At The Law Offices of James M. Miskell, P.C., we realize that no family is perfect and each one must overcome obstacles from time to time. Our goal is to provide guidance, reassurance, and personalized family law representation that is tailored to each client's unique needs.
When Family Matters Become Legal Matters: Experienced Family Lawyer
As a Lawrenceville family law attorney with nearly 20 years of experience, I have helped clients with the following legal matters:
The breakup of a marriage is a stressful time. You need a Georgia divorce lawyer with experience to help you navigate divorce and the often complicated legal process of dividing your household and separating from your spouse. I also help clients with military divorces, including divorces where one spouse is stationed out of the country.
Paternity & Legitimation
In Georgia, fathers who are not married to the mother of a child at the time of birth have no legal rights or obligations to the child unless and until recognized as the legitimate father by the Superior or Juvenile Courts. My experience can help you establish a legal relationship between father and child so that the child can have the benefit of the support of a father both financially and through visitation. I can also help you enforce father's rights and obligations once that relationship has been established.
Child Custody & Support Issues
Whether a child's parents are living apart as a result of divorce or were never married, they remain parents and child custody and support issues can make the relationships more difficult. As an experienced lawyer in Gwinnett and surrounding counties, I am prepared to protect your rights to act in the best interests of your child.
Name Changes and Birth Certificate Corrections
Identification documents are become increasingly important. All too often, the names or other information recorded on a birth certificate are misspelled or incorrect and cannot be corrected without a judge's order. You may wish to reinstate your maiden name after a final order of divorce or the passing of a spouse. Whatever your reason for changing names, a judge's order is also required. Rely on my more than 15 years of experience as an attorney in Georgia to help you reconcile your identification documents and identifying information.
In Georgia, when a child is alleged to be without proper parental care and control, that child can be removed from the family home. In some cases, there can be a possibility of criminal charges against parents. It is critical to have a skilled advocate to protect your rights so that you can act in the best interests of your child. I have years of experience working with the various agencies involved in juvenile court deprivation cases that can help reunite families and put parents back in charge.
Adopting a child can be one of the most thrilling moments in any family's life. I help couples, relatives, stepparents and others successfully navigate the adoption process.
Contact a Georgia Divorce Lawyer
Contact my Lawrenceville law office online today or call 770-884-7203 to speak with an experienced attorney. The Law Offices of James M. Miskell, P.C., offers Spanish services and schedules appointments at times convenient for you.