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Sean Michael Ditzel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Marietta, GA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Sean Ditzel, Sean M. Ditzel, Sean M. Ditzel

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sean

Learn Sean’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Sean has represented divorcing individuals all across the socio-economic spectrum, and throughout the state of Georgia. He uses an aggressive yet nuanced approach to negotiation, but always with him and I towards possible trial if needed.

    17 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Sean has tried hundreds of divorce and modification matters involving child custody. He will fight to ensure that the best interest of children involved are served by the court outcome.

    17 years

  3. Child support
    20%
    Whether the case is for establishment of child support, downward modification based on new circumstances or pursuing an increase in support, Sean makes sure that no stone goes uncovered when examining the financial circumstances of the parties.

    17 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%
    Sean has carefully drafted and reviewed hundreds of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, always using a careful approach to find the most advantageous deal.

    17 years

  5. Adoption
    10%

    17 years

FAMILY, MATTERS. SEAN'S SOLE FOCUS IS TO PROVIDE THE BEST ADVOCACY FOR YOUR FAMILY LAW MATTER.

Sean M. Ditzel is one of Greater Atlanta’s most visible and active family law attorneys. He brings an intelligent and creative approach to his cases, and strives to serve his clients with equal parts respect and attention.

Sean has wide-ranging experience which includes the successful representation of many prominent athletes, entertainers and executives. Working for a boutique Atlanta family law firm for many years, Sean has extensive trial experience in matters of divorce, child support, custody, legitimation, paternity, contempt, modification and adoption. For his exemplary work in family law, Sean has been recognized many times by Super Lawyers Magazine and has been named to Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite.

On top of his practice, Sean is extremely active in leadership positions in various local and state bar organizations, volunteers extensively and serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in both Superior and Probate court matters.

Sean and his wife make their home in Marietta, Georgia with their two children.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
2021

Location

Abernathy Ditzel Hendrick, LLC
319 Atlanta Street
Suite 250
Marietta, GA, 30060

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by john | August 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Amazing job at a good price. I really appreciate the work and efforts he gave to me and my case. I strongly recommend Sean Michael Ditzel due to his excellent communication skills and beyond the limit work. http://berfasandassociates.com/
Posted by Michelle | July 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Child Custody lawyer
I hired Sean for my custody case and I am so glad I did, I could not have imagined the outcome had I not hired Sean. From the start he was very professional, upfront and dedicated to me and my case. The knowledge he has of Family law is exceptional!!! And if you go to trial you want Sean representing you and not the other party for sure. Sean and Laura are the best I highly recommend them to anyone. And of course we WON!!!!
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Posted by Josh | March 25, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Superb and knowledgeable family law attorney
I'm a commercial litigation attorney, and Sean is a go-to resource when I need family law questions answered. He is responsive and capable, and I know my referrals to him are in the best hands.
Posted by Amanda | March 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Excellent Lawyer
We were not happy with our first lawyer we hired and promptly started looking for a new one to continue with our case. Sean was recommended by multiple sources and we certainly see why. He was professional, great with communication, attentive and not afraid to go after what we believed in. He assisted us with a difficult child custody/modification case that ended up going our way in the end and we couldn't be happier with the result. He is at the top of our list to recommend!
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Posted by Eric | March 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
After being highly recommended near Marietta..Sean was able to help a family member with a complex divorce and custody battle. We could not recommend his services enough. Thank you.
Posted by Tim | March 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Sean handled my divorce. I really enjoyed working with him. He was fantastic. If I have another divorce he’s the first person I’m calling. Very professional and knowledgeable. A+++++++
Posted by Jason | March 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Complex Divorce and Custody Matter
I hired Sean after an extensive search for only the most competent of lawyers capable of handling a complex divorce and custody case opposite a high net worth spouse and counsel. Sean was timely, thorough and ultimately the end result that he achieved was almost as good as if I would have won at trial. I’ll never use another attorney for matters of this type.
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Posted by Allison | May 31, 2018
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Retained for Child Modification/Custody
Sean and his team have been so helpful while going through a child custody/modification case. They are always available to answer any questions i may have. Sean is on top of everything i have gave to him. I know i can trust him to help me with anything regarding my son.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Retained for Divorce
Sean was referred to my by another attorney. From the start, I felt comfortable talking to Sean. He was a good listener. He asked the questions that were important for him to understand my past and present situations. My goal was an amicable divorce. For me, what made Sean a great attorney was that he didn’t push me to pursue anything I felt was not necessary to pursue. I believe this allowed both parties (attornies included) where on the same page in regards to what the end goals were. From what I can tell, he was efficient in his time management which saved me money. His edits to all the legal documents where always turned around in a timely manner. I never had to follow up with him on inquiries. Everything settled very peacefully for both parties. I greatly appreciate his service and efforts.
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Posted by Robert | May 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Business
Sean represented me against my ex-wife in a nasty divorce action (after I fired my first lawyer). My ex was making so many threats and didn't want to let me have time with my kids. Sean guided me through the process, hired experts and WON PRIMARY CUSTODY at trial. I give his name to all my buddies who are going through tough divorces. Best in the business.
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Posted by Jason | January 4, 2012
Great attorney, great communicator
I hired Sean after being unhappy with my first lawyer. Sean not only helped clean up the mess that my former lawyer created, he was able to get my child support reduced significantly after the recession hit and my commissions started dropping. Best of all, he was friendly and always easy to get a hold of. I hope to never have to hire another lawyer, but it will be Sean if I do.
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Posted by Cindy | November 16, 2011
Extremely Efficient and Professional
Sean was a pleasure to work with in one of the most difficult times of my life. He listened well, returned calls and emails promptly and got me a great result.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-395 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Abernathy Ditzel Hendrick Bryce, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Abernathy Ditzel, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kessler & Solomiany, LLC
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Talley, Richardson & Cable, PA
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Georgia
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Georgia State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member-at-large
  • 2008 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member-at-large
  • 2006 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DIvision, Family Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2013
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member-at-large
  • 2006 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • GeorgiaTrend
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • GeorgiaTrend
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Georgia Family Law Quarterly
  • Interview with Judge Dean Bucci
  • 2016
  • Lawyers.com Magazine
  • Networking in the Modern Legal World
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Narcissism and Divorce
  • 2019
  • NACVA Georgia Annual Meeting
  • Tips for Testifying for Forensic Accountants
  • 2016
  • 2016 Family Law Institute
  • Recent Changes in Social Security Law and the Impact on Divorce Negotiations
  • 2016
  • Georgia Family Law Institute
  • Graduation and Graduation: Examination of Self-Executing Child Support Provisions
  • 2015
  • Nuts and Bolts of Family Law
  • UCCJEA and UIFSA
  • 2014
  • State Bar of Georgia Webinar Series
  • Recent Developments in Technology for Family Law Practitioners
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (9)
Endorse Sean
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean remains (year after year) at the absolute top of my family law referral list precisely because he combines skill, experience, value and professionalism each and every time I refer one of my personal clients to his firm. I have been a big fan of Sean's from when he worked at one of the most prominent family law firms in Georgia, and I am thrilled to have the most direct route to him when my clients need family law guidance for their matters. Without a doubt, one of the finest practitioners I work around as a lawyer focusing on Family Violence and Victims issues. He earns my strongest endorsement."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a fellow attorney who has known Sean for several years. He's an expert family lawyer and a tireless advocate for his clients, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends and family in need of a divorce attorney."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sean is a professional and dedicated advocate for his clients. He is a skilled practitioner, and I enjoy working with him."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If anyone calls on me for family law advice or representation, I immediately refer them to Mr. Ditzel."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a skilled attorney who achieves excellent results in sensitive family law matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I have clients or collegaues who need an attorney referral for a divorce, custody dispute, or other domestic issue, my very first recommendation is to call Sean. I know he will handle each client's matter with the utmost respect, discretion, and expertise."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a great domestic relations lawyer who practices law the right way. He knows when to be aggressive and when to take more of a calculated even-handed approach. He is also very involved and well -known in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean Ditzel's work for his clients speaks for itself. He has dedicated his professional career to the practice of Family law and has succeeded with skill and aplomb. I would not hesitate to refer anyone with a family law matter to him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sean is my number one go-to for any family law referrals. He and I recently worked to address a mutual client's family law and employment-related needs, and were able to really make a difference for a client is multiple difficult situations."
Child support Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a terrific lawyer who knows how to be aggressive while staying calm at the same time. He knows his stuff and gets results."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is the lawyer to see when you need a family, divorce or child-support attorney."
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Marietta Divorce and separation Lawyer Sean Michael Ditzel
Sean Michael Ditzel
Divorce and separation Attorney
Marietta, GA
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available