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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.,
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.
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.
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.
Both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements govern the distribution of a couple’s property if the marriage ultimately ends in divorce. An engaged couple enters into a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage. In most cases, the couple’s intent in entering into a prenuptial agreement is to protect their separate assets or items of property that each spouse is bringing to the marriage. These assets might include an inheritance or a share in a family-owned business. However, they also may wish to protect certain assets for adult children from previous marriage or … Continue reading
Facebook, as well as other social media sites, can be a gold mine of information for divorce litigants in their attorneys. The reality is that people – and their significant others – tend to overshare on Facebook and similar sites, which gives information to the general public that will only hurt your child custody case. For instance, if one spouse is claiming that he or she is unemployed and therefore unable to pay child support as ordered, evidence on Facebook showing that spouse enjoying a Caribbean vacation, purchasing a brand-new … Continue reading
Under O.C.G.A. §19-6-2, a judge can order one spouse to pay the other spouse’s attorneys’ fees in a divorce proceeding. However, whether a judge grants your request for the payment of your attorneys’ fees is totally discretionary, or up to his or her judgment. The only factor that the judge must consider in ordering the payment of attorneys’ fees is the financial circumstances of each spouse in the divorce. This factor is similar to at least one of the factors that the judge considers in deciding whether to order one … Continue reading
Common law marriage is a term that is used to describe a relationship that has existed for a significant period of time, during which a couple lives together and holds themselves out as man and wife. However, the couple has never legally married with a marriage license and ceremony. There are only a handful of states whose laws recognize common law marriage. None of the laws in these states establish exactly how long a couple must be together in order to constitute a common law marriage. However, it is clear … Continue reading
When making a child custody order, the judge will consider a number of different factors, all of which impact the best interest of a child. Among these factors are a history of family violence, abuse, neglect, substance abuse, and criminal activity by either parent. If one parent has been convicted on a domestic violence charge, for instance, then this fact may impact the court’s child custody order. This is particularly the case if the parent committed the crime against the other parent, and/or if the child was present during the … Continue reading