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Marilyn L. Bardie Kapaun

Child custody Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   14 reviews

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

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Bovis Kyle Burch & Medlin LLC
200 Ashford Ctr N Ste 500
Atlanta, GA, 30338-2680

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Posted by Zac | April 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Marilyn is wonderful.
My only regret is that I found her after my divorce! That said, she has helped me navigate a tricky marital home sale and given me council and clarity during disputes regarding anything contained in my divorce documents, ie. visitation, decision making rights, child support, etc. Her advice, given her compassionate regard for Father's Rights, helps me feel confident that I'm acting in accord with my legal agreements and being treated fairly. Many thanks.
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Posted by Dan | April 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST dedicated, hard-working and caring attorney in Atlanta!
I switched to Marilyn after 3.5 years with a previous attorney to handle my divorce. My only regret is not switching to Marilyn sooner. Marilyn truly cared about the outcome my case. She was very responsive to any questions or concerns I had. She is very knowledgeable with what to expect and always one step ahead of opposing counsel. I was very fortunate to have Marilyn on my side. She is the absolute best!
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Posted by Janeth | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
Marilyn is WONDERFUL, she did an excellent job in my divorce case. Marilyn was very successful in everything she advised me. Since day one, I interviewed with her, my contact was always with her, and responding to all my questions, I feel blessed to have found Marilyn on my way. Marilyn es MARAVILLOSA, Marilyn hizo un excelente trabajo en mi caso de divorcio. Ella fue muy exitosa en todo lo que me aconsejó. Desde el primer día, me entrevisté con Marilyn, mi contacto fue siempre directo con Marilyn y ella respondiendo a todas mis preguntas, me siento bendecida de haber encontrado a Marilyn en my camino. I really recommend her. Realmente la recomiendo.
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Posted by Terri | January 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT REPRESENTATION!!!!
Marilyn is intelligent, detail-oriented, compassionate and determined to provide the best quality services available. She and her team are efficient and thorough, working very hard together throughout the entire process. All of their hard work and dedication produced the results we had hoped for! I highly recommend Marilyn and her team!
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Posted by Janey | April 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prepared and Compassionate!
Marilyn was on top of everything and kept me informed through every step of the divorce process. I felt like my case was a priority. She worked hard to keep costs down and get me the best results possible. She was my champion and fought hard for me during a very difficult time. I'm very happy with Marilyn and would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Kristi | September 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most compassionate and professional Divorce Attorney....
Marilyn was not only a breath of fresh air during this terribly dark and scary time in my life but she was also the "FORCE" that I needed to get things done... Once she came on board and took over my divorce proceedings, my fear and feeling lost and desperate quickly began to disappear!!! She fought for me AND (more importantly) she fought for what was right... Coming out of an abusive situation, I had lost my ability to believe in either! I can not tell you how inspirational she was in helping me see my true worth, pushing me to get up and stand my ground when all I wanted to do was hide, and ultimately finding the space and freedom to be the woman and mother that I have always wanted to be!!! I am forever grateful!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and Effective!
Marilyn helped my wife and I modify a prior Divorce decree from a prior marriage. She was able to eliminate all claims for back-owed child support, obtain custody of the child, and completely re-write the divorce decree, which was truly in the best interest of the child. She worked quickly and effectively to secure the desired outcome, and we had the final documents in hand in approximately 3 months after meeting with her. A great way to ring in the holiday!
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Posted by Ann | December 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation!
Marilyn was excellent! She was such a calming influence at every step of a very difficult time. I found her and her team to be extremely efficient and thorough. We were very well prepared to meet the opposing attorney during mediation and my results showed it. I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Myra | July 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Blessing, Compassionate and Professional.
Marilyn helped me go through a tough 16 months and guided me every step of the way. She was in my corner from the very beginning, always had my best interest, is Compassionate and Professional. I wasn’t the easiest client at times, yet Marilyn walked me through everything and made me feel very comfortable with the entire process. I completely trusted her, and I am very grateful to Marilyn and her team at The law firm of Bovis, Kyle, Burch, And Medlin.
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Posted by Pete | July 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alimony Termination
Charles and Marilyn Bardie Kapaun are the ultimate professionals. They put together a sound strategy that led to a favorable outcome. Marilyn was always available throughout the process, and she provided me sound counsel and execution until the case was closed. I would strongly recommend their services.
Posted by Trevor | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond All Expectations
Going into any litigation can be extremely stress inducing and complicated to navigate alone. This stress is multiplied a great deal when the well-being of a child in in question. Having the right representation is vital to maintaining or obtaining safety, security and custody of a minor child. Personally, I did not want to leave the decision of my child's safety and security up to chance. The law firm of Bovis, Kyle, Burch, And Medlin were able to provide my family with the legal support we needed going into the complicated trial I had in front of me. I was provided a legal team that included Marilyn L. Bardie-Kapaun, Caitlyn M. Hood, and Charles Medlin. My representation was extremely quick with responses to questions and concerns I had. They were more than happy to educate my family and I on the intricacies of the litigation process. The team explored many options and courses we could take with the legal proceeding and had the experience foresight to explain the possible outcomes of each plan of action. In the court room, I had firm representation, unwavering support, and unrelenting pursuit of the goals we set for the outcome of the case proceedings. My representation was able to obtain final results in my case that I thought would be unreasonable to even wish for before seeking legal representation. I was able to obtain full legal and sole physical custody of my infant son as a single father. In conclusion if the well-being of children involved in a custody case is in question, the only law firm I would want on my side is Bovis, Kyle, Burch, and Medlin. They care deeply about every client and their family. The firm truly keep the best interest of their clients and their children at the forefront of the process. I feel blessed to have had them as my legal representation, and I would recommend them to anyone who truly has their children best interest in their hearts.
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Posted by Jennifer | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, Assertive, Caring and Effective
I was going through a difficult child support and custody modification. Marilyn was extremely professional and knowledgeable. I completely trusted her recommendations as she always had my daughter's and my best interests in mind. She was able to think 10 steps ahead to guide our responses and looked out for us in ways that hadn't occurred to me. I can't imagine going through that time without her support.
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Posted by Sarah | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Marilyn was excellent. She was professional, gave really good advice and was also very warm and caring. She clearly understood my goals and desired outcomes. Marilyn accomplished exactly the outcomes I had hoped for! She was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Peach | November 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Honest Attorney
Marilyn and her team were wonderful. They stuck to the facts in regards to probable outcomes of my custody case. There are no guarantees of an exact outcome so I appreciated their honesty. They were quick to return phone calls and respond to emails (within a day) which was greatly appreciated. Marilyn had great ideas in regards to negotiations that helped my case settle at mediation. If I ever need another attorney in this area I will definitely use Marilyn. She was looking out for my families best interest 100% of the time. It was worth every penny!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Professor of Criminal Law and Ethics of Law
  • GSU
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • Indiana University (Bloomington)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Instructor Award
  • Georgia State University
  • 2014
  • Editorial Excellence Award
  • FOLIO: Magazine
  • 1997
  • Fellowship for Academic Achievement
  • Indiana University - Maurer School of Law
  • 1991
  • Fellowship for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • Indiana University - Maurer School of Law
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Criminal Justice Review
  • Criminal Law Handbook
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Legal Writing
  • 2012
  • Visions Anew Institute
  • Speaker on Alimony
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Marilyn
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marilyn is an excellent attorney. I have served as a mediator for Marilyn and have seen her working closely with her clients. She advocates strongly for her clients and provides them meaningful feedback so they can resolve their cases favorably. I would highly recommend Marilyn as an attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Marilyn. She was opposing counsel on a retirement-age divorce case and kept the proceeding efficient, client-welfare focused, and was always professional and courteous while giving her client strong representation. A fair settlement was reached that satisfied both clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can wholeheartedly endorse Marilyn -- she not only knows the Family Law arena technically, she is a great advocate providing hands on customer service."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse and highly recommend Marilyn. I worked with her as co-counsel on a family law matter and found her to be extremely knowledgeable, a strong advocate and very easy to work with."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I Worked with Marilyn on a case with a strange set of circumstances. Marilyn is a very knowledgable attorney that advocated well for her client, all while being respectful and understanding of our position given the circumstances. Marilyn is an excellent attorney and I would be happy to work with her again in the future."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marilyn and I worked on opposite sides of a heated post-divorce case. She was very professional, knowledgeable, and I enjoyed working with her."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marilyn. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Atlanta Child custody Lawyer Marilyn L. Bardie Kapaun
Marilyn L. Bardie Kapaun
Child custody Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 30 years