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Onyema Anene Farrey

Onyema Anene Farrey

Anene Farrey & Associates
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Georgia
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Biography

Our areas of practice ranges from prenuptial agreements and child support matters to complex custody battles, and high-asset divorces. We are well-known and respected in the legal community as highly intellectual and skilled attorneys, and quickly gained a reputation of being known as fearless litigators because of our track record!

We developed a niche area of of the law that focuses on Father’s Rights. Although we represent both men and women, we discovered that there was a need for Fathers to have more legal representation in the courtroom as they are traditionally the "underdogs" when fighting for custody. So it remains our firm's passion and goal to level the playing field for fathers when fighting for their parental rights.

The difference between us and any other law firm is that we actually care about our clients and it shows. We have state of the art technology and advanced case management systems that allow our clients to have round-the-clock access to their case 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. This way, the client always has access to their attorney and assigned legal team members. Our clients are always informed about the status of their case and we involve them in every step of the way.

If you are looking for a team of smart, direct and passionate lawyers with creative solutions to help you, look no further.

Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D.
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.B.A.
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Stetson University
MBA
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Professional Experience
Founder
Anene Farrey & Associates
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
In re C.B., 353 Ga. App. 363 (2019)
Georgia Court of Appeals
Ezunu v. Moultrie, 334 Ga. App. 270 (2015)
Georgia Court of Appeals
Speaking Engagements
Improving Judicial Administration Through Leadership and Service, Nigeria Federal High Court Judges Conference, Atlanta, GA
Being a Successful Solo Practitioner, Professional Development Academy, Atlanta, GA
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
Family Law Panel, Decatur, Georgia
DeKalb Lawyers Association
Preserving Appealable Issues, Trial Masters Bootcamp, Atlanta, GA
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
Opening/Closing Statements, Trial Masters Bootcamp
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
Improving the Accessibility of Laws and Caselaw by Judiciary, 2018 Nigeria Federal High Court Judges Conference, Atlanta, GA
Economic Prosperity and Jurisprudential Expediency in the 21st Century – The Role of the Nigerian High Court, 2019 Nigeria Federal High Court Judges Conference, Houston, Texas
Complex Income and Child Support Issues, Getting the Most Financial Bang for Your Client’s Buck, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Bar Association
Certifications
Child Welfare Attorney Training (Guardian Ad Litem Training)
Georgia'a Office of the Child Advocate & Georgia Association of Counsel for Children
Awards
10 Best Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
Clayton County Bar Association
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Cobb County Bar Association
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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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11th Circuit
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Georgia Court of Appeals
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Georgia Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30-min consultations by phone or video conference
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, AMEX, Mastercard
Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. What do i do if i do not know my wife's address to send divorce papers.
A: You must do a diligent search for her address...contact family members, hire a private process server to perform a skip trace, send an email, text or social media message to ask her for her address, or it may be as simple as calling her and asking her to sign an Acknowledgment and Waiver of Service form voluntary so you do not have to get her physically served. There are a number of options that can be exercised. These are just a few. The judge will want to see that you have made these efforts before you seek the court’s help.
Q. if your 17 and charged with family violence at your mothers house do they put up a protection order if you live there?
A: If charged with battery/family violence in Georgia, the offender will likely have bond conditions that will state that the offender shall have no contact with the victim. If the victim wants a domestic violence protective order (called a TPO), the victim will have to file a separate case for that in civil court.
Q. If I’m served as the father for temporary guardianship to my son because his mother died and I want my child
A: It depends on your status. If you have never obtained a court order that outlines your parental and custodial rights and you were never married to the Mother of your child, in Georgia you will need to immediately file a petition for legitimation with the Superior Court and ask for custody of your child. This matter can be filed expeditiously. Your Superior Court order will trump a guardianship matter in probate court.
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Websites & Blogs
Blog
YouTube Page: The Legal Scoop for Fathers
Videos
Learn more about the legal team at Anene Farrey & Associates including what makes us different and why people hire us to fight for them! Meet Your Future Legal Team!

Learn more about the legal team at Anene Farrey & Associates including what makes us different and why people hire us to fight for them!

What is the difference between an “uncontested” divorce and a “contested” divorce? An uncontested divorce means that both spouses have reached an agreement on ALL the issues even down to who gets the couch. If you all have a disagreement about ANYTHING including child support, you DO NOT have an uncontested divorce. A contested divorce means that you both want a divorce but you have not agreed on all the issues and you will need a judge to decide the issues. Know the difference! Uncontested Divorce v. Contested Divorce

What is the difference between an “uncontested” divorce and a “contested” divorce? An uncontested divorce means that both spouses have reached an agreement on ALL the issues even down to who gets the couch. If you all have a disagreement about ANYTHING including child support, you DO NOT have an uncontested divorce. A contested divorce means that you both want a divorce but you have not agreed on all the issues and you will need a judge to decide the issues. Know the difference!

An important message EXCLUSIVELY for Fathers!!! A Message to Fathers!!!

An important message EXCLUSIVELY for Fathers!!!

Do you want a divorce but your spouse refuses to sign “the papers?” Here is what you need to know about how you can still get your divorce. If my spouse does not sign the divorce papers, can I still get a divorce?

Do you want a divorce but your spouse refuses to sign “the papers?” Here is what you need to know about how you can still get your divorce.

Plan on marrying someone who has court ordered child support obligations? Worried about whether you will become liable for the child support too? Here is what you need to know! If I marry my partner, will I be responsible for paying his child support?

Plan on marrying someone who has court ordered child support obligations? Worried about whether you will become liable for the child support too? Here is what you need to know!

Here is what you need to do to claim your children on your taxes. Can I claim the children on my taxes if I pay child support?

Here is what you need to do to claim your children on your taxes.

Avoid doing these key things during your zoom court appearance so you don’t tank your case! The Dos and Don’ts of Zoom Court

Avoid doing these key things during your zoom court appearance so you don’t tank your case!

If you want to file for a divorce but you are not sure whether your reasons for wanting a divorce are enough, here are 13 different reasons you can get a divorce in Georgia! This informative video will tell you exactly what you need to know. Knowledge is Power! 13 Reasons You Can Get A Divorce

If you want to file for a divorce but you are not sure whether your reasons for wanting a divorce are enough, here are 13 different reasons you can get a divorce in Georgia! This informative video will tell you exactly what you need to know. Knowledge is Power!

Alimony for Men • Traditionally in divorces we see the wife requesting that the husband pays her alimony. But what if the wife has always been the breadwinner during the marriage? Can a Man ask for alimony from his Wife? Here is what you need to know about alimony for men. Can A Husband ask for alimony from his Wife?

Alimony for Men • Traditionally in divorces we see the wife requesting that the husband pays her alimony. But what if the wife has always been the breadwinner during the marriage? Can a Man ask for alimony from his Wife? Here is what you need to know about alimony for men.

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Check out our new & improved website!

Have you been curious about whose income is used to calculate child support or what you need to do if your child support is calculated wrong? Here’s a quick video on how child support in Georgia is computed. For more information, subscribe to our YouTube channel (The Legal Scoop for Fathers) and visit our website (https://Anene-law.com) and like our Facebook page (Anene Farrey & Associates, LLC). How Child Support Is Calculated In Georgia

Have you been curious about whose income is used to calculate child support or what you need to do if your child support is calculated wrong? Here’s a quick video on how child support in Georgia is computed. For more information, subscribe to our YouTube channel (The Legal Scoop for Fathers) and visit our website (https://Anene-law.com) and like our Facebook page (Anene Farrey & Associates, LLC).

Things get complicated when the custodial parent wants to move out of state with the children or when the non-custodial parent does not want the children to move out of state. Here is what you need to know about your relocation case! For more information visit our website: https://anene-law.com/ ...and like our Facebook page (Anene Farrey & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law). What you need to know about relocation out of state with the children.

Things get complicated when the custodial parent wants to move out of state with the children or when the non-custodial parent does not want the children to move out of state. Here is what you need to know about your relocation case! For more information visit our website: https://anene-law.com/ ...and like our Facebook page (Anene Farrey & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law).

You can get it right the first time by investing in an Attorney who is bad ass to fight for what’s most important to you OR you can hire the cheapest Attorney you call and “pay” for your decisions and suffer the consequences in the long run. You decide. If you choose the latter, just pray that we don’t end up as your opponent. “The Price of Hiring a Bad Ass Attorney to Win Your Case”

You can get it right the first time by investing in an Attorney who is bad ass to fight for what’s most important to you OR you can hire the cheapest Attorney you call and “pay” for your decisions and suffer the consequences in the long run. You decide. If you choose the latter, just pray that we don’t end up as your opponent.

Contact & Map
Anene Farrey & Associates, LLC
1995 North Park Place
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30339
Telephone: (678) 948-8489
Fax: (404) 410-6875
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed