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Melanie Ann Brubaker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.8   5 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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About Melanie

Learn Melanie’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    My work is Family Law which includes Divorce, Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoptions, PreNuptials, PostNuptials, Contempts, Modification of Custody, Modification of Child Support, etc. I am also trained and certified as a Collaborative Divorce Attorney.

    32 years

  2. Family
    20%

    12 years

  3. Child custody
    15%

    12 years

  4. Child support
    15%

    12 years

With over 25 years of experience as a family law attorney, she invokes a high level of confidence in her clients as she maintains their voices in divorce and family law proceedings and pursues the best interests of their children. Melanie’s clients are spread across the United States and the world, including Japan, Korea and Iraq.

Melanie is all about family and firmly advocates for her clients, as well as their families. “The term ‘family’ is not a one size fits all concept,” Melanie commented. “I have extensive experience working with blended families, deployed families, military families, same-sex families, single parents, parents seeking to legitimate, grandparents seeking visitation, and more.”

Military Divorces
Military families are an important part of the Marietta and Cobb County community, and Melanie understands the nuances and complexities of military divorce and family law matters. In fact, she leads this practice area at Bivek Brubaker & Prescott. “If you have a Military ID, your initial consultation is free,” Melanie added. “I will also reduce my fees for you. It’s my way of thanking you for your military service.”

Family law is actually a second career for Melanie. She worked in the corporate world and has a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. You’ll definitely appreciate Melanie’s corporate finance experience when calculating child support worksheets, creating monthly budgets, determining alimony, and dividing marital (or pre-marital) property, including investments, retirement funds, and business assets.

Melanie moved to Georgia in 1992 in order to be near her extended family. Melanie’s sister, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces and grandnieces all reside within metropolitan Atlanta. In her spare time, Melanie has researched her family tree all the way back to the 1500s. In fact, Melanie’s first American ancestors arrived at the port of Philadelphia in the early 1700s.

Melanie is also an avid bike rider. “If you mountain bike, let’s meet on the North Georgia mountain trails. Same offer goes if you desire a ‘tamer’ ride along the Silver Comet!”

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Licensed for 30 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Bivek Brubaker & Prescott LLC

Reviews

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Posted by Toni | June 18, 2013
Compassionate, but tough attorney.
Going through a divorce is never easy, even when you know its the right thing to do and know it's the best course of action. While I was in a fog and emotionally and mentally drained, Melanie guided me through the process and helped protect me and my children without taking my ex to the cleaners. I wanted to be fair and had high expectations of everyone walking away from this feeling okay. Based on my experience and the outcome of my divorce, my friends have called me asking for Melanie's contact info to pass on to their friends and friends of friends. She is compassionate and caring, fair and conscientious, attentive and tough.
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Posted by Jeff | June 12, 2013
Phone Call Away
Melanie and I had to fight all of the issues in my divorce---the children, retirement accounts, investments, stock options, the house, child support and even the furniture! Melanie was always responsive to me and if she was not available she would let me know when she would be available via a text message or email. I could count on Melanie to fight my fight and there were times she had to walk me away from the edge of the divorce abyss and keep me focused on what is important for my children and me. If I did not understand legal jargon she would keep it simple. Melanie was key for me knowing that I was empowered and we were a team and that is the only way we slogged through my divorce. If I have any questions even after the divorce, Melanie is there for me and my children.
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Posted by Kyle | June 12, 2013
Abdolutely Love Her!!
Ms. Brubaker came into my case late, after I defended myself in a very unfair temp. hearing. She allowed me to continue fighting for my rights as a father, and was not bullied by my ex's attorney anymore. While we didn't slam dunk win the case, I received 90% of what I was looking for, and she will certainly be representing me when the time arises for modification of custody. She was very diligent in her fight for me. Our case took over a year and she worked very hard throughtout the entire ordeal! I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Donald | October 13, 2011
Wonderful, helpful legal device
I called Melanie Brubaker for advice on a custody and jurisdiction case. She was very responsive, took my call and was able to meet with me on the same day. She reviewed all of the paperwork I had and was able to let me know what to expect regarding the case. She provided a number of ideas and options for me to present to the court and offered great advice. Even with this case likely transferring jurisdiction out of Georgia she provided additional advice on what I needed to do and what preparations I could make for defending my case in Tennessee. Melanie Brubaker is professional, helpful and understanding. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking assistance regarding family law.
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Posted by Tony | June 20, 2013
Legal Counsel
Her representation for me has been good. An example being our success in a case opposing the Dept Child Support Services. She has actually listened to my concerns, kept me in the information loop, and prepared some good court briefs.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • A Marietta Family Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • A Marietta General Civil and Family Law Firm
  • 2001 - 2006

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BBA Cum Laude
  • 1988

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Blue Ridge (Cherokee County) Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2014
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Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • 2009 Legal Elite----Family Law
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Arbitration in Family Law
  • Arbitration in Family Law CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • Professionalism After the Statewide Judicial Emergency Order
  • Professionalism After the Statewide Judicial Emergency Order CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Cobb County Family Law Section Seminars CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • Jury Trials in Divorce
  • Jury Trials in Divorce CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Cobb County Family Law Section Seminars CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Cobb County Family Law Section Seminars CLE Attended
  • 2020
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Cobb County Family Law Section Seminars CLE Attended
  • 2020
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar CLE Attended
  • 2020
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Cobb County Family Law Section Seminars CLE Attended
  • 2019
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar CLE Attended
  • 2019
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Cobb County Family Law Section Seminars CLE Attended
  • 2018
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar CLE Attended
  • 2018
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Cobb County Family Law Section Seminars CLE Attended
  • 2017
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar CLE Attended
  • 2017
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar CLE Attended
  • 2016
  • Cobb County Family Law Section Seminars
  • Cobb County Family Law Section Seminars CLE Attended
  • 2016
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar
  • AAML GA Chapter Family Law Seminar CLE Attended
  • 2015
  • NALS 62nd Annual Education Conference and National Forum
  • International Visitation/Custody
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Melanie
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and refer people to her because of her good work and wonderful nature."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely knowledgeable and experienced in handling family law matters. Highly recommend you consider Melanie regarding your family law concerns."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly recommended!"
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melanie is an excellent Family Law attorney."