Suggested Interview Questions

Note: An attorney who does not specialize in divorce is able to take your case. If so, some of the following questions may be more important.

  • Do you specialize in divorces, or are divorces just a part of your practice?
  • Have you litigated divorce cases? If so, how many?
  • Have you mediated or settled divorce cases?
  • Is our communication privileged?
  • How quickly do you respond to phone calls, e-mails, etc.? How is communication billed?
  • Do you have experience with domestic violence, abuse (including but not limited: upscale, emotional, physical and sexual), alcoholism, division of privately owned business, proof of income for self-employed, sexual addiction, gay/custody issues, lesbian issues, (or whatever your particular concern may be)?
  • Are you personally handling my case or will an associate or paralegal be working with me?
  • Are you familiar with the judges in my county of litigation?
  • Do you have experience in that my particular case will require?
  • What is your policy for keeping me informed of the status of my case?
  • What is your preferred method of setting disputes? Litigation, Mediation, Collaboration, Other (example)
  • How will you charge me? What is your hourly rate? Do you charge for the time I spend with other lawyers, with paralegals, and/or with secretaries? If so, at what rate? Do you charge for faxes, copies, and long-distance telephone calls? How much?
  • Do you require a retainer, or do you allow payments as services are rendered? If I can’t get to the marital money, what are my payment options? Is your retainer refundable?
  • Are there tasks that I can do myself to cut down on the amount you will charge me?
  • If I decide at any point I’d like to take control and negotiate directly with my spouse or with my spouse’s lawyer to save money, will you let me do that, using you as a coach? Or will you insist that all communications flow through you? How do you feel about unbundling of legal services in divorce?

Alice W. Limehouse, Family Law

Alice LimehouseAlice W. Limehouse
125 East Trinity Place
Suite 249
Decatur, Georgia 30030
404 377 0978
alice@awlfamilylaw.com
www.awlfamilylaw.com

Specialty: Divorce and Family Law matters present among the most traumatic events of a lifetime. Alice will work diligently, with compassion, to effectively and efficiently resolve your Family Law matter in the way best suited and tailored to your family’s needs. In addition to the adept use of litigation to zealously represent client’s interests, Alice is a certified mediator.

Alice is certified as a Collaborative Law Professional by Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, and trained as a Guardian ad Litem by Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Barbara Lassiter

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Contempt
  • Modification
  • Juvenile

Barbara LassiterBarbara Lassiter – Attorney at Law
1700 Water Place
Suite 360
Atlanta, Ga 30339
770.956.8944
LassiterLegal@aol.com
www.LassiterLegal.com
Specialty: I have been providing legal assistance to individuals dealing with divorce, custody, and domestic violence issues since I began practicing in 1985. I was the first Cobb County prosecutor to actively prosecute domestic violence cases and began their domestic violence court. I continue to provide aggressive legal representation for men and women going through divorce and custody cases, and am known as a top knotch litigator, if the need arises. Since I am known as an expert litigator, I am able to settle the majority of my client’s cases, without having to go to trial. I handle all cases personally, and never hand a client’s case over to an associate. Since I have been handling divorce and custody cases for many years, I am well known and respected by the judges in Cobb, Cherokee, and Fulton counties, and have a working relationship with most of the divorce and custody attorneys in the Atlanta area.

Estate Innovations LLC and Financial Innovations, LLC

Laura K. Schilling, JD, CPA, CFP®, CSA

Divorce Financial Analyst
Financial Planner
Investment Management
Financial Mediation
Tax Advisor/Preparation

Laura New Headshot 2013Financial Innovations, LLC
6111 Peachtree – Dunwoody Road
Suite F101
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Telephone: 404-458-0065
Fax: 404-393-3063

Laura@estateinnovations.biz
www.financialinnovations.biz

Specialty:I do wills, trusts, powers of attorney health and financial. Trusts irrevocable and revocable

Bivek Brubaker & Prescott, LLC

Damon Bivek, Esq.
Damon-BivekBivek Brubaker & Prescott, LLC
707 Whitlock Ave., SW
Marietta, GA 30064
Counties served: Cobb, Fulton, Cherokee, Paulding, Dekalb, Gwinnett
Telephone:404-889-8320
Fax: 770-428-8899
info@bbplawfirm.com
www.bbplawfirm.com

Specialty: Bivek, Brubaker & Prescott is a full service family law firm helping clients through divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, and legitimation proceedings. We offer complimentary 30 minute consultations if you mention Visions Anew Institute.

Brooke M. French

Brook FrenchBrooke M. French
Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, LLC
3330 Cumberland Boulevard
Suite 999
Atlanta, GA 30339
770. 953. 4300
bfrench@bcntlaw.com
www.bcntlaw.com

Specialty: Brooke has practiced family law exclusively since 2003 and represents clients in all aspects of family law. Brooke is trained as a Guardian ad Litem, which gives her particular insight into children and how they are affected by divorce. She works closely with clients to achieve their goals in practical, creative, and cost-effective ways. She is a compassionate and zealous advocate for her clients. Brooke has experience resolving cases both in and out of the courtroom. Boyd Collar Tuggle Nolen & Tuggle, LLC is a well-respected and well-known firm of 15 attorneys, who focus exclusively on family law.

Daniele Johnson & Associates, A Family Law Practice

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Daniele Johnson & Associates
A Family Law Practice
3350 Riverwood Parkway
Suite 1900
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-984-5311
Fax: 770-456-5982
djohnson@djfamilylaw.com
www.djfamilylaw.com
Counties Served: All of Metro-Atlanta, including, but not limited to: Cobb, Fulton, Fayette, Cherokee, Paulding, Clayton, Gwinnett, Douglas, Dekalb and Forsyth

Specialty: When you are going through a divorce, the process you take to end your marriage is as important as the final resolution. This process begins with choosing the right lawyer for you. Our attorneys will take the time to address your unique issues, develop a plan to meet your familyís needs and will be zealous advocates for you during your divorce.

Deborah M. Lubin, P.C.

Deborah Lubin

Deborah Lubin - Attorney at law
Deborah M. Lubin, P.C.
31 Lenox Pointe, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Telephone: 404-816-7776
Fax: 404-816-7855
Deblubin@Lubinfamilylaw.com
www.Lubinfamilylaw.com

Specialty: AV-rated; Past chairperson of Family Law Section,
Atlanta Bar; 20 years experience specializing in Family Law (including divorce, support, custody, contempt, and paternity/legitimization); certified Collaborative Law practitioner. We give a personal touch to Family Law matters ñ our top priority is helping to minimize your stress and help you get a fresh start.

Ellis Funk, PC

Alyson Lembeck

Alyson Lembeck
Ellis Funk, PC
One Securities Center
3490 Piedmont Rd
Suite 400
Atlanta, Ga 30305
Counties Served: Georgia & state wide
Telephone is 404-233-2800
ALembeck@ellisfunk.com
www.ellisfunk.com

Specialty: Being a mother, Alyson is sympathetic to circumstances that devastate a family, when domestic matters are at issue. She provides honest advice to equip clients navigating through the divorce process. She strongly advocates for her clients to achieve successful results.

Fryer, Shuster & Lester, P.C.

William R. Lester

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Fryer, Shuster & Lester, P.C.
Telephone: 770-668-9300
1050 Crown Pointe Pkwy,
Suite 410,
Atlanta, GA 30338
wlester@galegal.com
http://www.ga-familylaw.com

Specialty: Victims of family violence, abuse and intimidation are vulnerable, and the most in need of strong legal representation. Assisting family violence victims in escaping abusive cycles, as well as handling complex divorce cases involving custody, property division, and debt allocation are areas of my concentration.

John H. Killeen

John KilleenBodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
3490 Piedmont Road
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Ga., 30305
404.651.1615
jkilleen@brawwlaw.com
www.brawwlaw.com

Counties Served: Cobb, Dekalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett

Specialty: John is a compassionate and caring attorney who has specialized in divorce, custody, modifications, and other family law matters for over 13 years. John offers a free 30 minute consultation for individuals who mention Visions Anew.

Justin Wyatt & Associates

Justin Wyatt


Justin Wyatt & Associates
367 Atlanta Street, SE
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-422-2221
Fax: 770-218-5525
attywyatt@aol.com
www.jwyattlaw.com

Specialty: Our law firm has provided aggressive, creative and experienced legal representation of clients in family law for almost 20 years. We have dedicated staff of paralegal, associate attorney and interns who will work side by side with our clients to achieve their goals. We understand the impact of these cases on all family members.

Leron Rogers

Leron RogersLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
1180 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30309
404.348.8585
404.467.8845 fax
Leron.Rogers@LewisBrisbois.com
www.LewisBrisbois.com

Specialty: Mr. Rogers is a seasoned litigation attorney with extensive experience representing business owners, executives and the spouses of business owners and executives in divorce and child custody matters. Mr. Rogers’s finance background makes him uniquely qualified to understand how to locate and trace business owners’ cash flow and executive compensation which lead to better financial results for his clients when determining the distribution of marital assets/debts, spousal support and child support.

Levine Smith Snyder & Wilson, LLC

John P. Wilson, III

John P. Wilson, III
Levine Smith Snyder & Wilson, LLC
3490 Piedmont Rd., N.E.,
Suite 1150
Atlanta, Ga. 30305
Counties: Fulton County, Cobb County, Dekalb County and Gwinnett County
Telephone: 404-237-5700
Fax: 404-237-5757
Jwilson@lsswlaw.com

www.lsswlaw.com

Specialty: Having handled thousands of divorce cases over 36 years of practicing family law, I have found that 95% of my clients want 3 things: 1) the best possible result; 2) in the shortest amount of time; 3) at the least possible expense. I have tried hundreds of cases when it was necessary. Our exclusively family law firm has 9 attorneys and 3 paralegals.

Shalamar Parham

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400 Galleria Parkway
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30339
Satellite Office – 124 South Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
678.439.1482
sparham@parhamlaw.net
www.parhamlaw.net

Counties served: All counties in the State of Georgia including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett and Henry

Specialty: Finding a passionate divorce and family law attorney to provide you with personal attention from the initial consultation to trial is of the utmost importance when you are facing a divorce, child custody, or legitimation matter. Attorney Parham is a community-oriented attorney that prides herself in providing such personalized legal representation.

Shewmaker & Shewmaker

Patricia D Shewmaker

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Shewmaker & Shewmaker
Counties Served: DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Clayton, Rockdale, Walton, Cobb, Spalding, Paulding, Douglas, Fayette, Cherokee, Forsyth
Telephone: 770-939-1939
Fax: 770-939-0583
Email: sshewmaker@shewmakerlaw.com
Address:
2845 Henderson Mill Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
http://www.shewmakerlaw.com 

Specialty: The attorneys at Shewmaker & Shewmaker specialize in the full spectrum of divorce and family-related matters. We understand that life presents few challenges as emotional and demanding as divorce, legitimation, child custody and marital asset division. We work closely with our clients to counsel them and achieve their best possible result.

Steven P. Shewmaker

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Counties Served: DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Clayton, Rockdale, Walton, Cobb, Spalding, Paulding, Douglas, Fayette, Cherokee, Forsyth
Telephone: 770-939-1939
Fax: 770-939-0583
Email: sshewmaker@shewmakerlaw.com
Address:
2845 Henderson Mill Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
http://www.shewmakerlaw.com 

Specialty: The attorneys at Shewmaker & Shewmaker specialize in the full spectrum of divorce and family-related matters. We understand that life presents few challenges as emotional and demanding as divorce, legitimation, child custody and marital asset division. We work closely with our clients to counsel them and achieve their best possible result.

James E Holmes

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Shewmaker & Shewmaker
Counties Served: DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Clayton, Rockdale, Walton, Cobb, Spalding, Paulding, Douglas, Fayette, Cherokee, Forsyth
Telephone: 770-939-1939
Fax: 770-939-0583
Email: jholmes@shewmakerlaw.com
Address:
2845 Henderson Mill Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
http://www.shewmakerlaw.com 

Specialty: The attorneys at Shewmaker & Shewmaker specialize in the full spectrum of divorce and family-related matters. We understand that life presents few challenges as emotional and demanding as divorce, legitimation, child custody and marital asset division. We work closely with our clients to counsel them and achieve their best possible result.

Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor

Mary Stearns-Montgomery

Mary Stearns-Montgomery
Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
Telephone: 678-971-3413
Fax: 770-426-1809
291 Alexander Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Counties Served: Metro Atlanta
http://www.stearns-law.com 

Specialty: Mary Stearns-Montgomery has been a practicing family law as a divorce attorney for more than 20 years. Clients find her to be assertive and determined as she vigorously fights for their rights and goals in the court room, but she remains compassionate and practical in dealing directly with her clients.

Jennifer ‘Jenni’ Farmer

Jennifer Farmer
Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
Telephone: 678-971-3413
Fax: 770-426-1809
291 Alexander Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Counties Served: Metro Atlanta
farmer@stearns-law.com 
http://www.stearns-law.com 

Specialty: Jenniís clients highlight her extensive knowledge and her ability to relate to their unique personal situations. She believes in constant communications, quick feedback, and full availability even after other attorneys have called it a day. Jenni is a natural leader, gently guiding clients through this emotional process.

Ryan Proctor

Ryan Proctor
Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
Telephone: 678-971-3413
Fax: 770-426-1809
291 Alexander Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Counties Served: Metro Atlanta
http://www.stearns-law.com 

Specialty: Ryan has been a family law attorney for 9 years. He is very passionate yet an aggressive attorney for his clients. Clients have praised Ryan for always having their best interests in mind, his attention to detail, and strategically focusing on the case, and being one step ahead of the opposing attorney.

Randy Sabatini

Randy Sabatini
Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
Telephone: 678-971-3413
Fax: 770-426-1809
291 Alexander Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Counties Served: Metro Atlanta
http://www.stearns-law.com 

Specialty: Randy’s clients find him first and foremost to be a good listener. He helps them feel comfortable, find a common point of reference, and then set a process to achieve their goals. Through this emotional time, he remains clam and unflappable, representing his clients’ best interests through productive discussion rather than conflict.

Stern and Edlin, PC

Gary Graham

Stern and Edlin, PC
225 West Wieuca Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Counties Served: Metro Atlanta
Phone: 404-256-0010
Fax: 404-851-9081
ggraham@stern-edlin.com
www.stern-edlin.com

Specialty: I handle all aspects of divorce and post-divorce cases with a concentration on complex financial and custody issues. I not only understand the law, I have the tenacity to see cases through to the end, whether it be a negotiated settlement or trial.

Trial Synergy

Jeri Kagel

Trial Synergy
Telephone: 404-371-4104
One Decatur TownCenter, 150 Ponce De Leon Ave,
Decatur, GA 30030
jeri@trialsynergy.com
http://www.trialsynergy.com

Specialty: Jeri’s background in law & psychology make her uniquely able to help people learn the tools & techniques necessary to go through a divorce with confidence and skill. She is known for her ability to transform frightened or arrogant clients into witnesses jurors trust, design narratives that make sense and build the teamwork necessary for success.

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