You need an experienced Family Law Attorney when going through a divorce.
Bushnell & Drye, LLC provides aggressive and reliable legal representation for your family law or workers' compensation matters in Atlanta and surrounding area in Georgia.
We are ready to provide you with the legal expertise and advice you need to get through this trying time.
A divorce is a difficult experience for everyone involved. It can take years to recover from the emotional and financial trauma that occurs during a divorce. You need an attorney who is experienced in handling all types of family law situations. You need an attorney who will fight for you in court when needed, but who won’t create problems where they don’t exist. Having personally experienced divorce first hand, we understand the benefits of reaching a fair agreement where one can be reached. We also understand that sometimes you have issues worth fighting for, and we stand ready to appear with you and court and zealously present your case.
Our lawyers handle the following cases:
- Contested Divorces
- Divorce – Uncontested Divorces
- Military Divorces
- High Value Divorce Cases
- Separation Agreements
- Alimony and Spousal support
- Child Support
- Child Custody
- Prenuptial Agreements
- ADR and Mediation
- Property Division and Settlement Agreements
- Preparing QDRO’s
We can represent you through the entire process from case initiation, through alternative dispute resolution and trial.
We represent clients in Atlanta, Georgia and throughout the Atlanta metro area, to include:
Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Roswell, Cumming, Cobb County, Gwinnett County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Douglasville, Johns Creek, North Atlanta, Marietta, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Kennesaw, Smyrna, Forsyth County, Henry County, Georgia. Our law firm will provide you with the best advice and representation possible.
What is the role of a divorce lawyer?
Divorces can range from simple and quick to complex and scary. It all depends upon the assets involved, children and the parties. As experienced divorce attorneys we are familiar with the laws governing equitable division, alimony and child support. It is important to choose an attorney who is familiar with the law and the judges that will ultimately make decisions in your case if you are unable to reach a settlement. As family law attorneys we use our experience both in the law, and in having gone through a divorce first hand, to advise you on how best to navigate through the divorce process.
Child Visitation/Child Custody
The most trying divorces involve disputed issues of custody and child visitation. In determining what role each parent will take in a child’s life, a judge will apply the “best interest of the child” standard. That means that the judge, after listening to all of the evidence presented, will make a decision based upon what he or she thinks is in the best interest of the child. Modifications of child custody and visitation can be made at any time if it is in the best interests of the child.
Child support in Georgia is determined by a set of guidelines and the use of a Child Support Worksheet. There are many variables that can be applied in the worksheet to alter the amount of child support payable. It is important that you hire an attorney experienced in completing this worksheet to make sure that the correct amount of child support is attributed to each party. Child support is modifiable but only after certain conditions have been met as to the change in earnings of the parents and after set intervals since the last determination of the appropriate child support amount.
As a former officer in the United States Army, and coming from a family that has had military officers in its last three generations, Attorney Scott Bushnell is familiar with the unique circumstances that effect military families. Whether it be the unique child custody situations caused by frequent transfers and deployments or the division of military retired pay, our firm is uniquely qualified to help military members and their spouses through the divorce process. Even if you or your spouse is overseas, we can still get process the divorce if all parties agree. If you are a military member serving overseas and your spouse files suit against you for divorce we can protect your rights by asserting the protections afforded you pursuant to the Service Members Civil Relief Act.
You need a lawyer who will explain to you the law and its application in your circumstances in a way that you can understand.