Dorothy R. Sachs

Dorothy R. Sachs

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  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Georgia
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My focus in representing clients, is to help clients realize the best future for their families. The things that have happened in the past, and that brought you to my office, are important and are important for me to know and understand. However, throughout representation I am going to keep you focused on realizing your best future, and not focusing on the past.

I have personally been involved with most types of family law cases. I am divorced, and I have remarried. My husband and I each have children with prior spouses, and have had to co-parent with them. I know that some people are easier to co-parent with than others. I have been personally involved in Modification of Child Custody and Modification of Child Support Cases. I know what you are going through, and I want to help you through the legal system with as little damage to your wallet, and the best future life for you and your children as possible. Give me the opportunity to talk to you about your options. Let's find the best path forward for your situation.

I created the Family Law Information class taught at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in partnership with Gwinnett Legal Aid in 2015, and I remain active in teaching the class. I am a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars for family law matters. I was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia as a mentor for the Transition into Law Practice Program. In 2014, I was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Atlanta Legal Aid Society for my work with the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project and Gwinnett Legal Aid. In 2015, I was selected to participate in the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) Leadership Academy Class. Presently, I am the Vice President of the Gwinnett County Bar Association. In 2017 and 2018, I was recognized by Atlanta Legal Aid for providing more than 50 pro bono hours to the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project, which is part of Atlanta Legal Aid.

Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D. (2004)
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1997) | Religious Studies
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Professional Experience
Partner
Sachs Family Law PC
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If you are contemplating filing for divorce, you need to adjust your current orders, or you need help making your ex- follow your orders, give me a call. I have helped people with their family law issues since 2004.
Senior Attorney
Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
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Attorney
Chandler, Britt, & Jay, LLC
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I guide clients through the family law courts, to help with their divorce, child support establishment or modification, custody establishment or modification, enforcement of a prior order, and stepparent adoptions. As the divorced and remarried mother of a blended family, I truly understand what my clients are going through when they need to navigate the court system. I'm happy to help you, your friends, or colleagues understand the process, and represent them for the best possible results.
Attorney
O'Kelley and Sorohan Attorneys at Law, LLC
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I am the lead attorney in the family law department. I previously worked in the real estate litigation department focusing on dispossessories (evictions), security deposit litigation, and homeowners associaton representation.
Associate Attorney
Spooner & Associates, P.C.
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Spooner & Associates, P.C. was previously known by Spooner & McClung, LLC and Scott K. Spooner, P.C. Originally, I was a general practice attorney here focusing in family law, homeowners association representation, minor criminal offenses, collections, corporate formation, and general civil litigation. During my time here, we became a boutique family law firm, and my practice shifted to only family law representaion.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Motions to Enforce Settlement Agreements
The Family Law Review
Divorce Decree Set Aside after Five Years
Gwinnett County Bar Association Newsletter
SCOTUS Upholds a Georgia Second Parent Adoption
Gwinnett County Bar Association Newsletter
Strickland vs. Alexander: Garnishment Law Declared Unconstitutional
Gwinnett County Bar Association Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
Collecting Unpaid Legal Fees, How to Get Paid, GJAC - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Gwinnett County Bar Association
LSU at the Movies: Trial Advocacy, ALAS/ Legal Services University 2016
Family Law Information Class, Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
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Awards
50+ Pro Bono Hours
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Law Day Award
State Bar of Georgia
The year I was Law Day Chair for the Gwinnett County Bar Association (GCBA), GCBA won the Law Day Award for Voluntary Bar Associations with our level of membership.
Volunteer of the Year
Gwinnett Legal Aid
Leadership Academy
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Volunteer of the Year
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia  # 141802
Member
Current
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Gwinnett County Bar Association
Vice President
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Activities: I previously served as Membership Chair and as Law Day Chair.
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Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Member
- Current
Activities: I served at the Secretary of the Gwinnett Chapter and the Neighborhood Networking Lunch coordinator.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I will represent people on a limited scope basis.
Practice Areas
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Blog
Contact & Map
Sachs Family Law, PC
Suwanee
4485 Tench Road Suite 1311
Suwanee, GA 30024
Telephone: (770) 695-7430
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed