There's life after your divorce, although it may not seem like it now. I've been... more
There's life after your divorce, although it may not seem like it now. I've been practicing family law almost 20 years. Shortly after I started practicing family law, I was trained as a Guardian ad Litem--a lawyer appointed by the court to represent the children in contested divorce cases. After handling several GAL cases I was struck by how devastated the children were by seeing their pa... view profile
Professional Experience- Mr. Meriwether was admitted to practice law in Florida and... more
Professional Experience- Mr. Meriwether was admitted to practice law in Florida and Georgia in 1996. In 1998, Patrick L. Meriwether left the Atlanta office of Arthur Anderson and joined Robert Tharp to establish Meriwether Tharp, LLP. His position at Arthur Anderson involved providing tax advice to a variety of large corporations. Mr. Meriwether; however, missed the personal satisfaction that ... view profile
When you marry, you enter a relationship contract with your spouse that entitles you as a couple to certain legal rights and responsibilities. Family lawyers specializing in marriage can write prenuptial agreements for a couple before marriage. A prenuptial agreement can be especially important if you have financial interests you've accrued earlier in life and wish to clarify how they will or won't be shared with your new spouse. A written prenuptial agreement sets out the financial expectations of your marriage and anticipates what will happen to your assets should you divorce. The process for creating an airtight prenuptial agreement can be complicated, and a lawyer with a marriage and prenuptial practice can make sure the agreement is properly written.