Atlanta Same-Sex Legal Issues Lawyer

At the law office of Jody A. Miller, Attorney at Law, we provide legal assistance to same-sex couples in Atlanta and its surrounding areas. We realize the difficulties same-sex couples face in Georgia, so our firm focuses on providing clear answers and creative solutions to resolve a couple's needs.

For more than 20 years, our Atlanta same-sex legal issues attorney has helped couples create plans to ensure issues that might arise during their relationship — and termination of their relationship — are handled according to their wishes and expectations, including advice regarding naming beneficiaries, drafting domestic partnership agreements, dealing with health care directives and powers of attorney, and resolving children-related issues. We work hard to provide exceptional legal service with an emphasis on personalizing our representation for each client's unique situation.

Same-Sex Couples and Family Law Issues

In Georgia, same-sex couples do not receive the same rights and benefits as heterosexual legally married couples. Because Georgia does not legally recognize same-sex marriage, careful planning and preparation is vital to the long-term success of a relationship.

At the law office of Jody A. Miller, Attorney at Law, we help couples in a wide range of family law matters, including:

  • Titling real property according to a couple's needs
  • Ensuring couples are properly listed as beneficiaries on life insurance, retirement accounts and other financial accounts
  • Advising couples on the laws governing ownership of banking and investment accounts
  • Health care proxies and directives, power of attorney documents and other items that might be necessary
  • Advising couples on how their debt will be handled in the future
  • Drafting general contracts to protect the couple's best interests

In addition, our firm also handles all matters pertaining to same-sex adoption and parental rights. Georgia law does not confer legal rights to a non-biological parent, so we take the time to explain the options our clients might have available.

The Legal Issues of Same-Sex Breakups

Gay and lesbian couples can run into the same difficulties heterosexual couples often face. We realize that sometimes it is necessary to dissolve a relationship and part ways.

Since same-sex marriage is not recognized in Georgia, there is no such thing as a same-sex divorce. Often couples come to our firm for help executing the provisions of a domestic partnership agreement. In the event a domestic partnership agreement does not exist, we utilize mediation and the collaborative process to achieve efficient resolution on matters such as property distribution, spousal or child support payments, and all other items relating to the breakup of the relationship.

Contact a Gay and Lesbian Couple Family Law Attorney

Contact our Atlanta family law office online or call 678-905-7562 to schedule an appointment with our experienced lawyer today. We represent clients throughout Georgia, including locations such as Carrollton, Decatur, Jonesboro, Cartersville, Lawrenceville, and Marietta.

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  • Karla Adams | Senior Sourcer/Technical Recruiter

    If your looking for honesty and ethical work behavior then hire JODY. She has expert knowledge in family law and will provide you with all the answers to your questions. She is very professional! I am a client and will continue to make referrals along the way.

    ~ January 13, 2012, Karla was Jody's client ~
  • Allen Belletti | AVP Ed. Tech Engineering Innovation

    Jody did a wonderful job of sorting out the mess that I'd gotten into with my divorce. My only regret is that I didn't find her early enough to avoid the mess in the first place. If you find yourself in this sort of situation, I cannot recommend Jody highly enough!

    ~ October 26, 2010, Allen was Jody's client ~
  • Kelly Quattlebaum | Social Media Trainer, Public Speaker,...

    I have had the opportunity to network with Jody Miller for several months. Her personality, positive attitude and sense of humor have always captivated me. She is an honest, trustworthy and fair individual. She has always impressed...

    ~ July 20, 2010, Kelly was a ... ~
  • David Carter | Civil and Commercial Litigator

    I referred a client whose former divorce attorney had completely "dropped the ball" on the client's matter. Jody met with the client, developed a strategy to accomplish the client's goals, and then executed on that strategy. As a result, ...

  • Rob Stein, Esq. | Civil and Commercial Litigator

    Exceptional --- Professional --- Major Integrity --- Jody will always hold a special place in my heart ---