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Kedra M. Gotel

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14 years of Experience in areas of Family and Estate Planning Law
  • Estate Planning, Family Law, Divorce
  • Georgia
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Gwendolyn Smith April 2, 2024
Highly Recommend I hired Ms. Gotel to assist me with a complex divorce. She is a straightforward, intelligent, honest, and knowledgeable attorney who excels in balancing legal requirements with the sensitive aspects of a complicated family situation. Throughout my case, she was always available to address my questions and concerns, and she put me at ease during every step. Her exceptional commitment was evident throughout the process, and I am immensely grateful for her unwavering support. I highly recommend Ms. Gotel and would hire her again without hesitation.
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The Barnette Law Firm focuses on delivering robust outcomes within the realm of family law, encompassing areas such as divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, legitimation, and the modification of existing court orders related to child custody and support. Our approach involves well-informed decision-making and the execution of high-quality results, whether through trials or settlement agreements.

Distinguished by our commitment to maintaining family functionality amid major or minor disruptions, The Barnette Law Firm stands apart with a unique perspective aiming for lasting results for you and your family. Our services extend beyond family law, encompassing will drafting, special needs trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships. These legal mechanisms are skillfully employed to safeguard our clients' assets and protect loved ones navigating significant life changes.

Estate planning demands experience and the ability to address life's unexpected twists and turns. The Barnette Law Firm, with a proven track record, adeptly navigates through these challenges. Entrust us to resolve your legal concerns and guide you through the complexities of preserving your family's well-being and assets.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Video Conferencing
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Barnette Law Firm, LLC
Legal Assistant Specialist
Atlanta Circuit Public Defender
Judge Advocate General Corps Summer Intern
United States Department of Defense
Judicial Extern
Hampden County Housing Court
Volunteer Legal Intern
Atlanta Judicial Circuit Public Defender
University System of Georgia - Georgia Southern University
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Western New England University School of Law
J.D. (2001) | Law
Honors: Dean's List Selected as Judge Advocate General Corps Summer Intern for United States Army (Fort McPherson Installation) Received Cali Award in Trusts & Estates (highest academic achievement in field of study) Judicial Extern for Hampden County Housing Court
Activities: Member of Multicultural Law Students Association
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CALI Award in Estate Planning
Western New England College School of Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia  # 969311
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American Bar Association
Family Law Section
- Current
Activities: Serve as an engaged member of the family law section. Present on topics of diversity and inclusion.
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Articles & Publications
Alternatives to Filing an Appeal: Motions for Reconsideration
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
Determining the Gross Income of a Military Service Member
Speaking Engagements
How to Determine the Gross Income of a Military Service Member
Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law Section
Alternatives to Filing an Appeal: Motions for Reconsideration
Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law Section
Licensed to Practice Law
State Bar of Georgia
Websites & Blogs
Kedra M. Gotel's Website Profile
The Barnette Law Firm, LLC Website
Legal Answers
15 Questions Answered
Q. I already have a child support order in place. How would I go about filing an uncontested divorce?
A: You would file all required documents in the county where you live.
Q. For an uncontested divorce without children who is the one that actually files? I've been told he has to file. Why?
A: File in the county where you both lived together if one of you still lives in that county. If not, file in either county where you now live. Where you were married is not relevant. What's most important is that you have been residents of Georgia for at least six months before filing for divorce.
Q. I have a TPO order, one child is listed but is not legitimized. Does the person who the TPO is against get visitation?
A: Assuming the "last child" is the child for whom the TPO provides protection, the dad's visitation schedule will definitely be affected. TPOs are granted on a permanent basis for a minimum of 12 months and upon their expiration you can request an extension if the child fears for his safety.
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Contact & Map
The Barnette Law Firm, LLC
Newnan Location
P.O. Box 2341
Newnan, GA 30264
Telephone: (470) 485-2995
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 1 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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