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Ian M. Falcone Talks about Bankruptcy Law

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Attorney Ian M. Falcone spoke at the May 4 breakfast meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Mr. Falcone has practiced law in the courts of Georgia, New York, Connecticut, and federal courts, and his firm, The Falcone Law Firm, P.C., specializes in complex bankruptcies, domestic law and small business matters. His presentation, titled “A Few Things Every Divorce Lawyer Should Know About Bankruptcy Law,” provided supremely helpful practice tips that every attorney should know.

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The Next FLS Breakfast is June 1. RSVP Now!

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

If you missed the FLS breakfast on May 4, be sure to join us for the next one on June 1!

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Representative Mary Margaret Oliver speaks at the April breakfast

The Family Law Section Breakfast is held on the first Thursday of each month, 7:30-9 am at the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square. Join us for for a delicious buffet breakfast and a changing lineup of guest speakers who provide insights and new information about family law.

Our guest speakers for the next breakfast are Superior Court Judges Tangela M. Barrie, JP Boulee, Daniel Coursey, Mark Anthony Scott and Clarence F. Seeliger. They will be speaking and answering questions about DeKalb County’s new e-filing system. To RSVP click here.

For more information . . .
If you practice family law in DeKalb County we encourage you to visit the Family Law Section page on the DeKalb Bar website where you will find valuable information regarding each DeKalb County judge’s preferences for a variety of calendar and procedural issues.

Family Law Section Welcomes Representative Mary Margaret Oliver

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Veteran Representative Mary Margaret Oliver spoke at the April 6 breakfast meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association’s Family Law Section. She represents the citizens of District 82, serving in the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992, and 2002 through the present day, and the Senate from 1993 to 1998. She currently serves on the Judiciary, Appropriations, Juvenile Justice, Governmental Affairs, and Science and Technology Committees. Fresh from the 2017 regular session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly, she summarized the bills that passed and the reasons why some worthy bills failed.

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The Next FLS Breakfast is May 4. RSVP Now!

Thursday, April 6th, 2017


Scene at the March FLS Breakfast

The Family Law Section Breakfast is held on the first Thursday of each month, 7:30-9 am at the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square. Join us for for a delicious buffet breakfast and a changing lineup of guest speakers who provide insights and new information about family law.

Our guest speaker for the next breakfast is TBA. To RSVP click here.

For more information . . .
If you practice family law in DeKalb County we encourage you to visit the Family Law Section page on the DeKalb Bar website where you will find valuable information regarding each DeKalb County judge’s preferences for a variety of calendar and procedural issues.

Family Law Section Discusses Attorney Fees: How to Get What You Want and Keep Them on Appeal

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Attorney Tina Shadix Roddenbery of the firm Holland Roddenbery LLC, spoke at the breakfast meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association Family Law Section on March 2. She talked about how attorney fees are awarded only by statute and described how each statute requires different elements to secure an award. For instance, OCGA § 19-6-2 gives courts the discretion to award attorney fees in cases of divorce, alimony, and contempt arising out of divorce or alimony, but only after consideration of the parties’ financial circumstances. Compare OCGA § 19-9-3(g), which gives courts the authority to award attorney fees in custody modification actions without any consideration of the parties’ financial circumstances.

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Next FLS Breakfast is March 2. RSVP Now!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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Scene at the January FLS Breakfast

The Family Law Section Breakfast is held on the first Thursday of each month, 7:30-9 am at the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square. Join us for for a delicious buffet breakfast and a changing lineup of guest speakers who provide insights and new information about family law.

Our guest speaker for the the next breakfast is TBA. To RSVP click here.

For more information . . .
If you practice family law in DeKalb County we encourage you to visit the Family Law Section page on the DeKalb Bar website where you will find valuable information regarding each DeKalb County judge’s preferences for a variety of calendar and procedural issues.

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