• Hill v. Burnett

    Publication Date: 2019-04-19
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Ney, (William Brent Ney, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Shanti Nagrani, (Attorney At Law), Alpharetta, Amy Waggoner, (Waggoner Hastings, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellee. Michael D. Thornton, Lakeisha L. Thornton, Stockbridge, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A1655

    Court agrees that former same-sex partner's claims for parental rights and visitation were justiciable and reverses attorney fee award against her

  • Hewlett v. Hewlett et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-19
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen Harris, (Stephen H. Harris, Attorney at Law, LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: George Waters, (Attorney At Law), Richmond Hill, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1821

    Court reverses parental rights termination order

  • Grailer v. Jones

    Publication Date: 2019-04-16
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Beverly Cohen, (Attorney at Law), Roswell, Charles Joyner, (C. David Joyner, P.C.), Buford, for appellant.
    for defendant: Nicholas Martin, Lawrence Washburn, (Law Offices of Lawrence L. Washburn III, PC), Lawrenceville, Michelle Stovall, Lawrenceville, for appellee. Michelle Vereen, (Juvenile Court of Gwinnett County), Lawrenceville, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A2101

    Court approves modification to child custody order but reverses orders granting support payments and attorneys fees.

  • Price v. Grehofsky

    Publication Date: 2019-04-16
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Holle Weiss-Friedman, (Attorney At Law), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tamara Greyhofsky, Blacksburg, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1475

    Court Affirms Trial Court Order Denying Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights Where Stepmother Claimed Abandonment by Birth Mother but Trial Court Found Father Had Kept Child from Birth Mother

  • Johnson v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2019-04-09
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Golden, (Kupferman & Golden), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Peter Hasbrouck, (Martenson, Hasbrouck & Simon, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1654

    Parent Could Not be Found in Contempt For Failing to Avail Himself of Non-Compulsory Visitation Rights

  • Ford v. Ford

    Publication Date: 2019-04-03
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Civil Appeals | Family Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Ford, (James Lee Ford, P.C.), Atlanta, Jim Peterson, (Peterson & Harris, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Lindsey, (Davis Matthews & Quigley), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1688

    Appeals Court Could Address Issue Subsumed in Party's Sufficiency-of-Evidence Challenge

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

    Publication Date: 2019-03-25
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Annette Cowart, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, Penny Hannah, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Andrea Moldovan, (Andrea R. Moldovan P.C.), Douglasville, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gina Smalley, (Law Offices of Gina Smalley, LLC), Marietta, Brad MacDonald, (Hill/MacDonald, LLC), Marietta, for appellee. Lisa Johnson, (The Laj Law Firm, LLC), Dallas, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A2092

    Juvenile Court's Placement Decision Was Faulty For Failure to Fully Consider and Apply Child's-Best-Interest Standard

  • State of Georgia v. Ronald Wyttenbach et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-22
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Penny Hannah, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Shalen Nelson, Lori Cheatham, (Special Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Marietta, Annette Cowart, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Josie Redwine, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellee. James Outman, (Law Office of James B. Outman, LLC), Atlanta, Josie Redwine, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Catherine Lerow, Marietta, Christine Triebsch, (Christine A. Triebsch, P.C.), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1914

    Superior court had no authority to award physical custody of two minor children or to split their physical and legal custody.

  • Elmore v. Clay, et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-08
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bryan Villarreal, (Attorney at Law), Cedartown, for appellant.
    for defendant: Vickey Atkins, (Attorney at Law), Rockmart, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1524

    Court Vacates Trial Court Order Granting Visitation to Grandparents Where Trial Court Failed to State Legal Basis for Compelling Visitation and Evidence Suggested That Child Was Not Being Held Kept from Grandparents

  • Reid v. Reid

    Publication Date: 2019-03-04
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Allen Harris, Edward Wasmuth, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gary Graham, Carla Stern, (Stern & Edlin), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1498

    Court Affirms Order of Attorney's Fees to Spouse to Ensure Parity in Divorce Proceedings but Reverses Additional Award Amount for Sanctionable Conduct on Basis that Award Amount Was Not Supported by Findings, While Approving of Finding That Appellant Had Engaged in Sanctionable Conduct