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There is a time and place for litigation and a time and place to settle. While we always work to resolve your issues in the most efficient way possible, it is a fact that it takes both sides to settle any type of case. As a result, litigation is a necessary fact of many complex, emotionally charged Georgia divorce or child custody cases. Regardless of the method used to resolve your issues, advocating from a position of strength will always provide the best outcome.
We believe that in most cases, we will be the best attorneys you can retain for your case. Family law has been the exclusive focus of Shaw Law Firm, LLC since 1995. It’s all we do, and we have become very good at it. Find out for yourself why we are the right attorneys to handle your divorce or child custody case. Call us and learn why we are the right law firm for you.
A stock option is the right of an employee to purchase a certain amount of shares of his or her employer’s company stock at a specific time and for a fixed price. The employee is not required to purchase the stock, but can do so whenever he or she chooses to do so. Many large corporations and business start-ups offer their employees stock options as part of their compensation and benefits package. Stock options are attractive because they allow the employer to provide an incentive for the employee to stay … Continue readingRead More
One of the most difficult tasks in a divorce can be placing a value on a family-owned business, and then determining how to divide its value equitably between the spouses. This can be one of the most contentious and complex issues before the court in a Georgia divorce, simply because the process can involve so much uncertainty, and because the business may be the biggest asset that the parties own. There are different ways to measure the value of a business, including fair market value, fair value, investment value, and … Continue readingRead More
There are a few different ways that you can go about filing for child support in the state of Georgia, depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your situation. First, if you are married, you have the right to file for divorce or legal separation and ask for a child support order through those proceedings. Alternatively, you can just file a request for a child support order from the court if you aren’t sure whether you want to file for divorce or separation yet. You typically file for divorce in … Continue readingRead More
Any vehicles that you obtain during your marriage, or that you use marital funds to pay for, can constitute marital property under Georgia law. All marital property, including vehicles, can be equitably divided by the court in a divorce. However, when vehicles are encumbered by vehicle loans, the couple also must deal with payment of the outstanding debt that is secured by the vehicle. The general rule is that if a spouse decides to keep an asset, such as a vehicle, in a divorce, then he or she also will … Continue readingRead More
Thank you for your prompt attention to my case. This validates what my friend said that your clients are your most important priority.- Ike N.,
My wife refused to give even a settlement offer and forced a jury trial on me after a 25 year marriage. Mr. Shaw did an incredible job in front of the jury.- Brad A.,
My husband said he was going to take me for everything, my business, alimony, stock, everything. And he was -- until I switched attorneys! Mr. Shaw immediately took charge of the case, took the steps necessary to win the case, and he was brilliant at trial. We won every issue and I could not have been more ecstatic.- Margaret M.,
What is important is that you totally rock! I loved the divorce decree. It's professional, polite and very quietly menacing. Hugs!- Kelly M.,
My wife took my one year old son and moved out, telling me I could only see him on weekends. Mr. Shaw went to bat for me and won full custody for me at not just one, but two trials, in front of two different judges. It is now my ex-wife who only gets to see my son on weekends!- Raymond D.,
Thanks for a great job, Scott. You're the BEST- Robert P.,
It was a mother's worse nightmare, my children were not on the plane home after visiting my ex for the summer. But it got worse. My ex had filed a phony abuse claim to try to keep my kids with him. I feared with Social Services involved and other red tape, I'd never see my kids again. The Shaw Law Firm immediately took action, contacted all the right people, and I had my kids safely back with me in THREE DAYS! My ex has since lost all visitation rights. I am so thankful the Shaw Law Firm knew exactly what to do to help me- Lynn R.,
I called a number of lawyers, you included. You were the obvious choice.- Kelly M.,
I just wanted to say thanks for everything that you and your firm did to help me through this. You guys did a great job from day one with it. Thanks.- Craig W.,
I have recommended you to a lot of people because of how you handled my case; I would have never gotten the settlement I deserved without a good attorney like you. Thank you again for all you've done.- Michelle H.,
Shaw Law Firm LLC is specifically devoted to divorce, child custody, and related family law matters. We handle no other types of cases, which leaves us free to focus on a single area of practice.
We are passionate about our work, our clients, and getting our clients the best results possible in each and every case. Each case is different and special, and there are real lives at stake. We take this responsibility very seriously and welcome the challenges that each case brings.
Scott Shaw is the founder and principal of Shaw Law Firm LLC, which he founded in 1995. Mr. Shaw graduated with honors from law school and holds an M.B.A. from Duke University. Mr. Shaw himself has handled over 1000 cases and accepts nothing but excellence in handling his cases. Shaw Law Firm LLC has become known for handling the most difficult and complex cases in the practice area of family law.
We are frequently retained by clients as their second or third attorney, after previous attorneys were not able to properly handle the matter. We gladly take on such cases and have a track record of success in turning such cases around. However, it should not be so difficult to f...Continue Reading
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Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia An example of a victory in the appellate courts and our ability to deal with complex international issues in family law cases.
Henry County, McDonough, Georgia Two different trials, in front of two different judges, we won physical custody and primary legal custody for client at both.
Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia After a successful appeal, client was awarded more than $50,000 in back support that her first attorney had negotiated away, the illegal settlement agreement was set aside, and we entered into a settlement that was fair to client.
While the responsibility of parents to take their kids to sporting events and other extracurricular activities seems like a minor issue, it can become a real point of contention in high-conflict child custody cases. All too often, parents allow their personal disputes to negatively affect their children. For instance, the non-custodial parent may refuse to deliver the child to his or her baseball practices and games on the weekends when he or she is visiting with the child, simply with the goal of defying the custodial parent. This sort of … Continue reading
If the parents of a child are married at the time of the child’s birth, they are the child’s legal mother and father. Therefore, they have equal rights to custody and visitation with the child. If a child is born out of wedlock, however, only the child’s mother has any custody rights to the child. The mother does not have to give the father any information about the child or allow the father to see the child. A father or mother must take some steps to legitimate or establish paternity … Continue reading
Georgia law provides for a number of different ways in which a parent can establish paternity. Paternity establishes a legal father for a child. If parties are legally married at the time of a child’s birth, paternity is automatically established. If parents are not married at the time of the parties’ marriage, however, one or both parties must take action to establish paternity for the child. The simplest way for unwed parents to establish paternity is for both parents to sign a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgement Form, either at the hospital … Continue reading
Under Georgia law, there are 13 different grounds for divorce. There is one no-fault ground for divorce, which is that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” In order to qualify for the no-fault ground, neither party is required to prove any reason for the divorce, nor that one of the spouses committed some sort of wrongdoing. One party must simply state that he or she believes that the marriage is irretrievably broken, and the divorce will be granted. The other 12 grounds for a Georgia divorce are fault-based. This means that … Continue reading
In a Georgia divorce, property division can be fairly simple, such as splitting furniture and other personal belongings. When real estate is involved, however, things can quickly become more complex. The situation may be even more complicated if the parties own rental properties that they acquired during their marriage. Some properties may contain equity, which necessitates a valuation of them as assets. This process can become even more difficult if the properties contain no equity, which means that the balance of the mortgage loan on the property exceeds the actual … Continue reading