Joseph E. Cheeley, III

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  • Divorce, Family Law, Probate ...
  • Georgia
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State Bar of Georgia, 1980

State Bar of Georgia (Family Law, Fiduciary Law sections)
Gwinnett County Bar Association (Family Law and Elder Law sections)

University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1980)
University of Georgia (B.A., magna cum laude, 1976); Phi Beta Kappa

Domestic Relations, Annual Survey of Georgia Law, 1979-1980, 32 Mercer Law Review 51 (1980).
Domestic Relations, Annual Survey of Georgia Law, 1980-1981, 33 Mercer Law Review 109 (1981).

Practice Areas
    Contested Divorce, Property Division, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Real Estate Law
    Easements, Homeowners Association, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Landlord Rights, Tenants' Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation - Contracts, Torts, Real Estate
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WebEx
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover.
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal Injury
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly and flat fees available depending on the scope of work.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Special Master
State Bar of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court
Cheeley Legal
- Current
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
- Current
Special Assistant Attorney General
Office of Attorney General
Represented Gwinnett County Department of Family and Children Services.
Cheeley & King, P.C.
General Civil Practice.
Cheeley & Chandler
General practice firm founded by my father, Joseph E. Cheeley, Jr.
The University of Georgia School of Law
J.D. (1980)
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A. (1976)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: University Union, Recreation Chair; Student Alumni Association, Chair; The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary; Redcoat Band; U. S. Senator Herman E. Talmadge, Summer Intern.
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Phi Beta Kappa
The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Omicron Delta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa - The National Leadership Honor Society
Professional Associations
Gwinnett County Bar Association
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Georgia State Bar
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section. Fiduciary Law Section.
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Articles & Publications
Domestic Relations, Annual Survey of Georgia Law, 1980-1981, 33 Mercer Law Review 109 (1981).
Mercer Law Review
Domestic Relations, Annual Survey of Georgia Law, 1979-1980, 32 Mercer Law Review 51 (1980).
Mercer Law Review
Websites & Blogs
Cheeley Legal
Legal Answers
20 Questions Answered
Q. In terms of spousal support or maintenance, is there a legal requirement that the homemaker be raising biological child?
A: What you were told is not true. Spousal support is not dependent on children being born and raised during the marriage. It is the spouse's need and the other spouse's ability to pay, among other factors.
Q. I am a widow, 84 yrs. old and I want to know if there is someway I can disown an adopted daughter, 56 yrs. of age.
A: The only way for you to "disown" her is to have a well-prepared Will excluding from being your heir. If you don't have a well-prepared will, she will be entitled to a portion of your estate.
Q. In the state of Georgia, if you have children out of wedlock but then get married does that render the father legitimate
A: Marriage between the parents renders the children legitimate and establishes the father's relationship to the children.
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Contact & Map
Cheeley Legal
1400 Buford Hwy NE, Suite E-3
Buford, GA 30518
Telephone: (770) 831-7910
Fax: (770) 831-7909
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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