Gainesville Family Law Attorney

Family lawyer guides Georgians through divorces and custody disputes

Divorces and child custody disputes can be traumatic, costly events. In these situations, you need a competent, assertive Georgia attorney to explain your options and safeguard your rights. Attorney William M. (Bill) Brownell, Jr. provides zealous advocacy and skillful guidance during domestic legal matters. Whether you’re ending your marriage, seeking fair visitation terms or dealing with another type of family law concern, you can rely on The Brownell Law Office in Gainesville to provide the highest levels of representation and service.

Experienced firm handles a full range of family law issues

Representing clients in Hall County and other North Georgia communities, our firm handles family law matters relating to the following:

  • Divorce — When you’re going through a divorce, it is important to have an attorney who can help you start the next phase of your life on a strong foundation. Through mediation or litigation, our firm will help you secure the best possible terms relating to property division, possession of the marital home and child support and custody.
  • Alimony — Divorce should not lead to financial hardship. We help clients who relied on their spouses for income to pursue appropriate spousal support, so they can maintain the lifestyle they enjoyed during the marriage.
  • Child custody and visitation — Establishing a proper child custody and visitation plan is essential to the well-being of both children and parents. You can rely on us to advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.
  • Child support — Parents have a legal duty to share the costs of raising their children after divorce. Attorney Brownell advocates for parents in child support matters, helping arrange for a fair division of financial responsibilities. If either parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we help them take the steps required to modify the child support order in line with their new situation.
  • Modifications — As time goes by after a divorce, the former spouses’ circumstances change and so do the needs of their children. Certain visitation provisions might no longer work, or there may be reasons that primary physical custody should be changed from one parent to the other. Should a modification be warranted, our firm will petition the court for a custody and visitation order that reflects the changed circumstances.
  • Contempt — If your ex-spouse is refusing to follow provisions of your court-ordered divorce decree, it might be necessary to bring a contempt action to enforce compliance.
  • Mediation — By attempting to settle a family law dispute with the assistance of a neutral meditator, you can save time and money while keeping the resolution in your own hands rather than dealing with the uncertainty of a trial. We can represent you during the mediation sessions to help you obtain a fair divorce settlement.
  • Paternity and legitimation — Whether you’re a mother looking to establish paternity in order to collect child support or a father who requires a legitimation proceeding to get custody rights, our firm can handle your situation relating to legal parentage.

When you have a family law concern to deal with, taking the first step can be difficult. Whatever your situation entails, we will make sure that you have the legal support you deserve from start to finish.

Contact a zealous Georgia family law attorney

The Brownell Law Office in Gainesville has represented more than 250 Georgia clients in divorces, child custody disputes and other family law matters. To arrange a consultation with Mr. Brownell about your specific issue, please call 770-215-0184 or contact us online