Protecting Your Interests In Family Law Matters
Even the strongest person can feel overwhelmed by the thought of going to court to resolve a legal issue involving their family. The truth is, very few family law matters end up being decided in court. As lawyer and mediator, I resolve the vast majority of cases I handle through negotiation or mediation. If you need to go to court to resolve an issue, I will be by your side every step of the way.
I am Meredith W. Ditchen-Oakley, an attorney in Woodstock, Georgia. I provide legal services in divorce, child custody, adoption and other family law matters. I also help individuals and families draft wills and other estate-planning documents to protect their beneficiaries. I serve clients throughout the northwest Atlanta metro area.
We will help you navigate legal matters involving your family such as divorce, child custody and visitation, support, and adoption.
Mediation is a less adversarial and less costly way to resolve civil disputes, such as those involving your family.
Wills & Estates
We can guide you through the steps of drafting a will or probating a family member’s estate. We also handle guardianships.
Helping You Make Good Decisions
I take a holistic approach to the practice of law. People who are going through a divorce or other family dispute are often hurt and sometimes angry. As a lawyer, I spend a lot of time counseling my clients and explaining how Georgia law applies to their case. By explaining the law, I can help you understand the legal process you are going through and the outcome you are likely to achieve. I can also help you make the best possible decisions.
My job is to remove the obstacles in your path and successfully guide you to a resolution that will help you move on to a brighter tomorrow. I believe that two people can reach a better decision than a judge who does not know you. I will work very hard to help you reach a settlement through negotiation or mediation. However, if necessary to protect your interests, I will be your strongest advocate in court.
For More Information
When you consider what’s at stake in the outcome of your family law case, your choice of lawyer is an important decision.
I provide flat fee services (and up-front fee agreements in contested divorce) so that you know what your case will cost.