A.R. asks from Woodstock, GA on January 22, 2008
Divorce Lawyer - Woodstock,GA
im looking for a divorce lawyer i live in the woodstock area
J.S. answers from Atlanta on January 24, 2008
My name is J. and I was divorced back 2001. I used a local attorney by the name of Carol Baskin. I believe that their company name is Baskin and Baskin and they are located in Marietta. My attorney did a great job, however, I often felt pressured to push for more than what I really needed. I only wanted out of my marriage and I was not seeking allimony, but only child support. I was advised to continue the fight and "go for blood"which would have cost me an additional 10,000, that I did not have. I did not want to displace my daughter from the only home she had ever known. But I was advised to continue in court and push to sell the house to claim 1/2 of all of the money and assests. My ex had owned the home for at least 5 years before we were even married. If I had taken the advice, my daughter would have lost the only home she had ever known and my ex would have been forced into an apartment or into family members homes. I walked away with a small settlement, against advice from my attorney, but my daughter still has the home she grew up in, addition to our home. I know things seem like you don't know what to do, but just try to keep in mind, what will most benefit your children. It was the hardest thing, that I have ever gone thorough, but I know that I did the best thing for my daughter, regardless of what may be presented to me. Now, if you have other circumstances, that warrent you keeping the home and going for everything that you can, then contact the attorney. But, just beware, that they all work for money and even though they may say they are there for you, they may not always have your best interest at heart. Rather, it may be your pocket book that they are interested in. I am a teacher and resident in Woodstock, so if you need someone to talk to you can contact me. It has been many years since my divorce, but I may be able to offer you some advice, or at least give you an ear to listen to.
K.D. answers from Atlanta on January 24, 2008
Thomas Boyle...he's located in Atlanta, but he's VERY worth the drive. He can be a little pricey, but he can always refer you to someone else, if you can't afford his services.
A.H. answers from Atlanta on January 28, 2008
I do not know of anyone local but my only suggestion (from learning the hard way) is to work with an attorney local to the county court where the divorce takes place. The attornies have relationships with the judges, guardian at litems and such and will benefit you and your children from their local experience. I hope this helps. Divorced 7 years now- it is hard, but know there is light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck.
S.P. answers from Atlanta on January 25, 2008
The law firm of Weinstock and Scavo is located in Buckhead and is a very good law firm, however they are expensive. I used Adam Gleklen and Brooke Barylick. Brooke is a little less expensive as she does not have the years under her belt that Adam has.
Going through a divorce is tough and gut wrenching. I wish you luck and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
S.T. answers from Atlanta on January 22, 2008
I don't know if these lawyers practice divorce or not but there's a good law firm behind the Waffle House on 92. The firm sits right next to a bakery. They really gave us some sound advice just a few weeks ago that proved itself to be worth taking.
Good luck to you and I really hope things work out. PM me if you want to talk :)