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Laura Lynn Hoskins

Divorce and separation Attorney at Canton, GA

4.8   19 reviews

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My partner and I offer clients personalized care. I have practiced law for almost nineteen years and he, attorney Glen Johnson, has practiced for forty years. We are intentionally a very small firm with a limited number of cases. This allows us to offer a higher level of care because our goal is not to assemble the greatest number of cases. Our goal is to offer the best personalized care.

Divorce is hard - I have divorced both after approximately 28 years of marriage and after approximately 1 year of marriage. Both are difficult. Divorce is a difficult - but offers a great opportunity for better tomorrows.

I enjoy studying psychology because it is so integral to the practice of family law. My interests range from how positive psychology and personal resilience skills can improve one's quality of life during the divorce process to how litigants with personality disorder behavioral traits impact family law litigation. My favorite book on divorce and personality disorders is "Splitting" by Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD and Randi Kreger. Personality disorders, especially Narcissistic Personality Disorder, complicate the divorce process and understanding each disorder makes predicting an opposing party's behavior a little easier. Additionally, mental health disorders and substance abuse issues are common components in many divorces. Understanding these issues helps me offer my clients better counsel.

SAVING MARRIAGES
Not all potential clients are "done" in their marriage. Instead, many believe that filing a divorce action can be akin to firing a warning shot. We offer clients counsel, book lists, advice and moral support when they wish to work toward saving their marriage. The success stories are amazing. Favorite books include "Love Languages" by Gary Chapman and anything written by Dr. John M. Gottman at the University of Washington (my alma mater).

SAVING YOURSELF
Most everyone benefits from mental health counseling - especially during a divorce.  There are amazing books available about living better lives during difficult times. My favorite authors include Brene' Brown, Greg McKeown, Gary John Bishop and Mark Manson. Take a look at the offerings at Audible.com.

ABOUT ME
My favorite thing about practicing law is sitting in the office, across from my client, listening to his or her story and working together to create a game plan to achieve his or her goal.

I met my partner, both in law and in life, Glen Johnson, in 2016 in Cherokee County Superior Court.  In late 2020, our dearest friend, attorney Daran Burns, married us.  In September 2021, we opened our doors as Johnson Hoskins Law, LLC. Together we offer over sixty years of experience to help you.  While one attorney is your primary care attorney, we believe in a team approach to explore all options.  As a couple we enjoy travel, our three dogs (Holder, Callie & Mo) and Atlanta Braves games. 

Thank you for reading my profile!  I would love the opportunity to discuss your legal issues with you and help you find a solution to your problems.

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Licensed for 20 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/03/2022
State WA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/20/2022

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Johnson Hoskins Law LLC
590 East Main Street
Canton, GA, 30114

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Tom | March 5, 2019
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You’re in Great hands with Laura Hoskins
I had no idea what to do when I was going through my divorce. Laura guided me through every step. She provided wise counsel from her years of experience. I highly recommend her as a trusted partner if you find yourself in need of a great family law lawyer.
Posted by David | March 4, 2019
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Attorney & Advocate
Laura is the kind of attorney that points you in the right direction in the fog of divorce. She's very well read on the psychological issues that are likely to come up. Want expert, drama-free representation? She's your attorney. In my case, she did an excellent job navigating issues and addressing what was truly important to me and my children.
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Posted by Lisa | February 26, 2019
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Fantastic Attorney
Hiring Laura was the best decision I made during a highly stressful, emotional fight for my daughter when her father tried to keep her in another state after an agreed visit. We won the case and I was even awarded partial legal fees. Laura was always supportive!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2018
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Problem-solver!
Laura represented me on a protective order case regarding a domestic violence situation in Cherokee County. Her negotiation and problem-solving skills were always the focus of our conversations. From the beginning, Laura explained what the possible outcomes of the case could be and what I could expect. She was always honest and forthcoming with information. I had her personal cell phone number, and I could call anytime I needed an update about my case. Not only did Laura give me advice, but the entire team at Meriwether and Tharp were there to help me from paralegals to senior attorneys. Laura’s strengths are patience and persistence. She listens to exactly what you want, and she will go after it. She is a problem-solving attorney, and she will negotiate with local judges, whom she knows well, on your behalf. Laura will be your personal advocate, and she is available by phone, email or in person to handle anything that comes up with grace and poise. The outcome was very close to what she explained would happen regarding the intricacies of my case. In the end, she was able to help me settle out of court and come to an agreement I was happy with. I highly recommend Laura if you are looking for an honest, hardworking and reliable attorney to help you through any stressful time you might be facing.
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Posted by Amy | February 10, 2018
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Excellent Divorce Attorney
I highly recommend Ms. Hoskins if you are in need of a divorce attorney. I had been trying to get divorced for two years. She handled my difficult case well. Her knowledge and calm manner helped to ensure that my divorce went smoothly. Even when last minute changes occurred she was competent and able to work continuously to ensure fair and timely resolution. Her fees were very reasonable and I always felt like she had my best interest in mind. I am grateful to her for her diligence and expertise.
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Posted by Derrick | January 3, 2018
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I highly recommend Laura Hoskins and Meriwether & Tharp!
I doubt anyone starts a divorce thinking they are going to trail. I know I didn't. When I first met with Laura I wanted a good attorney to represent my interest and help me negotiate a reasonable settlement with my ex. In the end my divorce was very complicated and stressful taking over 2.5 years to conclude at trial. From the beginning Laura did her best to negotiate a settlement with my ex. Throughout the negotiations Laura always had very detailed answers to my questions. I can tell you that Laura's recommendations and legal advice were always spot on, no matter how hard it was for me to hear sometimes. When issues became complicated, Laura would always take the time to explain what I needed and wanted to know. At mediation Laura aggressively defended me for 12 straight hours achieving a temporary agreement that was instrumental in winning the case at trial. I trusted Laura completely and would highly recommend anyone going through a similar situation to hire Laura as their attorney.
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Posted by Andrew | June 21, 2017
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Made a difficult time as pleasurable as it could be
Laura was always timely, friendly, and patient while I was going through my divorce. She was candid in her legal advice, and that steered me into making the best decisions possible.
Posted by Corey | March 8, 2017
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Very professional and knowledgeable
Laura proved to be a valuable asset in resolving my divorce case quickly and amicably. She asked all the right questions and had all the right answers. My case could have been strung out for years but we worked together to come to the most value-based solutions leaving me with more time to spend with my children, maintain the friendship with my ex-wife and the confidence that my case was handled professionally.
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Posted by Shae Brittney Smith | January 26, 2017
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Top Notch family law lawyer
Laura Lynn Hoskins is an outstanding family law attorney. She will go above and beyond for her clients. Laura is there for you every step of the way. Laura is a sharp strategist and truly cares for her clients. She is excellent at explaining things to her clients in layman terms. Her specialized knowledge of Georgia family law is top-notch. Throughout my divorce she was there for me every step of the way. She made me feel very comfortable and optimistic that everything was going to be okay. Laura really cares about people and her clients. She's truly an amazing person and amazing at what she does. Laurel Lynn Hoskind is Top Notch Above the Rest. I thank her sincerely from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Daniel | October 3, 2016
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Laura Hoskins - My divorce attorney
I had a free phone consultation with Laura concerning my divorce, I followed that up with an in office consultation and after she heard my story, and I hearing her advice, I retained Laura as my divorce attorney. Laura explained what was going to happen and I had stated that I wanted to expedite the proceedings. From start to finish I was divorced by the judge's signature in less than 2 months!!! She was in touch via email, text, and phone through the entire process, answering all my questions along the way. She even helped me set up a private email address so my ex could not see my correspondences with her - way above and beyond her her job duties! I highly recommend using Laura as your divorce attorney! She was a pleasure to work with!
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Posted by Brett | December 8, 2015
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Laura was compassionate but steadfast
Miss Hoskins initially reviewed, with me, the petition for divorce that the ex filed. She then explained to me in non-legal speak what the petition meant. She was empathetic about my situation but was quick to offer options to respond to the petition. She conferred with Mr. Weegar about putting a response to the courts together and was adamant about precise language to assure the document was indisputable.
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Posted by Izzy | December 8, 2015
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Support & Experience
Laura provided direct team support during the lengthy mediation process and offered great insight throughout the process! I am grateful for her help during this difficult time!!
Posted by Joshua | September 22, 2015
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The Best Possible Outcome. Ms. Hoskins is an amazing attorney.
Laura Hoskins, is amazing. I came to her simply asking her to help me. My previous counsel, more than dropped the ball. Coming to Ms. Hoskins, I was paying under a temp order (Cherokee County) more than half of my take home pay in child support and alimony. Now, today with her help, I sit here with what is essentially an ananomily of an outcome, considering the usual Divorcing father's "punishment" from Georgia Courts. Knowing the way my case was originally handled and seeing nothing but financial ruine and losing any chance of being a father to my son, I was placed in the capable hands of Ms Hoskins. MERIWETHER & THARP, LLC hand picked Ms Hoskins and I will be forever grateful to her and M&T. Today, I have liberal parenting time & the ability to focus on moving forward rather than scraping money together to keep from facing Contempt Charges. Today, I choose when I have time with my son and have most of the summer and equal holiday time. Through mediation the tables turned and I don't pay alimony, and my over all payments are a third of what they were under the temp order. Our marital financial assets are to be spilt and I keep the house. Wow, I only regret that it took me so long, to one file for divorce and two, find M&T and have Ms Laura Hoskins represent me. I'm very excited to know that I'm more of a father today, I pay only the monies set by the state in child support (nothing more,) I've retained my home... Those are just the highlights of a complete legal desaster turned completely around by Ms. Hoskins with the support of the MERIWETHER & THARP, LLC firm. M&T has something unique and they are worth every penny as they are focused on results and not getting as much money from their clients. I was continually reminded the best course of actions and that includes associated costs. To say that I'm pleased, is an understatement. I'm ecstatic with the results. If you face an uphill battle with a family matter such as divorce, I highly recommend M&T and more so, Ms. Laura Hoskins. She listened, understood, stayed focused on my goals, and in the end I new have an unbelievable outcome and a bright future. Best of all, I finally get to be a father to my son and not work myself to the grave, with fear of financial ruin and a looming threat of Contempt (possible jail & probable wage garnishment.) Today, I'm a minority amongst divorced father's in Georgia... Thank you Laura Hoskins you are a true professional and I am enterally greatful.
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Posted by thecontractorsgroup | June 5, 2015
Laura has been wonderful!
My nightmare divorce has been going on for 4 1/2 years. Had an attorney for the first two but he withdrew because I ran out of money. So I've been on my own (pro se) for the rest of the time. I come to Avvo to ask a lot of questions to help me prepare. Laura has been one of my TOP "responders" and she is SO incredibly supportive and encouraging. I feel empowered by her and I highly encourage anyone that is looking for an attorney to contact her. :)
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2013
Amazing and down to earth attorney!
My divorce was a complete and total nightmare that took about two years to complete. People around me were even comparing it to a soap opera because it was so ridiculous and time consuming. Laura Hoskins and Earl Morris were the ONLY and I mean ONLY attorneys that were able to actually get me divorced and to handle my ex spouse. When I came to Laura, I was at my wits end. I had two previous attorneys that had tried and failed to get my short marriage with no children dissolved. She and Earl were the only ones able to do this. They are both amazing attorneys and they will not charge you an arm and a leg. Thank you Laura and Earl!
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2013
Amazing!
My divorce was a complete and total nightmare that took about two years to complete. People around me were even comparing it to a soap opera because it was so ridiculous and time consuming. Laura Hoskins and Earl Morris were the ONLY and I mean ONLY attorneys that were able to actually get me divorced and to handle my ex spouse. When I came to Laura, I was at my wits end. I had two previous attorneys that had tried and failed to get my short marriage with no children dissolved. She and Earl were the only ones able to do this. They are both amazing attorneys and they will not charge you an arm and a leg. Thank you Laura and Earl!
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Posted by Heather | December 8, 2009
My experience with Laura Hoskins
I have always refused to sling mud during what has been a nightmare custody battle. I believe that taking the higher road is what will ultimately win in a situation where ultimately everyone especially the children lose. Laura fights an honest and ethical fight. I believe that because of this she is highly regarded with our local judicial "team". With her help, I can walk away from from this knowing that if my children ever decide to when old enough go through all of these court records that I will not be ashamed. Laura is honest and will always act in good faith. I had huge respect for her and trust her completely with what is more important to me than anything else in the world, my children. One day they too will thank her.
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Posted by Tracy | December 7, 2009
Very Compassionate and Professional!
Divorce is always stressful, but I felt that mine was made especially so because for personal reasons mine had to take place very quickly. Laura made it all happen somehow and I was especially impressed with how she handled herself with the judge when he threw us a curveball when he made a ruling based on his own misinterpretation of how he had read the background check information. I almost had a heart attack, but Laura was able to sort it all out quickly and calmly explained to the judge how he had made his mistake, the judge apologized and all was well! If you want a tough courtroom advocate combined with someone who treats you with compassion and caring, Laura will fit your needs perfectly! I cannot thank this wonderful woman enough!
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2009
Disappointing
Appeared knowledgeable, however as case progressed, less communicative and clearly did not have a good handle on the skills needed to proceed successfully.
Response from Laura Hoskins December 11, 2009
Pursuant to Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6, I am prohibited from specifically addressing this entry. I can assure potential clients, I am a knowledgeable attorney who keeps my clients informed about their matter and is responsive to client inquiries. Thank you.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Johnson Hoskins Law LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Burns Law Group
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Meriwether & Tharp
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Lawyer
  • Laura Hoskins Law
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Lawyer
  • Hoskins Morriss Family Law Group
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Lawyer
  • Bailey, Duskin, Peiffle & Canfield, PS
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Lawyer
  • B. Craig Gourley Law Offices
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Lawyer
  • Stella Pitts & Associates
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Office Of Janet A. George
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Washington State Court of Appeals: Shadle vs. Kailash Development, LLC
  • My client, Respondent Shadle Prevailed.
  • Washington State Court of Appeals: The Estate of Devereaux vs. Cutter
  • My client, Estate of Devereaux prevailed.
  • Washington State Court Of Appeals: Cutter vs. The Estate of Devereaux
  • My client, Estate of Devereaux prevailed.

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Excellent Rating - Featured Attorney Divorce
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor - Family Law
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Excellent Rating - Family Law
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor - Family Law
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Work Recognition
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Consumer Law Book Award
  • CALI
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Certificate Program, Kennesaw State University
  • Preferred Qualities When Hiring A Paralegal
  • 2019
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial Evaluator
  • 2019
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial Evaluator
  • 2018
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial Evaluator
  • 2017
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Top 10 Qualities Of A Successful Paralegal
  • 2016
  • Mercer Island High School Law Day
  • Law Day
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (71)
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is an excellent attorney who cares about her clients and their well being. I wholeheartedly endorse Laura."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hoskins is a strong advocate in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Hoskins. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura and I had a number of matters together as opposing counsel and I always found her to be extremely honest, well prepared and reasonable. Laura works hard for her clients and I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Knowledgeable, passionate, and driven, Laura Hoskins is an exceptional attorney. Laura's 13 years of experience in family law, as well as her understanding of the most recent developments in case law on the subject, make her the ideal attorney to handle any family law litigation. I strongly endorse Laura Hoskins."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Hoskins is highly regarded in the legal community. Her client reviews and peer endorsements speak for themselves. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Hoskins has an impressive background and shows her commitment to helping others through their legal problems through her insightful answers to questions on avvo."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. Both clients and peers have great respect for her due diligence and zealous advocacy."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Other
"Laura stands out amongst the family law attorneys in the area. I recommend her."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hoskins provides detailed and accurate responses on the AVVO boards and for that reason is a great asset to the AVVO community."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent attorney in her field."
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Canton Divorce and separation Lawyer Laura Lynn Hoskins
Laura Lynn Hoskins
Divorce and separation Attorney
Canton, GA
Licensed for 20 years