• Reid v. Lindsey

    Publication Date: 2019-02-19
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joann Sharp, David Canale, (Meriwether & Tharp, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Justin O'Dell, Alyssa Blanchard, (O'Dell & O'Neal, P.C.), Marietta, for appellee. Brandy Daswani, (Brandy Daswani, LLC), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1933

    Court Affirms Trial Court Order Granting Visitation Rights to Grandmother Over Father's Objection but Reverses Court's Imposition of Guardian ad Litem Costs on Father

  • Plummer v. Plummer

    Publication Date: 2019-02-04
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jacqueline Nicole Fortier, (Garnett Harrison, PC.), Kingsland, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph E. East, Joseph Remington East, (Joe East Law, PC), Kingsland, for appellee. Audrey Shapiro Chapman, (Audrey Shapiro Chapman PC), Brunswick, Therese S. Barnes, (Georgia Supreme Court), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18G0146

    Family Law Court Retained Jurisdiction Over Custody Proceeding Even After Child and Both Parents No Longer Resided in Georgia

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    Lawyer Sues Convicted Contractor's Ex-Wife for $190K Divorce Fees

    January 14, 2019

    Attorney Esther Panitch's suit said Marjorie Mitchell still owes more than $190,000 out of more than a quarter-million dollars billed for her divorce from former City Hall contractor E.R. Mitchell, now serving a five-year sentence in federal prison.

  • Jackson v. Brown

    Publication Date: 2019-01-11
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Fred White, (Fred White, Lawyer), Loganville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Aaron Thomas, (Aaron Thomas Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2097

    Court Vacates Order of Attorney's Fees and Costs Due to Trial Court's Failure to Identify Proper Basis for Award

  • Jenkins v. Jenkins

    Publication Date: 2019-01-10
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Shannan Oliver, John Phillips, (Bloom Parham, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ashley Brightwell, Eleanor Kasper, (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1463

    Court Affirms Protective Order Barring Father From Contact Child Whom He Harassed and Threatened

  • Beavers et al. v. Provost, Director

    Publication Date: 2019-01-03
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jack Beavers, Rockmart, for appellant.
    for defendant: Penny Hannah, Christopher M. Carr, Annette M. Cowart, Shalen S. Nelson, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Gayle Abramson, Dallas, for appellee

    Case Number: S18A1479

    Court Affirms Dismissal of Petition for Habeas Relief as Improper Means of Seeking Relief in Dispute Between Division of Child and Family Services and Parents Whose Children Were Taken by DCFS

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    Marietta Family Law Firm Adds Name Partners—and Other 'On the Move' News

    December 10, 2018

    Jeremy Abernathy and Sean Ditzel are expanding their almost two-year-old firm, adding Jordan Hendrick from Stout Kaiser and promoting Mark Bryce to partner, to form Abernathy Ditzel Hendrick Bryce.

  • Buchanan v. Buchanan

    Publication Date: 2018-11-26
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Schrade, (Attorney at Law), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Johnnie Caldwell, (Caldwell & Irvin, Attorneys at Law, LLC), Thomaston, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1345

    Court Reverses Order Granting Motion to Enforce Settlement by Wife Seeking to Finalize Divorce Based on Handwritten Notes from Conversation With Her Husband

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    11th Circuit: Abduction Treaty Demands Return of Kids Taken From Panama

    November 21, 2018

    The appellate opinion said a federal judge in Florida abused her discretion in allowing a mother to keep her children in the United States after she had twice abducted them from Panama.

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    Family Law Pro Roddenbery Becomes Name Partner at Boyd Collar

    November 12, 2018

    Tina Roddenbery joined one of Atlanta's oldest and largest family law firms, now Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery, as a name partner after the retirement of her longtime partner Gwenn Holland.