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Alake Colwell Furlow

Alake Colwell Furlow

  • Family Law, Divorce, Juvenile Law
  • Georgia
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Family law attorney handling cases involving child support, child custody, legitimation, guardianship, divorce, visitation, child abandonment, modifications & all other domestic cases. Licensed to practice law since 2011 having handled cases in counties such as Cobb, Gwinnett, Dekalb, Fayette, Fulton, Henry, Rockdale, Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Barrow, Clarke, Carroll, Forsyth, Hall, Lumpkin, Netwon, Habersham, Paulding, Putnam, & Walton county. Offering reasonable fees, lower than most of my colleagues, which may include payment plans.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Juvenile Law
  • Free Consultation
    Offering a free 15-minute telephone consultation and a reasonable retainer with some payment options available.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Credit cards accepted but may be subject to vendor and credit card fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia
- Current
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Legal Answers
44 Questions Answered
Q. My 10 year old is openly expressing that she does not want to have visitations with her father. What can I do?
A: If a court has signed an order giving her father visitation, you will need to produce the child for that visitation, or you could be found in contempt of court. Only an order of the court modifying that will change your obligation to produce the child. Therefore, even if the child says they no longer want to go, if you refuse to allow the father visitation and say they don't have to go, he could file a citation of contempt against you. Thus, you will need to file for a modification of visitation and produce the child until an order changes the current visitation. If the father has never legitimized and there is no order, then you don't have to produce the child for visitation at all. But I would advise you to speak further with an attorney as some important details are missing from your post.
Q. What constitutes a week of summer visitation in Georgia? 5 days or 7 days? Does regular visitation count in that time?
A: A week is a 7 day period. However, the language of your order should state when the week begins and ends.
Q. Can a 17 year old up and live with Dad? (In Georgia)
A: If you leave your mother to go and live with your father without a court order, your father would technically be kidnapping if he refused to produce you back to your mother. If you want to live with your father the proper way to go about that is for your father to either file to modify an existing Court order, if he has ever been given any visitation with you, or if not, file to establish custody, which would be to legitimize. Or you could wait until you're 18. But legally your mother has custody until the Court signs an order giving your father custody. Therefore, if you simply go live with your father, your mother could call the police and you could be forced to go back to her home.
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The Colwell Law Firm, LLC
P. O. Box 1741
Dacula, GA 30019
Telephone: (470) 799-5992
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