Kourtney N Bernard-Rance

Kourtney N Bernard-Rance

Managing Attorney, The Manely Firm, P.C. Forsyth Office
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Georgia
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Kourtney is a great legal advocate and will provide you with the utmost care and legal service.
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A. G. March 20, 2023
Botched An Easy Case I was the victim of domestic violence by a woman and hired Kourtney to help me with a PTO I filed against her. Kourtney Bernard-Rance botched this easy case and I ended up without possession of my home despite being a victim and had to spend two years in a civil suit with the Superior Court trying to sell a home my abuser has still refused to move out of. Kourtney recommended I take a mutual consent order so that I wouldn't have to pay legal fees and risk the judge not granting me the protective order I wanted. It turned out that a mutual consent order had some ramifications in my civil suit. So ultimately I ended up without a home and with a mutual consent order instead of just an order against my abuser. This is despite the fact that I started the case with sole possession of the home, my abuser had been arrested twice for domestic violence, had violated the ex-parte protective order numerous times, in addition to a mountain of evidence against her.
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Kourtney Bernard-Rance was born and raised in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Although originally intending to study child psychology, Kourtney ultimately received her B.A. in family and child Studies from Montclair State University. Between her newly-recognized passion for working with families and children, and an internship with a nonprofit child advocacy organization as an assistant policy analyst, Kourtney decided her true career aspirations resided in the practice of law.

Kourtney attended the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Believing that family law was destined to be her specialty, Kourtney took advantage of the extensive family law opportunities available through Hofstra University. Kourtney served as a senior staff member of the law school’s family law journal. Additionally, Kourtney interned for several legal service providers, where she gained valuable experience representing a range of clientele, from victims of domestic violence pursuing temporary protective orders to immigrant youth seeking legal status in the United States. Towards the end of her legal studies, Kourtney earned the Jonathan Roppolo Memorial Award in recognition of her efforts as an intern for the law school’s child and family advocacy clinic.

From law school, Kourtney made her way down to Atlanta in 2018. She officially began her legal career as a real estate attorney but quickly realized real estate was not where her heart truly belonged. Kourtney knew her skillset was more suited to the practice of family law.

As an attorney with The Manely Firm, P.C., Kourtney will rely on her passion for family law as she undertakes one of the firm’s foremost initiatives: putting families first by helping them achieve positive resolutions of their complex legal issues.

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
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
J.D. (2017) | Law
Honors: Family Court Review Vol. 54, AFCC Cooperation and Alumni Relations Manager
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta, International Fraternity Black Law Students Association Courtroom Advocates Project
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Montclair State University
B.A. (2013) | Family and Child Studies with concentration in Family Services; Child Advocacy
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Professional Associations
Cobb County Bar Association
- Current
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State Bar of Georgia
- Current
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Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
- Current
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The Manely Firm, P.C.
211 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Telephone: (770) 421-0808
The Manely Firm, P.C.
102 Mary Alice Park Road Suite 602
Cumming, GA 30040
Toll-Free: (866) 687-8561
Telephone: (770) 421-0808
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