Monday, March 21, 2011

Family Law : Divorce, Child Custody, & Support issues

Family law includes a broad range of cases, including divorces, legitimation and paternity cases, child support recovery, adoptions, and modifications of existing court orders in divorce and child custody and support cases. When these types of cases are contested they can be very stressful to all involved, since they involve strong emotions and stakes are high, especially with child custody. Often one or both parties to this type of case are angry and employ attorneys who engage in an irrationally aggressive course of litigation designed to punish and bankrupt the other party. Sadly, some judges tolerate this type of unprofessional behavior, even though it inflicts suffering on children and families.
Our office only accepts one or two family law cases at a time, though we have many years of experience in this area. We will not engage in frivolous or abusive tactics. We encourage mediation and a non-combative approach to reaching agreement when possible. But if that is not feasible or in your best interests, then we will make every effort to take your case before the judge promptly, or even to seek a jury trial if necessary.
A good family law attorney with an ethical and caring perspective is sometimes hard to find, as this practice area seems to attract unscrupulous lawyers. We are happy to provide a brief consultation initially to determine if we are a good match for your particular case. But unfortunately family law cases can be expensive, especially if one or both parties are more interested in abusive litigation than resolution. Advertisements for low cost “uncontested divorce” do not usually mention that you cannot have an uncontested divorce if you have children, or if you own any real estate. Our hourly rate is $ 300.00 with an initial retainer of $5,000.00 and periodic billing after the initial retainer is exhausted. We accept Visa and MasterCard. We do seek attorney’s fees from the other side in appropriate cases, and we seek prompt resolution and will not do unnecessary work to add expense to your case.

The Law Office of David W. Hibbert
2302 Brockett Road, Suite C
Tucker, GA 30084-4455

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