Compassionate Guidance Through Family Law Matters
Whether you want to establish a connection with a child, continue your parenting relationship or dissolve a marital union, BRE Law, LLC, understands that legal matters related to the family can be full of emotion and upheaval. During this difficult time, you do not have to seek out solutions alone.
Our founding lawyer, Barbara R. Evans, advocates for your best interests when she identifies straightforward and effective legal remedies. At our Georgia firm, our team provides a range of family law services. We give you honest advice on the best options and possible outcomes!
We assist clients with conflicts that arise during divorce proceedings, including:
- Property and asset division
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
We focus on giving your concerns a stronger voice in the divorce process and advocating for your needs.
If your former spouse violates the terms of your divorce agreement, it is time to make things right. Ms. Evans represents clients whose exes have not followed court orders for custody or support. She designs strong arguments that enforce the terms of your agreement and secure back support, custody modifications and other favorable results.
Even if a paternity test confirms that you are a child’s father, the process of legitimation can help you establish parental rights. When the court legitimizes a father’s parental rights, he gets the chance to be recognized as the child’s parent. At that point, he can apply for visitation or custody rights. Our legal team can help you navigate this process efficiently so that you can begin building a relationship with your child.
Arbitration And Mediation
These are alternative approaches that help.If both parties in a no-fault divorce are willing, these methods can be used to build parenting plans and establish property division agreements.
Important Divorce Issues
At BRE Law our professionals use a diverse range of approaches and court resources to help you assert your rights in the divorce process. Attorney BRE is knowledgeable about making Georgia divorce law work best for you in your unique situation.
BRE Law has represented families for family law concerns that include:
Dividing marital property, assets and debt can be a significant point of conflict in the divorce process. We help you identify all assets acquired during the marriage. Attorney BRE will negotiate for favorable terms so that you receive your fair share of shared property, retirement account, pension and other valuable items.
Child And Spousal Support
Even though you and your spouse are splitting up, your children still need financial support. BRE Law advocates for full and fair child support so that your children’s needs are met. We also assists clients with alimony matters. If one spouse delayed a career to take care of the family and home, we will help you get alimony!
Custody And Parenting Plans
Creating a coordinated and cohesive parenting plan or custody agreement takes planning and strategic foresight. Attorney BRE has years of experience designing thoughtful parenting plans to lessen the impact divorce has on your children.
Your Options For Seeking Custody
If you are going through the process of a divorce, are a single father seeking custody or are a noncustodial parent seeking custody, you must petition the court. At first glance, the petition process may seem simple, but it can quickly become complicated. Consult with an attorney to assist you with this delicate process.
Deciding which type of custody you should file for will depend on your case. The two most important things to distinguish are:
- Physical custody — The child will live with the parent who is awarded this type of custody.
- Legal custody — Decisions made about the child’s schooling, health care and upbringing are determined by the parent awarded this type of custody.
Sole custody and joint custody simply refer to whether one parent will have full custody of the children, often with the other parent having visitation rights, or whether custody will be shared between both parents.
We Will Help You Overcome Your Hardship
Many injuries have a way of disrupting life. For example, have you had permanent disabilities from an automobile accident that limit your ability to work and enjoy the things you used to? If an accident due to someone’s negligence or disregard has reduced your quality of life, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
We Are Here For Your Every Need
The road back from an injury is often filled with difficulty, but you do not have to have it filled with hardship as well. Have you considered pursuing compensation for your injury? At BRE Law, we know that injury victims need restitution to cover ongoing support and medical needs as well as reparation for pain and suffering.
We have helped clients obtain compensation from personal injuries such as:
- Serious dog bites
- Motor vehicle accidents, including collisions with semitrucks, car crashes, motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents
- Slips and falls
- Food poisoning
Call Us Today
The Georgia personal injury statute of limitations is only two years, so it is to your advantage to schedule a consultation today. Our legal team is ready to take action to preserve your rights and give you relief from the disruption caused by your accident.
Pursuing Compensation For Your Accident Injuries
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident and the injuries you sustained have disrupted your life, you may be eligible for compensation from the negligent party. While you are focused on recovering from your accident, an attorney can create a case against the at-fault party and their insurance company.
BRE Law, LLC, in Duluth, believes that you should not have to pay for the financial burden caused by someone else’s negligence. We will take action to preserve your rights.
Reasons You Need Compensation
You may believe that filing a compensation claim for your accident injuries would be too time-consuming. Rest assured that the time spent investigating and creating a case against the negligent party will be in the hands of your attorney, while you do all that you can to recover.
After an accident, most people seek medical attention, and it is highly recommended that you do so to ensure that your injuries are not life-threatening. The medical bills you will receive are the number one reason you should pursue compensation.
Other reasons you should file a claim for compensation include:
- Cost of repairs for damaged vehicles
- The loss of wages due to being out of work
- Pain and suffering
Have You Been Charged With A DUI?
If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in the state of Georgia, you may be facing jail time and costly fines, as well as the loss of your driving privileges. You should contact a lawyer to handle your defense as soon as possible.
Attorney BRE is prepared to investigate and review your case to help you determine your best options for a resolution.
The Two Types Of Drunk Driving Laws In Georgia
Georgia DUI laws allow for drivers to be charged with a DUI-less-safe or a DUI per se. If you have been charged with a DUI-less-safe, it means that you are suspected of being less safe to drive due to the influence of alcohol or drugs. This charge does not require or depend on the results of a sobriety test.
If you are charged with a DUI per se, it means that your Breathalyzer results show a blood alcohol content (BAC) higher than the legal limit of .08.
To have your case investigated and your sobriety test results examined, you should consult with an attorney.
The Consequences Of A DUI Conviction Are Harsh
A first-time DUI offense is treated as a misdemeanor, but due to Georgia’s strict DUI laws, a judge has the ability to sentence a first-time offender to 12 months in jail. The minimum penalties for a first-time offense include:
- 24 hours in jail
- A $300 fine that can double depending on surcharges
- A 20-hour safety course that costs approximately $400
- Your license suspended for up to a year
- Clinical evaluation
- 40 hours of community service
The minimum penalties for a second offense include:
- Three days in jail
- $600 in fines that can double depending on surcharges
- License suspension for three years
- Ignition interlock device (at the discretion of the court)
The penalties continue to increase in severity as more offenses appear on a criminal record. A skilled attorney can help to diminish these penalties or, whenever possible, keep your record clean by having your charges dismissed.
Types of Drug Addiction
Types Of Drug Violations
A Drug Violation In Georgia Has Harsh Consequences
Many drug violations are treated as felonies and punishable to the fullest extent of the law in Georgia. A conviction can negatively impact your career opportunities. In addition, first-time offenses include a mandatory six-month suspension of your driver’s license. To protect your rights, you should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.
Attorney BRE will aggressively represent you in your defense. Depending on the specifics of your case, she will argue to have your charges dropped, argue for a pretrial diversion or fight for a plea deal to have the charges reduced.
Different Types Of Drug Violations
Georgia law is strict on the possession of controlled substances. These drugs are classified by five schedules that include their own consequences if you are convicted.
Schedule I drugs are drugs not accepted for medical use and that have a high potential risk for abuse such as LSD and heroin.
Some Schedule II drugs have been accepted for restricted and limited medical use but they all have a high potential risk for abuse and psychological or physical dependency. These drugs include hydrocodone, fentanyl, OxyContin and methamphetamine.
The potential consequences for a conviction of a Schedule I or Schedule II will result in two to 15 years in prison, which is the same for nonnarcotic Schedule II drugs. However, if you are convicted for another possession of a Schedule II drug, the minimum sentencing changes to five years in prison.
Schedule III and Schedule IV drugs have a lower chance of abuse but can still be psychologically and physically addicting, examples include steroids, testosterone, Xanax, Ambien and Tramadol.
Schedule V drugs have the lowest potential for abuse and limited potential of dependency, examples include Robitussin and Lyrica.
The consequences of a conviction for possession of a Schedule III, IV or V drug are one to five years’ imprisonment.
Let Us Start Your Defense Immediately
If you have been charged with committing a crime, you are likely afraid of going to jail, and worrying about what you can do to defend yourself. You do not have to fight this battle alone! BRE Law advocates for those who are facing criminal charges.
Attorney BRE creates effective legal strategies when defending clients confronting misdemeanor and felony charges that include:
- Theft crimes
- Drug crimes
- DUI and other traffic violations
- Weapon violations
- Probation Violation
- Domestic Violence
- Bench warrant recalls