Bart Patterson & Associates, LLC

Serving Businesses and Residents in Gainesville and Surrounds Since 1999.

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Firm Overview

Bart Patterson & Associates, LLC has been serving the legal needs of residents and businesses of Gainesville and of Banks, Barrow, Dawson Forsyth, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin and White Counties since 1999.

We provide legal services, advice and representation for a wide range of legal matters, including arbitration, mediation and litigation.

A firm you can trust:
We are a small practice, which we see as a competitive advantage. Unlike law firms that subscribe to the big-business model, we prefer to know our clients closely - to know their goals and requirements. There are no subsequent handoffs: The lawyer you start with remains your lawyer through the matter's conclusion.

We take pride in our accessibility, responsiveness and follow-through. Also, we are mindful of your perspective on costs. Good legal work comes at a price, but we see no reason that that price can
Main Office

Main Office
311 Green Street, Suite 404
Gainesville  GA  30501

Phone
  • 678-450-1444
Fax
  • 678-450-6777
Family
Full-service family law firm in Gainesville.
Helping family members resolve family legal issues amicably and fairly:
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict, or facing another legal issue close to home, Bart Patterson & Associates, LLC listens to your needs, understands your concerns and helps you reach solutions to your legal problems.

Bart Patterson & Associates, LLC has served families in Gainesville for more than 10 years. Our family law attorneys provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:
-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Pre -and post-nuptial agreements

Adoption:
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. Bart Patterson & Associates, LLC assists families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child's future wellbeing.

Alimony:
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Bart Patterson & Associates, LLC helps you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.

Child Custody and Visitation:
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. We advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.

Child support:
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. We can help ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support Modification and Enforcement:
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce:
We stand by you throughout your divorce. We accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you - including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency Proceedings:
When Georgia authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. Bart Patterson & Associates, LLC is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Georgia to protect your parental rights.

Mediation:
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. We can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement using mediation.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements:
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. We have learned to expect the unexpected. so we draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Franklin Barton Patterson

ISLN: 914786038
Attorney

Practice Areas:
-General Civil Litigation
-Business Litigation
-Small-Business Law
-Contracts
-Probate
-Commercial Law
-Family Law

Admitted:
1999: Georgia; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals; and
Supreme Court of Georgia

Law School:
-University of Georgia, J.D.

Member:
-State Bar of Georgia (Member, Sections on: Business, General Practice & Trial Law, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law, Legal Economics Law
-Northeastern Judicial Circuit Bar Association (Treasurer, 2004-2006).

Biography: Children's Center for Hope & Healing, Inc.: Vice President, 2009-2010; Director, 2005-2010. Leadership Hall County, 2002-2003. Gainesville Jaycees: Presidential Award of Honor 2001. Former Legal Counsel, UGA Alumni Association, Hall County Chapter: Secretary, 2008-2009

Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Education
  • University of Georgia
    Juris Doctorate
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