Laura L. Thompson is a graduate from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer... more
Laura L. Thompson is a graduate from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. She was born and raised in Statesboro, GA. She comes to the firm with an energetic and fresh approach to handling the family law and personal injury aspects of the firm. She recently got married and her and her husband moved to Newnan, Georgia where they can be close to some of their family. Mrs. Thompson... view profile
Attorney Jason G. Smith has been practing law for more than twelve years. As... more
Attorney Jason G. Smith has been practing law for more than twelve years. As managing attorney for the firm of Southern Piedmont Law PC, he specializes in family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, and adoptions. The firm provides personal attention and cost effective, quality representation.
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.