Michael David Birchmore

Michael David Birchmore

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  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Georgia
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As an athlete for 20 years, Mike recognizes the benefits of hard work, proper training and being prepared for the competition. Today, these traits help him achieve winning results for his clients. A graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Mike has litigated in a diverse range of law throughout Georgia and has appeared as lead trial counsel in 47 Georgia counties. Mike has served as co-counsel with some of Atlanta's largest firms, and he has also represented family members of some of the best known attorneys in the country. He is an experienced trial attorney representing parties in divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, property division, pre-nuptial agreements, grandparent’s visitation, modifications and legitimations. Mike is especially proud of the fact that lawyers and judges have asked him to represent them in their own personal matters. Mike has been appointed, and has served, as a Special Assistant District Attorney, a Special Master, and has been appointed by the Courts as a Guardian ad Litem for children and the elderly. Additionally, Mike has been rated confidentially and independently by other attorneys through the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating process as having an exemplary reputation, a high professional standing and a well-established practice with a significant client base. He has received the highest rating through this same process regarding his ethical standards evidencing his adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, diligence and other attributes relevant to the discharge of his professional responsibilities. In 2005, the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission recommended Mike to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as being "Well Qualified" to be a Superior Court Judge in the state, and in 2015 he began hosting the radio show "Ask the Lawyer" heard in four states.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Support & Modifications
  • Child Custody & Modifications
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Languages
  • English
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Georgia Lawyer
- Current
Education
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D. (1990) | Law
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Professional Associations
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
Certifications
Mediator & Arbitrator
GA Office of Dispute Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Website
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19 Questions Answered

Q. I am my mother's poa. She has dementia and owns two houses that I think I need to transfer the deed to my name. how?
A: Do not use a quitclaim deed to do this. Take the current deed to an attorney and have them draw up a warranty dee with rights of survivorship. Don't fool around with this. If you botch it by doing it yourself it will cost you much money to get it straightened out. You can usually get a deed done for between $75 and $150.
Q. In Georgia is a purchaser agreement automatic extended 7 days after the expiration date of closing?
A: You would have to look to the terms of the contract to determine. If the contract is a standard "GAR" form (GA Association of Realtors), the last time I looked the contract could automatically extend upon the request of either party. Beyond the 7 days would require the agreement of all parties to extend.
Q. Is a verbal contract binding in georgia?
A: Also, under the Statute of Frauds, any contract for the sale of land must be in writing and signed by the person against whom enforcement will be sought.
Q. A Man traded my daughter for two phones but gave her an XBOX 360 that doesn't work. is this illegal?
A: Unfortunately, this is pretty much covered under the "caveat emptor" doctrine which means "buyer beware." Did your daughter not even check the item out to see if it worked? Was your daughter 18 years old or older at the time of the trade? If not, then the trade is invalid as the daughter was a minor child. It is not illegal though.
Q. My ex-husband wrote me a check in 2008. Now he is telling me he is going to sue me. Has the Statue run out in GA?
A: Can you ask this question again differently and be more specific please? Your fact pattern does not seem to fit together.
Q. Can a 24 year old male date a 17 old female in the state of Georgia?
A: You know what they say about that don't you? Curiosity killed the cat.
Q. What's Georgia law on transaction fraud and penalties
A: Can you be more specific please? Do you mean deposit account fraud by some chance?
Q. I got side swiped by a tractor trailer
A: If you have not incurred any injuries, it is unlikely that an attorney would accept your case. No injury equals no case. If your car was damaged, turn it over to your insurance company.
Q. what is needed to file a complaint for breach of contract.
A: It depends. The more that you value this contract and want it enforced, the more you need to speak with an attorney to help you. With all respect to you, if you did not already know the answer to your own question, do you really expect that you will be able to prove your case in court? There are many rules and laws that are in effect in the courtroom. Lawyers go to school for 7 years in order to become lawyers. Then it takes years of experience and training to be able to answer questions such as found on this forum. Remember, if you sue, you can be countersued. Also, if you do not handle your case as a lawyer would, you can be fined by the court or even ordered to pay the other side's attorney's fees. Please go and at least speak with an attorney and see if it doesn't make more sense to have counsel.
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Meriwether & Tharp LLC
11475 Great Oaks Way
Suite 125
Alpharetta, GA 30022
USA
Telephone: (678) 879-9000
Fax: (678) 879-9001