At the Law Offices of Meriwether & Tharp, LLC, our goal is to provide clients with... more
At the Law Offices of Meriwether & Tharp, LLC, our goal is to provide clients with the strong and skilled legal representation they need to successfully resolve issues relating to divorce and other difficult legal matters. Our attorneys practice in the areas of divorce and family law, and routinely handle matters related to divorce, child support and child custody, enforcement of existing orde... view profile
I am licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida. I graduated from the... more
I am licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida. I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1999 and received my law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2002. While in law school I clerked for the real estate firm Calloway Calloway, P.C. I also interned with the U.S. Trustees Office and served as a graduate research assistant for Professor Julian Juergensmeyer, c... view profile
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.