For years I have worked to help Georgia families expand their families through adoption. I have represented clients -- traditional, non-traditional, single parents, couples, foster parents -- in Athens and the surrounding communities (including Oc...
Practice areas & skills: Adoption, Family
A life-long resident of Athens, Georgia, Samuel E. Thomas is a 2010 graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science. He is also a 2012 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa. He was admitted into t...
Practice areas & skills: Adoption, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation, DUI & DWI
Review: “I was most impressed by Shannon and highly recommend her! She gave us knowledgeable legal counsel regarding domesticating our adoption and combines legal representation with a personable, compassionate approach.”
Practice areas & skills: Adoption, Litigation, Family, General Practice, Child Support
Review: “Contrary to the two reviews I have read on this site Mrs. Forwood has been there in every step of my case. I believe she has the knowledge and compassion that is required in such legal cases as my own. Mrs. Forwood is a ...
Practice areas & skills: Adoption, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Appeals
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An adoption lawyer helps to place children with parents other than their birth parents. An adoption cuts off the birth parents' rights and responsibilities, and gives them to the adoptive parents. Once an adoption is final, the adopted child receives the same legal treatment as a biological child. Adoption is often an emotional time and an adoption lawyer can help you make the right decisions for the child.