The Law Office of Steven E. Fanning, P.C.

The Law Office of Steven E. Fanning, P.C.

Helping you with domestic relations, criminal defense, and estate planning

Firm Overview

The Law Office of Steven E. Fanning, P.C. in Newnan offers compassionate legal counsel to people in Georgia. Call me when you need a lawyer to listen to your problem and to take action on your behalf.

Areas of primary legal focus:

I am an attorney who works with people during the most challenging times of life. These typically involve major life events, from family changes to run-ins with the law:

-Divorce & Family Law
-Adoptions, Legitimations & Name Changes
-Estate planning
-Criminal law
-Dedication to the people of western Georgia

From my office in Newnan, I provide legal guidance to people in the area southwest of Atlanta, including-

-Fayette County
-Peachtree City
-Troup County
-LaGrange

Attorney fees are explained at the outset:

Before I begin any legal work on your behalf, I explain my fee schedule to you.

-A flat fee is often available for specific legal packages, such as estate planning documents.
-Hourly fees may be necessary for more complex and lengthy matters, such as domestic conflicts and criminal defense.
Main Office

Main Office
44 Perry Street
Newnan  GA  30263

Phone
  • 770-253-8484
Fax
Divorce
Compassion and confidence in your difficult time
As an experienced domestic relations attorney, I understand that divorce is a painful experience. Let me guide you through all of the necessary steps. I always aim for your divorce to go as smoothly as possible, and you can count on me to take a tough stand if conflicts arise.

Division of property:

In Georgia, marital property must be divided equitably during a divorce. Note that this does not always mean equally. The court considers factors including income, earning capacity, and even the behavior of each spouse during your marriage. I make a firm case for a division of property that is fair and appropriate to your personal circumstance.

Taking care of your children:

Child custody and visitation

Georgia divorce courts have broad discretion in making custody awards. Their general standard is to uphold the best interests of the child. I work with you to determine exactly what those best interests are and then make every effort to persuade the judge to see your point of view regarding custody of your children.

If you do not have primary physical custody of your children, you have the right to visit them. The court sets the frequency and schedule of your visitation as part of the custody order.

Child support

Georgia law establishes child support payments as a percentage of the parents' combined income. However, there are many child-rearing costs that are separately considered, such as-

-Medical insurance
-School tuition
-Tutoring
-Extraordinary medical expenses
-Extracurricular expenses

I make sure the judge has a fair and clear view of all relevant expenses that should influence child support.

Modifications of divorce orders:

To earn a modification of any order related to your divorce, we must demonstrate that there has been a substantial change in circumstances. Such changes may involve income, residence, or inappropriate behavior of the other parent. Contempt for the existing orders frequently comes up as a basis for modification. I fight for adjustments to the divorce decree that will restore your sense of fairness for yourself and your children.

Steven E. Fanning

A lawyer who reaches out when you are in need:

I was born in Texas and came to our state where I attended the Georgia Military Academy and the University of Georgia. I received my undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 1967 and my law degree in 1973. That same year, I was admitted to the Georgia Bar and began to practice law immediately. Since 1981, I have managed my own legal practice here in Newnan, offering straightforward legal advice to people in need of help.

Practice areas:
-Divorce & Family Law
-Adoptions, Legitimations & Name Changes
-Criminal law
-Estate planning

Admitted:
-Georgia, 1973
-Georgia Supreme Court, 1973
-Georgia Court of Appeals, 1973
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th and 11th Circuits, 1973
-U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of -Georgia, 1973
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia,1975

Education:
University of Georgia
-J.D., 1973
-B.B.A., 1967

Memberships:
-Coweta Circuit Bar Association-past president
-State Bar of Georgia
-Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-charter member
-Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
-Rotary-Paul Harris Fellow

Military service:
Captain, U.S. Army, 1967-1970
-Military Intelligence, Federal Republic of Germany and
Republic of South Vietnam
Education
  • University of Georgia
    Juris Doctorate , 1973
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