So what is a lawyer? A lawyer is a person who practices law, as an advocate, barrister, attorney, counselor or solicitor or chartered legal executive. Every state can have different laws and they can change often. This is where you want a lawyer or attorney who has a good reputation and experience. Never just pick someone because they are on television.
A few ways you can select a lawyer is:
- Contact your local bar association for qualified candidates.
- Check reviews of the attorneys with the Better Business Bureau or LawHelp.
- Ask for referrals from trusted family and/or friends.
Why You Need One
If you have a family you no doubt want to protect them and prepare for the future. Do you have a Will in place? Wills don’t just cover your belongings but can also dictate who will care for your children. If you do not have a will in place at the time of your death, Georgia law determines what happens to your property or who gets your kids.
Perhaps you have special medical requests which would require a Living Will. This a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor.
And if you have a special needs child like we do there so much more to consider. Special Needs Trusts, Disability Issues, SSI and SSDI and Public Benefits just to name a few.
When you are putting your family’s future in someone else’s hands you want to be sure you have the best. Someone who will treat you like family. A firm that believes cases should be handled with dedication, compassion, and integrity.
Better Now Than Later
If you have a rapport with an attorney they will be better able to meet your needs and give proper guidance as issues arise.
This can be Family Law issues:
- CHILD SUPPORT
- CUSTODY RIGHTS & VISITATION RIGHTS
- NAME CHANGE
- TRAFFIC OFFENSES
Dealing with any of the above situations can be stressful. To have an attorney who already knows you and your history will help with your stress. You want to feel like you have a friend standing up for you and truly fighting with your best interest at heart.
The Sellers Law Firm
The Sellers Law Firm based in Griffin, Georgia is a seasoned law firm practicing in a variety of specialties. Attorney Jody L. Sellers practices in multiple areas of law, specializing in family law and criminal defense (ranging from divorce, legitimation, adoption, deprivation, and custody cases to DUIs, misdemeanors, traffic citations, and major felonies), while also handling a range of other legal matters including drafting wills, personal injury cases, and administrative law cases. Over the past several years Mr. Sellers has built a reputation for aggressive and strategic representation for his clients while bringing compassion and understanding to each and every client’s case.
Mr. Sellers graduated as a cum laude honor graduate from the University of Georgia in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Anthropology.
In 2011, Mr. Sellers graduated as a Cum Laude honor graduate from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, where he was awarded the Custer-Tuggle Award of Excellence in Family Law from the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. While at Mercer Law School, Jody served as a Senior Managing Editor of the Mercer Law Review, Vice-President of the Legal Aid and Volunteer Association, and a staff writer for the Mercer Law Free Press.
So even before going into practice, Mr. Sellers had a proven track record. And since he has been recognized as a top attorney in his field, including the following: Custer-Tuggle Award of Excellence in Family Law from the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2011); National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Georgia Member; National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40; Criminal Trial Lawyers Association; Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys; Global Directory of Who’s Who (Top Lawyer); and Superb Rating on Avvo.com.
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