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Skilled litigators, JGB handles each of its cases with an open mind, customizing techniques to the specific needs of each client. They have handled matters including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, equitable asset distribution, legitimation, paternity, modification, contempt, and domestic violence. J.G. Boyd Law has also worked with many government agencies, including Fulton County Pretrial Services, volunteered for several non-profit groups, and has public speaking expertise. The team’s mediation training has been approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and has demonstrated that it’s prepared for negotiations or court appearances.
With years of experience and a proven track record of success, we are confident in our ability to provide effective legal representation to all of our clients.
J.G. Boyd Law uses extensive legal knowledge and strategic thinking skills to navigate complex legal matters. We will review every strategy possible in order to bring our clients results.
As a law firm, we are committed to providing our clients with personalized attention and tailored legal solutions. Our team will work tirelessly to protect your rights and help you achieve your goals.
Henry Ward Beecher
Joanna G. Boyd is the founder and proprietor of J.G. Boyd Law. A native of Atlanta, GA, Boyd finds pride in serving the Atlanta community. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Georgia State University, where she studied Criminology and Sociology. She then attended Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where she was an active member of the Student Bar Association (SBA), Black Law Student Association (BLSA), Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL), Criminal Law Society, and Family Law Society. Ms. Boyd graduated at the top of her class at John Marshall before passing the Georgia Bar Exam.
J.G. Boyd Law is determined to give children the greatest life possible and is not hesitant to use that same counsel they offer clients. Attorney Joanna Boyd is a great football enthusiast who cheers on her hometown team, the Atlanta Falcons. She also enjoys music, dance, art, and everything creative.
She handles each of her cases with an open mind, customizing her technique to the specific needs of each client. She has handled matters including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, equitable asset distribution, legitimation, paternity, modification, contempt, and domestic violence. Ms. Boyd has also worked with many government agencies, including Fulton County Pretrial Services, volunteered for several non-profit groups, and has public speaking expertise. She has mediation training that has been approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and has demonstrated that she is prepared for negotiations or court appearances.
We will guide you through the process of establishing paternity and legitimizing your child in Georgia.
We specialize in helping families confidently navigate Georgia Family Law so they can fight for the best outcome possible. Don’t go at it alone.
At J.G. Boyd Law, we are here for you every step of the way, providing compassionate legal guidance and support during even the most challenging times.
Since custody decisions are not based on gender and are solely decided by the best interest of the child, it would be best if both parties worked together in the best interest of the child.
In Georgia, child custody laws mandate that a judge must consider a number of factors that may impact the child’s best interests such as: each parent’s home environment and their capacity to care for and nurture the child, each parent’s physical and mental health, and each parent’s emotional attachment to the child. The statute lists several other factors, and sometimes there are facts that do not fall under the statutory factors that are still taken into consideration.
If paternity is established, the court may require the father to provide child support, but it does not necessarily guarantee visitation rights, parenting time, or custody. The Court also does not “force” either parent to exercise their parenting time.
In Georgia, married parents have equal parental rights regardless of gender. However, in the case of unmarried parents, the biological mother holds legal and physical custody rights over the child. An unwed father can only gain legal rights to the child through a legitimation process, which requires him to file a judicial petition.
Yes. A father that is not on the birth certificate can still petition the Court for legitimation. The legitimation process is the only way to attain father’s rights for unwed fathers.
Financial support that an individual is court-ordered to provide to their spouse during separation or after divorce.
Georgia courts do not have a specific formula or calculation to decide on alimony. Instead, they assess the “needs” and “ability to pay” of the parties involved, along with the duration of the marriage, and some other important factors to determine whether alimony is appropriate.
Signing the birth certificate only helps to establish paternity, meaning the identity of the father, and can be used to establish child support payments. However, it does not give you any parental rights.