• Wall v. James

    Publication Date: 2021-02-09
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lisa West, (The West Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Shatorree Bates, (Bates Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2058

    Court reverses contempt ruling on a father's counterclaim that was filed in response to a mother's petition for modification of visitation rights in a parenting plan

  • In the Interest of K. G. V., a child.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-27
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Darice Good, (Darice M. Good, LLC d.b.a Good Legal Firm, LLC), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Yari Lawson, (Lawson Raines, LLP), Lawrenceville, Cynthia Lain, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Tyler Vandenberg, Christina Bridger, (Bridger Law Firm), Duluth, for appellee. LeAnne Hicks, (The Chancey Law Firm, PC), Braselton, Linda McKinley, Rachel Patton, (Attorney at Law), Winder, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0033

    Court reverses dismissal of a permanent guardian's petition for adoption, ruling that permanent guardianship does not foreclose the guardian from seeking adoption

  • In the Interest of H. A. S., a child.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-25
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Rawls, (Lindsay and Rawls, LLC), Rossville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Penny Hannah, Shalen Nelson, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Kathleen Gibson, (Saag), LaFayette, for appellee. Christopher Harden, (Attorney at Law), Woodstock, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0140

    Court vacates an order terminating a father's parental rights, finding that there was no clear and convincing evidence of an intent to abandon a child

  • Capehart v. Mitchell et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-24
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Onyema Farrey, (Anene Farrey & Associates, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Chad Greer, (VanLanduyt Giles Greer, LLC), Decatur, Denise VanLanduyt, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, Melinda Pillow, (Law Office of Melinda C. Pillow LLC), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1697

    Court dismisses appeal to an order setting aside a child custody arrangement because it lacked appellate jurisdiction over the appeal.

  • Day v. Mason

    Publication Date: 2020-12-23
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A20A0964

    Court vacates and remands an award for past child support, reverses as to other expenses, affirms as to some fees, and reverses separate award for appellate attorney fees

  • Burnham v. Burnham

    Publication Date: 2020-12-10
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Delia Crouch, (Attorney at Law), Newnan, Vic Hill, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Brad Macdonald, (Hill/Macdonald, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Taylor Drake, (Glover & Davis, PA), Newnan, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1243

    Multiple Factors Supported Finding of Material Change in Circumstances Warranting Child Custody Change

  • Serluco v. Taggart

    Publication Date: 2020-11-24
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Hodes, (Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery), Atlanta, Shaun Bussert, (Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joann Sharp, (Meriwether & Tharp, LLC), Alpharetta, Benjamin Porter, (The Porter Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1368

    Family Law Court Erred in Reviewing Foreign Divorce Judgment Under Wrong Statute

  • In the Interest of T. Y. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-16
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Judson Smith, (Smith Law Group, P.C.), Vidalia, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra Harps, Christopher Carr, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Jennifer McComas, (Jennifer T. McComas, P.C.), Vidalia, for appellee. Lawrence Turner, (Harris County Correctional Institute), Hamilton, Courtney Anderson, (C. Joiner Anderson & Associates, PC), Mary Claire Brannon Casa, (TLC Casa), Swainsboro, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1417

    Dependency Court's Factual Findings Merely Established Potential For Future Dependency

  • Davis et al. v. Cicala

    Publication Date: 2020-11-06
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen Adkins, (Attorney at Law), Duluth, Elicia Davis, Flowery Branch, Kevin McKinney, Snellville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kevin Moore, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1116

    Record Evidence Supported Grandparent Visitation Award

  • McManus v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2020-11-03
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Long, (TuckerLong, P.C.), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Amanda Bellotti, (Capers Dunbar Sanders and Bruckner LLP), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1185

    Court affirms denial of motion to vacate temporary child custody orders because those orders were not permanent and were not subject to the same required findings