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Suzanne Temple Prescott

Adoption Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.8   23 reviews

About Suzanne

Learn Suzanne’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    20%

    16 years, 400 cases

  2. Child custody
    20%

    16 years, 400 cases

  3. Child support
    20%

    16 years, 400 cases

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%

    16 years, 400 cases

  5. Family
    20%

    16 years, 400 cases

Suzanne T. Prescott is a founding partner of thefamily law firm Bivek Brubaker & Prescott LLC. In her words: “My partnersand I share a belief that getting the best result for our clients does notalways have to involve long, expensive, contentious Court battles. I viewdivorce as the new beginning in my clients’ lives, and I focus on obtaining thebest starting point for them from all aspects – financially, emotionally,spiritually and structurally. I find purpose and joy in helping my clients andtheir families jump start their new possibilities from a position of strength.”In furtherance of her goals, Suzanne trained in Collaborative Law, which offersa structured, non-adversarial approach to divorce.

Following graduation from the University of GeorgiaSchool of Law, Suzanne has dedicated her entire career solely to practicingfamily law because “I don’t strive to be the best general attorney, I strive tobe the best family law attorney so that my clients are assured that I provide exceptionalrepresentation, and that they can trust and count on me when I’m in theircorner.” She is experienced in all aspects of family law, having representedall manners of clients – husband, wife, wealthy, underprivileged – in allmanner of situations – contested divorce, uncontested divorce, custody, childsupport, agreement modification, adoption, negotiation of prenuptialagreements, and contempt actions.

Suzanne grew upin Connecticut, but headed south for college where she graduated cum laude fromEmory University before conquering law school. When Suzanne is not advocatingfor her clients she is an avid runner with 2 marathons and countlesshalf-marathons under her belt. She is a food and wine enthusiast who enjoyscooking, and she reserves her Fall Saturdays for Bulldog football andtailgating in Athens. Suzanne and her husband Ryan live in Smyrna, Georgia withtheir black lab, Bailey.

 

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Licensed for 16 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Suzanne

Bivek Brubaker & Prescott LLC
707 Whitlock Avenue, SW
Suite G4
Marietta, GA, 30064-4653

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Todd | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody and Child Support Modification
My wife and I worked with Suzanne during a custody and child support modification that my ex-wife filed around the time when the previous poster who chose to remain "Anonymous" commented and gave a one-star rating. To that poster - you know your case better than anyone else including your attorney and if you catch something in a draft document that your attorney didn't - so what. It's your case so you should be reading the documents, catching things, and making changes/suggestions too. If there is something that is important to you, then stick to your guns. Don't blame your attorney because something that they might not view as important in the grand scheme of the case may be very important to you for some particular reason. So communicate that to you, it is important and why it is such and recognize that sometimes it is easier to give on something if it means you can move on. For me, I was extremely pleased with Suzanne on everything from responsiveness, timeliness, counseling within the legal guidelines, documenting, settling, and finalizing the entire custody and child support modification. In working with Suzanne, I felt that it was a team effort - my wife and I had our role, Suzanne had hers, and we coordinated on everything in between - strategy, ideas, negotiating points, documentation, etc. She is very direct, engaging, and is very timely in her responses and turnaround time. My only regret is that I didn't have Suzanne as the attorney for my divorce and the first modification. Thanks, Suzanne.
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Posted by Jamie | April 29, 2015
ADOPTION
Me and my wife recently finalized an adoption with Ms. Prescott. We initially started the process with another lawyer and was getting no where. My wife located Ms. Prescott and gave her a call. From the very first meeting we felt very comfortable with her and she was very excited to work our case. There were some snags along the way but not from their doing. There were several waiting periods on certain things but her office stayed on top of them and communicated what was going on when we asked and even when we didn't. The adoption was very sensitive and Suzanne made sure certain things were not mentioned to our daughter. Really and truly we just kind of sat back and cruised through the whole process. I am now the daddy to two beautiful children and have Suzanne and her great office staff to thank!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2014
Confidence During a Difficult Time
Ms. Prescott made my divorce quick and easy. I felt I could tell her important details without trepidation or judgement. She is very quick to respond and was available to me beyond traditional business hours and across multiple modes of communication. Ms. Prescott's knowledge and expertise gave me confidence during a very difficult time. I feel that she has my (and my child's) best interest at heart and I am very happy and satisfied with the results of my case. She was very clear and communicative throughout the entire process and to top it all off, has a great sense of humor. In the time I have been a client, I have referred several people to her to retain her services.
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Posted by Debra | May 15, 2014
A brilliant attorney
The first 3 attorneys I interviewed focused on the emotional side of my divorce. Suzanne was straightforward, knowledgeable, and drama free. My retainer was based on my specific case, and I was given a detailed monthly statement to know exactly what I was being charged for. I even ended up getting a little money back! Suzanne was able to get my documents prepared according to the schedule I needed to meet, and she was quick of respond to all correspondence. My divorce was complete in less than 45 days.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2014
Very Thorough and Meticulous
Suzanne was a great choice. I had consultations with a few different attorneys and found her the most realistic on what was going to happen. As my ex husband and myself were going back and forth with the division of assets, Suzanne was extremely meticulous and thorough with all of it. She'd find every typo, everything that didn't quite read correctly, she'd correct. We all know that there are stalls in the process. She was very good at following up with the other lawyer, and never let anything fall through the cracks. She pointedly helped move the process along as it should. She was honest with the billing and I feel I was treated very well from her in the process. Thank you Suzanne for making my divorce run as seamlessly as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2013
Great Representation and Very Grateful!
Suzanne was very knowledgeable guiding me through the divorce process. She was my attorney for a Collaborative law Divorce which only took 2+ months to Settle, File and have a Divorce Decree. She helped me(a Man) through all aspects of the divorce, which allowed me to obtain split custody of my children(2), child support and settlement that I wanted! I would recommend Suzanne for anyone who is in need of a great divorce attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2013
You won't be disappointed!
I highly recommend Suzanne. She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She kept me informed and got everything handled for me in a timely manner. She made what could have been a difficult process a breeze. She's the best!
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2013
Efficient, fiscally responsible attorney
Suzanne Prescott is very efficient and does not waste your money or your time. If you are looking for a 'mommy lawyer', she is not the one. But if you are looking for someone to get the job done quickly and efficiently, someone who is no nonsense and gets right to the point, she is the woman for the job! She made our divorce filing painless and quick. She does not delve into your personal business and you know that you and your case are not fodder for gossip. I would highly recommend Suzanne for anyone looking for a professional , fiscally responsible attorney.
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Posted by Brian S. | June 11, 2013
I am grateful!
I am one month out from my divorce finalization. I never wanted this experience and frankly it was the most hurtful situation I've ever been through. I interviewed several attorneys looking for the one who had a desire to work toward an amicable finalization, but who wouldn't be afraid to stand up and fight for their client either. Suzanne Prescott not only fit the criteria of what I was looking for, she handled so much of the garbage in a professional and efficient manner as well. She never led me to have higher expectations of what the outcome could be, more so she would reduce my expectations by shooting me straight to what the possibilities were and how we would handle them. In the end she used some amazing legal ninja skills to not only land where I had hoped to land in a fair means for both parties, she actually achieved more for me than I would have ever hoped for. She did this for less cost than most attorneys I met with suggested my case would end up being. What I would like to communicate the most strongly about Suzanne is that she is extremely effective at what she does but without the high cost. She will get in your corner and work professionally, efficiently and effectively for you! Thank you so much for how you handled my case Suzanne!
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Posted by Chad P | January 31, 2013
Outstanding Legal Representation
After my wife informed of her intentions to end our marriage, I interviewed 4 lawyers and then thru a friend's recomendation I consulted with Ms Prescott. My number 1 priority was obtaining 50/50 legal/physical custody of my 2 small children. I followed her advice and avoided the number 1 pitfall most men make when fighting for custody and stayed in the house until we had successfully reached a settlement. Anyone especially men who are looking for great representation in a seemingly unfair system court system which favors women and places the burden on men to seek out Ms Prescott. She navigated me thru the maze and i am happy to say I won 50/50 custody and insured me that i continue to play an equal part in my children's lives. I cannot thank her enough and could not recommend better legal representation.
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Posted by Sally | November 25, 2012
Highly Recommend
My 2010 divorce was contested with custody issues. Very expensive and drawn out with another attorney. When my ex took me back to court 2 yrs later I was lucky to find Suzanne. My experience working with her in comparison to the other attorney was night and day. She was SO much more efficient!! Going to court is a very stressful process. Having the right attorney makes ALL the difference!
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Posted by Kelli McVay Wolfe | September 1, 2012
Suzanne Prescott Review
Suzanne was an outstanding attorney! She made me feel so comfortable from the very beginning. She was always open to help me at anytime and was always there for me! I would definitely recommend Suzanne in a heartbeat to anyone I know going through a divorce! She was awesome!
Posted by Deena Perry | March 1, 2012
Highly Recommended!
Custody battles are never easy but Suzanne made this hard time as smooth as possible. She was straight forward, honest, knowledgable, attentive and helped bring us to the easiest and fastest close to our matter as possible. Even while out on maternity leave attending to her new precious bundle she ALWAYS returned emails, calls and made sure our questions were answered. We consider ourselves lucky to have been recommended to such a wonderful firm and would recommened them in a heartbeat. It was such a pleasure to have to go through such a hard time with someone who makes you feel confident and comfortiable and we really apprecaited that.
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Posted by promotionalstuff | February 22, 2012
Great Job
Suzanne is a partner with Damon Bivek. She started my defense in my divorce case but took maternity leave about 6 months into the case. I then made a smooth transition to her partner to conclude the divorce action. Much of this was because Suzanne had a very thorough and complete file on the case. During that time she did an outstanding job in representation, filing the motions and discovery documents required. She also worked well with opposing counsel during several hearings and a mediation session. I was very comfortable with her style and how she handled my defense and I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2012
Excellent Support!
Suzanne Prescott provided a prompt, thorough, and empathic service. I feel I was provided great education/knowledge to assist me with making the best informed decisions. She was easily accessible when I had questions or concerns at each step along the way. While having excellent legal skills, Mrs. Prescott was emotionally supportive and showed great understanding. Her encouragment helped me become comfortable with making such big decisions, which made the process easier and smooth.
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Posted by Tania | February 1, 2012
Great Attorney
Suzanne is professional, yet warm and accessible--a rare combination. She worked hard to get me a good settlement, while keeping me informed at every step and making sure I considered all my options. She gained my confidence in the first meeting and earned more trust as we went along. She is both smart and kind, a comforting presence during a difficult time.
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Posted by Steve | January 31, 2012
Outstanding Assistance with My Divorce
Although my divorce was uncontested, it was important that events occurred in a specific sequence in order to minimize my exposure to additional complications. When I contacted Suzanne, I was about to be off track and she explained what to do when, and what not to do. Any questions were promptly answered. Some very critical events and negotiations overlapped the Christmas and New Years holiday but Suzanne kept things moving even while on vacation and out of town. She used flexibility and creativity to keep the process moving and avoid missing critical end of year deadlines. I was very impressed with her knowledge and responsiveness and felt comfortable that she was really looking after my best interest. She is now at the top of my list when I next need a family law attorney and I will definitely recommend her to others.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2010
Client review of attorney
Ms. Prescott has been a joy to work with. Her expertise and professionalism has made the unpleasant and stressful process of divorce manageable. She is knowledgeable regarding all facets of this process, including custody rights, property allocation and navigating the local judicial system. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Kris | October 28, 2010
Difficult divorce handled with Excellence!
Suzanne and her staff were very professional, knowledgeable, reliable, and responsive. She dealt with my husband and his lawyer, both very difficult to work with, so I did not have to. Though it was a crazy process, she never lost her cool which helped me immensely. I would highly recommend Suzanne Prescott!
Posted by Matthew | December 30, 2009
Divorce Matter
Suzanne did an excellent job in leading me through my divorce. She is personable and professional.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bivek Brubaker & Prescott LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Smith Bivek Law Group
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Pachman Richardson, LLC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Stearns-Montgomery & Associates
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Georgia School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Gascue v. Gascue
  • Win

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DIvision, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Secretary
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • English Honor's Society Member
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • N/A

Publications

  • Cobb County Pro Bono Clinic Seminar Papers
  • Seminar and powerpoint for clinic
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Cobb County Pro Bono Clinic
  • Family Law Pro Bono Clinic
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer people to Suzanne quite often, and I always hear back from them with glowing praise for her skill and attentiveness."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is highly competent and care about her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Suzanne is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgeable and ethical. I have referred matters to Suzanne because I know I can trust her to give good advice and take care of the clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Suzanne offers many qualities that are ideal for a family law attorney. She combines anm open, personable style with a highly energetic and motivated professionalism."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Suzannne is a highly respected attorney in the area of domestic relations. She is the epitome of what a family law attorney should be – compassionate when appropriate and aggressive when necessary. I highly endorse Suzanne and would never hesitate to refer a domestic case to her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Suzanne for several years, and have recently gotten to know her work. I have found her to be passionate, creative and caring in her work."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Suzanne in the legal community for a number of years. She is a very caring, hard working and professional attorney that I would trust with any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Suzanne is a passionate attorney that works hard for her clients. Her experience in the area of family law is only surpassed by her devotion to helping families through difficult times. For these reasons, I would not hesitate to recommend Suzanne to anyone in need of her services."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Suzanne is an outstanding family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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