity, Pre-nuptial & Post-nuptial Agreements, Same Sex Relationships, Maintenance & Alimony.

Adoptions

Adoptions are most often happy occasions that signal an expanding family. Whether we represent parents, step-parents, grandparents, other family members or non-family members, our family law attorneys are adept at handling the intricacies of adoption matters. We help clients prepare the necessary documents to avoid unnecessary challenges or delays in the Adoption Process.

Child Custody & Access

Smith & Lake’s custody lawyers have certain expertise in assisting and advising clients on Child Custody and access issues. We describe them their goals for negotiating and keeping their child’s best interests in mind that direct clients in creating difference between legal custody and physical custody. Custody lawyers allow a parent to make decisions related to a child’s health, safety, education, religion and overall welfare.

Child Support

Smith & Lake’s attorneys have extensive experience negotiating and litigating child support arrangements by helping clients accurately convey the needs of their children and determine each parent’s appropriate income. Our goal in Child Support matters is to help our clients develop plans that will provide their children the resources and support they need from both parents.

Divorce

Our divorce attorneys understand that couples enter into marriage with the firm belief that the relationship will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, in many cases marriages do not last and every member of the family unit is affected. Divorce is not a simple process and usually presents immense challenges to all parties involved. Because of this, our experienced family law attorneys take care in guiding

Domestic Violence & Protective Orders

Domestic violence is terribly demanding. It is completely awful because it is happening in a family where people are meant to love and care for each other. Domestic violence, threatened by a spouse and other violent behavior can cause serious effects on family members physically and emotionally.

Guardian Ad Litem

Our lawyers at Smith & Lake Law are considered leading in the realm of Guardian ad Litem (GAL). They work in contested custody matters in Georgia. In the case of disputed custody and parenting time cases GALs are appointed according to the Court orders on regular basis for performing investigations

Legitimation & Paternity

When a child is born to parents who are neither married nor cohabitating the issues of related to inheritance, support and even custody are likely to arise.Georgia law can be confusing and complicated on the rights of unwed parents.

Maintenance & Alimony

Alimony is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or agreement, for support and maintenance. Alimony may be awarded to either spouse in an effort to maintain the standard of living that both parties were accustomed to during the marriage.At the time of the divorce

Pre-Nuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements

Our lawyers go through the client’s needs on the terms of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and advise them on a regularly basis. Our expertise to enforce and defend these agreements in divorce negotiations and at trial gives us important insight into drafting agreements that are cautiously reviewed by each party

Same Sex Relationships

Smith & Lake Lawyers are reliable for assisting same sex couples whether they are drafting cohabitation agreements, adoption or estate plans and pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements. Our lawyers can also aid same sex couples who have a child or children together by custody agreements of parenting laws.