Attorney David Bryan as been representing husbands, wives, fathers, mothers and grandparents in 100s of family law cases over his 22 years of practicing law. Mr. Bryan’s family law case experiences have included just about every type of family law case that exists in Georgia. Of course, chief among Mr. Bryan’s family law experiences has been divorce actions, with the common accompanying issues of child support, custody, visitation, division of marital assets and debts, and temporary and permanent alimony. Mr. Bryan’s family law experience also includes non-divorce related cases such as legitimation of child, child support modification (up & down), collection of child support by Georgia Child Support Services, Department of Family and Children Services DFACS) issues, contempt actions against a former spouse for disobeying court orders, petitioning for and defending against Temporary Protective Orders (TPO) and adoption cases.
Are you contemplating divorce? When you are sure you need a divorce, you should become proactive, not reactive to your spouse. This means that once you’ve decided to divorce, opportunities may exist for Mr. Bryan to get your divorce action on a trajectory aimed at a better outcome for you before you even inform your spouse that you want a divorce. Your decision to consult Mr. Bryan before you speak to your spouse about the divorce could affect the outcome of any issues of the divorce. If you are seriously considering divorce, if you call Mr. Bryan now at (229) 387-8005, he may be able to assist you in protecting your rights before a divorce complaint is filed.
If you have already been served with a divorce complaint or almost any other type complaint, be aware, you should consult an attorney immediately. In any event, you should not fail to file an answer to the complaint within 30 days of the date of service upon you. After 45 days, you risk losing everything your spouse seeks in their divorce complaint against you by default. If you have been served with a complaint, call Mr. Bryan now.
Are you already divorced, and there has been a change in circumstances which you think requires a change in child support, child custody or visitation? Attorney David Bryan can help you get the changes in your court-ordered child support, custody or visitation that are warranted by the circumstances.
Is your ex-spouse failing and refusing to comply with your divorce decree or other court order? “Failing and refusing to comply with a court order” is the legal definition of “contempt.” Attorney David Bryan will set a hearing, usually to occur within a few weeks of filing the complaint, to bring your ex-spouse before the Judge to account for his or her contempt. Reimbursement for your attorney fees in having to bring the contempt action are authorized under Georgia law.
Do you have child issues which involve DFACS? Do you have a relative or ex-spouse who keeps making false reports against you to DFACS causing you to be investigated by DFACS? Attorney David Bryan has represented dozens of clients over his entire career who were concerned with DFACS issues. When you are confronted with a DFACS case, you will need legal representation and experience to get through the case to when you eventually can resume your normal life. If a DFACS case worker has knocked on your door, call Attorney David Bryan for a free consultation.
Have you fathered a child out of wedlock? Is the mother refusing to allow you to see the child unless you meet her terms? The state of Georgia encourages fathers to legitimate their children. Attorney David Bryan has filed dozens of petitions to legitimate children in behalf of fathers over the years, and obtained visitation rights for those fathers. If you want to legitimate your child and obtain court-ordered visitation, call Mr. Bryan today.
Has Child Support Services contacted you claiming you owe child support or are behind in your child support obligation? Or, are you paying child support, but your income has gone down like so many during these economic times? Or, has your ex-spouse sued you for an increase in child support? Attorney David Bryan will help ensure that the Court hears and sees all the evidence necessary for the court to render a fair child support order based on the child’s needs and your ability to pay.
Have you been served with an ex-parte protective order and petition for a (12 month) protective order (TPO)? Be aware, if you are found culpable for having committed the acts complained of in the petition, you could lose your rights to own or purchase a firearm under federal law. If you are served with a petition for a domestic violence protective order, know what is at risk besides just being prohibited from going around someone. Call Attorney David Bryan for a free consultation.