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Shewmaker & Shewmaker, LLC is an Atlanta based law firm representing its clients in family law matters, state court, and military criminal and administrative matters. They also provide retirement and estate planning.

The attorneys at Shewmaker & Shewmaker specialize in the full spectrum of divorce and family-related matters. We understand that life presents few challenges as emotional and demanding as divorce, paternity/legitimation, child custody and marital asset division. We work very closely with our clients to counsel them and achieve their best possible result.

– Steve and Patty Shewmaker

Practice Areas – Family Law

Divorce in Georgia

Divorce in Georgia

In Georgia, there are thirteen ground (or reasons) to file for divorce. The most common reason is that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This is commonly known as “no fault” divorce. The other twelve grounds for divorce are...

Divorce in Georgia

Alimony

Alimony

If you think of a typical divorce, the spouses split up, and all of their stuff - the “marital estate” - must be divided as well. After it is all divided, one party may be required to pay “from his or her separate estate” money to the other party. That’s alimony...

Alimony

Prenup & Postnup

Prenup & Postnup

Getting married is usually the one of the happiest moments in a person’s life. However, sometimes couples decide that a prenuptial, or antenuptial (also called a “postnuptial”) agreement is a good idea prior to saying “I do.”...

Prenup & Postnup

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In Georgia, affirmative legal steps by a father, called legitimation, are required for them to have rights...

Legitimation

Mediation

Mediation

Many courts mandate mediation before trial, and in most cases mediation is productive. Several metro-Atlanta counties, like Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb Counties require it. ...

Mediation

Parenting Time

Parenting Time

In a divorce or any action regarding custody, the Court will require the parents to file a parenting plan that will be reviewed and approved by the Judge. ...

Parenting Time

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution - or ADR – is an option to people in a divorce or other domestic matter other than going to a trail. ADR comes in three types....

Alternative Dispute Resolution

International Child Abduction

International Child Abduction

handling custody cases across international boundaries is the growing issue as the world becomes smaller and citizens from different countries more integrated ...

International Child Abduction

Equitable Division of Property

Equitable Division of Property

When two Parties are divorced, there has to be a splitting up of assets and debts. In the State of Georgia this is known as the Equitable Division of Property ...

Equitable Division of Property

Practice Areas – Criminal Law

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Few things in life are more alarming than being branded a criminal and having basic freedoms taken away. t Shewmaker & Shewmaker their criminal lawyers aggressively represent clients in state and federal courts.

Criminal Defense

Misdemeanor Defense

Misdemeanor Defense

The consequence of a criminal conviction can result in loss of freedom and reputation, loss of job opportunities, and financial hardship. Having an attorney from Shewmaker & Shewmaker that understands Georgia misdemeanor laws and their application can have an enormous impact on the outcome of your case...

Misdemeanor Defense

Practice Areas – Military Matters

Military Pensions

Military Pensions

A service member is not eligible to receive retired pay until the service member has served at least 20 creditable years of service. ...

Military Pensions

Dividing Military Pensions

Dividing Military Pensions

The USFSPA allows state courts to divide military retired pay incident to divorce or legal separation pursuant to state law...

Dividing Military Pensions

Blended Retirement System

Blended Retirement System

The military launched the new Blended Retirement System on January 1, 2018...

Blended Retirement System

From Our Clients

Referrals from our clients are our best recommendation. Our clients are happy to share their experience working with us, but due to the personal and sensitive nature of our work, only first names are being used to protect their privacy.”

I can’t say enough about Steve & Patty! They’re an amazing duo that did a wonderful job for my son when he was going through a custody battle. They saw the truth and took care of business. We’re so please with the outcome of our case and are truly blessed that they were there to fight for us. Thank y’all so much for everything you did for my son and my grandkids.

Missy

“I can’t express how much of a blessing it was to have this team by my side when I was rapidly deployed with the GA Army National Guard. They were able to help me make the case for my son to stay where he was for stability while I was away. I am a single mom and a nursing student when I am not deployed. They worked/are working with me on my payments, and did not turn me down just because I did not have a retainer. These people care about the family unit, they care about their Service members, and I feel like the genuinely care about me. Even after the case was over and I was deployed, they contacted me just to see how I was doing and how things at home were going, and if I needed anything else. My fiance and I will be seeking their assistance in the future with a modification to both of our custody cases with our children. Again, a true blessing to have people who actually care about their clients!”

Sarah

Steven Shewmaker handled my divorce. A true professional at what he does. He’s smart, quick, thorough,knowledgeable and professional in every way. He is well known in the court system for his ability to get things done for his clients. In addition to his talents he is also a gentleman and a just a real nice guy. I hope I never have to use him again but if the time arises he will be my number one pick!

Len

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