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Responsive Georgia Attorney Guides Clients Through Family Law Issues

Knowledgeable Toombs County lawyer advises Georgians on a range of domestic concerns

Getting married and raising a child are two of life’s greatest experiences, but neither comes without its challenges. When families and soon-to-be families in Toombs County and the surrounding area run into legal hurdles, the Law Office of Tina E. Maddox, LLC in Vidalia is here to help. Since founding my firm in 2005, I have represented clients in a wide range of family law challenges. Whether you need an advocate for child support, wish to add a child through adoption, or secure your future through a carefully crafted prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, I will vigorously pursue an outcome that protects you and your family.

Dedicated Vidalia attorney works to protect and preserve parental rights

If your parenting rights are called into question, I will fight for your ability to establish or maintain a relationship with your child. I help Georgia parents with a wide range of family law matters, including:

  • Child support — Children who grow up in Georgia are entitled to financial support from both biological parents. The court uses several factors to calculate child support orders, including each parent’s income and the child’s special expenses. I argue for orders that are fair for parents and children alike and also petition for modifications and enforcement when circumstances warrant.
  • Adoption — Potential parents must demonstrate that they meet certain requirements under Georgia law in order to be eligible to adopt, including financial, mental and physical capability. I advise clients on home study visitations and provide representation during court hearings.
  • Legitimation — I help Georgia fathers legally establish their parental rights through the legitimation process. Fathers to children born out of wedlock must complete legitimation in order to establish custody and visitation rights. I also help mothers seeking to establish paternity of a child for the purpose of enforcing child support.

When child custody and visitation rights are threatened, I will listen to your goals and seek arrangements that support the best interests of your child.

Skilled adviser helps with divorce mediation and prenuptial agreements

No happy couple wants to imagine going through a divorce. However, partners who are able to communicate honestly and respectfully about their concerns going into a marriage may find themselves more capable of separating civilly when the marriage ends. If divorcing spouses are able and willing to try to resolve property division, visitation arrangements and other divorce matters through an impartial mediator, my firm can provide counsel and support in divorce mediation sessions. Mediation is less expensive, less stressful and affords more privacy than litigation.

I also draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to clarify how wealth should be handled in the event of a divorce. These established terms may eliminate the need for drawn-out legal battles over property division, though they cannot influence child custody or support decisions.

Contact an experienced Georgia family law attorney to schedule a free initial consultation

I am proud to serve Toombs County parents and families from the Law Office of Tina E. Maddox, LLC in Vidalia. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 912-380-6393 or contact me online.