I am client focused and strive to get the best results possible for all of my clients, be it through negotiating a settlement with opposing counsel, mediation or when appropriate in a courtroom.
I have tried numerous contested custody cases and have an extremely high success rate. When a client retains me in a contested custody case I am very frank with them in letting them know up front that I take the custody of their children very seriously and will not represent them it they are merely using the threat of custody to secure a more favorable financial settlement from their spouse.
I feel it is very important for the client and the lawyer to have a close working relationship. My clients always receive my cell phone number and are welcomed to call me on my cell phone. In the office I answer my own phone as I feel that adds a personal touch to someone that is going through a very difficult time in their life. I have been through this process myself and understand the client from their perspective as well as that of their attorney.
I think it is important for the client and lawyer to have a good working relationship so that their is mutual trust. I will always work for what is in my client's best interest and expect and demand that my clients are always truthfull with me. I do not want to hear a fact about my client for the first time when they are on the witness stand being cross examined by opposing counsel. It is much easier to deal with prior bad conduct by a client if I know about it before opposing counsel.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1986||10/31/2019|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 02/08/2010
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Honoree||Cystic Fibrosis Association||1999|
|Attorney||The Halberg Law Firm||2008 - Present|
|Partner||DeVille & Halberg||2002 - 2008|
|Attorney||The Halberg Law Firm||1992 - 2002|
|Partner||Deville, Halberg & Weiss, P.A.||1991 - 1992|
|Partner||DeVille, McNatt & Halberg||1988 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|The Family Law Review||Parenting Coordindation||2011|
|Georgia Family Law Newsletter||Parent Coordination a view from the bench, the bar and the therapist||2010|
|Woodrow Wilson College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Georgia State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|
|11th Annual Spring Conference||Parent Coordination||2009|
|Kelly v Kelly||Father was awarded custody|
|Hardaway Brown v Brown||Court ruled in our favor, jailing defendant with a sizeable purge amount|
|Brooks v Brooks||After a four day trial I won custody for my client of his three children.|
|Hollingworth v Hollingworth||Got custody of children for my client|
|Paisley v Paisley||My client received custody of his two children|
Posted by Michael
Sat Apr 28 2018
Posted by Michael
Wed Aug 02 2017
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