Reliable, Proactive Legal Help When Domestic Violence and Divorce Collide

Domestic violence issues can heighten the stresses in the divorce process in many different ways. Whether you are the person filing the petition or the person facing domestic violence charges, strong advocacy from an experienced attorney is essential. When you work with our northern Georgia law firm, you can count on us to move past the obstacles and to seek a resolution.

At F. Marian Weeks, P.C., Attorneys at Law, we represent men and women in divorce and family law matters throughout Cobb County, Cherokee County and Paulding County. With offices in Marietta, we are known for providing competent and assertive legal representation.

Attorneys Marian Weeks and Fraser Hudgins are highly skilled trial attorneys with over 65 years of combined legal experience in Georgia. We are committed to helping you resolve legal issues as efficiently as possible.

We are in the business of helping people, not just handling legal cases.

Domestic Violence Petitions and Hearings

If a petition is taken out for domestic violence, a hearing will be held anywhere between 10 and 30 days after the petition is filed. If the protective order is granted, there can be no contact between parties. If there is contact, it is considered a criminal offense. These matters are taken very seriously in Georgia and will not be taken lightly by a judge.

During the hearing the judge will determine whether or not there was spousal abuse, child abuse or domestic violence. If it is determined that domestic violence occurred, then a restraining order (or protective order) will be put in place for one year. At that time, the judge will also issue an order concerning immediate needs for the children, support and housing issues.

Rely On Our Experience and Personal Attention

We handle a wide range of domestic violence issues. Our firm has extensive experience representing both parties in domestic violence and divorce situations, as well as married and unmarried couples. Ms. Weeks has had special training in mediating domestic violence matters.

We understand the effects that domestic violence matters can have on a family, including the negative effects on things such as visitation, child custody and parenting time. We will work our hardest to make certain that any possible negative impacts are minimized. Having experience representing both sides in divorce matters allows our lawyers to create an assertive and effective strategy for protecting your rights.

Protect Yourself and Your Children — Call Us Today

We are available to speak with you today at 770-884-6296 and by email. Your initial 30-minute consultation with one of our lawyers in Marietta is free of charge. Our representation in your case will be completely personalized and responsive to your unique needs and goals at all times.