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About me

Going through a divorce myself gives me great insight into my client's emotions during this most difficult time.  I am a divorce litgator by trade.  However, I also teach divorce recovery at my church and encourage couples to reconcile if it can be done. I am a registered mediator and Guardian ad Litem (child's attorney) as well.  I fought for custody of my now 14 year old daugther, and have successfully co-parented with my child's mother for over a decade now.


I enjoy playing sports (basketball, soccer, and tennis) and am an avid reader.




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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Family: 10%
  5. Mediation: 10%



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • James O. Greason

    I endorse this lawyer. Ben is a very professional attorney with knowledge of family law.


    James Greason Family Attorney
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  • Peter B. Bricks

    I had the distinct privilege of working with Ben throughout our legal education. Ben is an exceptional lawyer that gives his clients individual attention and care that has earned him a great deal of respect for his knowledge and practice.


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Contact info

The Porter Law Firm LLC

101 Marietta St NW Ste 3310
Centennial Tower
Atlanta, GA, 30303-2711


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cordell & Cordell, P.C.Top Overall Attorney2008
Custer-Tuggle Award for Excellence in Family LawGeorgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2006
PupilCharles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Porter Law Firm, LLC2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyCordell & Cordell2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Trial Practice CommitteeMemberN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Divorce - Fulton CountyClient is awarded sole custody. She also receives buyout from Husband's businesses, alimony, child support, private schooling, and attorneys fees.
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.theporterlawfirm.comDivorce Mediation Saves Money Instead of Going to Trial2014
www.theporterlawfirm.comHow to Qualify For A Flat Fee Divorce2014
www.theporterlawfirm.comHow Do I Prepare for Mediation in My Divorce Case?2014
www.theporterlawfirm.comWhat if Your Ex Tries to Lower Child Support?2013
www.theporterlawfirm.comCustodial Parents May Have to Pay Child Support2013
Atlanta Bar Association Family Law NewsletterCan I get my marriage annulled?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Wake Forest University School of LawSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia State University College of LawDivorce Law2014
Emory University School of LawDivorce Law2014