• In The Interest of I.L.M., et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Mark Anderson (The Law Office of C. Mark Anderson, PC), Canton; Cory P. DeBord (Bray & Johnson), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra A. Harps, Annette M. Cowart, Shalen S. Nelson, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Hope Merkert Pereira (Pereira and Associates LLC), Marietta; Jessica Lynn Long (Jessica Long Law LLC), Holly Springs, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1391

    Dependency Proceeding Had To Be Dismissed Absent Showing Of Statutory Compliance and Good Cause For Continuance

  • Patten v. Ardis

    Publication Date: 2018-08-13
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Alan Voyles (Moore & Voyles PC), Valdosta; Mary Katherine Durant (Durant Law LLC), Stone Mountain, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Thomas Bennett, Kari Anne Bowden (Bennett Law Firm LLP), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0412

    Grandparent Visitation Law Violates Constitutional Right of Parents to Care, Custody, And Control of Their Children

  • In The Interest of R. B. et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-06
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carolyn Altman (Altman Law Firm), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra Harps (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Gretchen Howard (Jahn & Associates), Atlanta; Shalen Nelson (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee. Talia Nurse, Robert Kunz (Attorney at Law), Douglasville; Deidre Ricks (The Ricks Law Firm LLC), Douglasville, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0263

    Juvenile Court Erred in Removing Children From Parental Custody Without Following Guidelines, Making Findings, or Holding Hearing

  • Gorelik v. Gorelik

    Publication Date: 2018-08-01
    Practice Area: Family Law | International Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Givelber (Givelber Law Group LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Randall Kessler (Kessler Solomiany LLC), David Webster (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0707

    Turkish Court Had Jurisdiction to Award Custody of Child to Parent

  • In The Interest of A. F. et al., Children.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-31
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Barnwell (Avrett Ponder & Withrock), Dalton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Penny Hannah (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Cynthia Johnson (Johnson Law PC), Cohutta; Shalen Nelson (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee. Kermit McManus, Matthew Thames (Attorney at Law), Dalton, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0416

    Juvenile Court Failed to Make Particularized Assessment of Harm to Children

  • In the Interest of J. W., a child.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-27
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jana Evans (Attorney at Law), Dallas, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sonya Chachere-Compton (Attorney at Law), Douglasville, for appellee. Robert Kunz (Attorney at Law), Douglasville; Gail Walters (Guardian Ad Litem), Douglasville, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0807

    Evidence Supported Finding That Guardianship With Child's Grandfather Was In Child's Best Interests

  • Chalk v. Poletto

    Publication Date: 2018-07-26
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Family Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Gentry (Gentry Law Firm), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Heidi Honis (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Jeanne Woods (Huff Woods and Hamby), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0563

    Statute Allowing Attorney Fees in Child Custody Matters Also Applies in Legitimation Cases

  • In the Interest of R. D. et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-18
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Piner (Piner & Maffit LLC), Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra Harps (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Lee Moss (Prior Daniel and Wiltshire LLC), Madison; Shalen Nelson (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee. Jessica Van Hall, Loganville; Charles Day (Attorney at Law), Monroe; Nadine Bailey (Attorney at Law), Athens; Robin Crittenden (GA Dept of Human Services), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0373

    Juvenile Court Did Not Err In Allowing Children's Guardian Ad Litem to Make Objections and Cross-Examine Witnesses

  • In The Interest of H. B. et al., Children.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-16
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lisa Lenn (Lisa Lenn PA), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gayle Abramson (Attorney at Law), Dallas; Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Richard Tangum (Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta; Shalen Nelson (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0257

    Evidence Father Sexually Abused His Children Supported Juvenile Court's Dependency Order

  • Steele v. Steele

    Publication Date: 2018-07-13
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Louis Johnson (Louis Johnson P.C.), Rome, for appellant.
    for defendant: Keith Williams (Attorney at Law), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0353

    Evidence Supported Family Court's Finding That Biological Mother Neither Stayed in Communication With Child Nor Provided For Care and Support