Dawn Smith, Smith & Lake (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 220)
Smith & Lake partner Dawn Smith joined “North Fulton Business Radio” to discuss the unique issues involved in co-parenting in a pandemic, planning for a divorce, and much more. The host of “North Fulton Business Radio” is John Ray and the show is produced virtually by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Dawn Smith, Partner, Smith & Lake
Smith & Lake is a law firm dedicated to assisting individuals and children obtain fair and favorable results in family law matters. Our lawyers have extensive experience working with and for judges and bring this unique perspective to each client’s case. They are seasoned and successful litigators, negotiators, and guardian ad litems. This breadth of experience and perspective allow Smith & Lake to craft and achieve smart solutions that fit each client’s situation. Our experience as Georgia attorneys has allowed us the opportunity to represent spouses, partners, mothers and fathers facing issues from divorce to child custody to domestic violence. We understand the enormity of the decisions you face and welcome the opportunity to discuss your personal situation in greater detail to help you understand how Georgia laws apply to you and your best course of action.
Dawn Smith is a partner at Smith & Lake, LLC where she practices family and education law. She has represented children and families for over 28 years. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Dawn was a partner at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious family law firms. She also served as Deputy Director of Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation where she was responsible for administration of the city’s largest pro bono family law program. In this role, Dawn worked in partnership with the Judges of the Fulton County Family Court to provide trained Guardian ad Litems in contested custody matters. She has trained Guardian ad Litems throughout the state and has lectured on their role nationally. Dawn is frequently appointed by Courts to serve as Guardian ad Litem in family law cases. She also is a certified arbitrator and mediates family law cases. Dawn is one of 40 fellows of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a highly respected organization comprised of the top family law practitioners in the State. In 2017 and 2018 she was named to the Super Lawyers® list of Top 50 Women in Georgia, in addition to being named Top 100 Super Lawyers in Georgia.
In addition to her expertise in family law, Dawn is recognized as one of the leading advocates for the civil and educational rights of children with disabilities. She is the past President of the Board of Directors of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, the national membership organization for special education attorneys and advocates. She has pursued actions on behalf of children in state and federal trial courts as well as in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Dawn is a frequent lecturer both nationally and locally on the rights of children. At the firm, Dawn provides quality legal services on behalf of children and lends her expertise in this area to all of our family law endeavors.
To learn more, visit the Smith &. Lake website or call 404-909-8300.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- More from Dawn on co-parenting in the unique circumstances of Covid-19 can be found here: https://www.smithlakelaw.com/blogs/co-parenting-and-the-unique-circumstances-presented-by-covid-19/
- protecting children in a divorce
- planning for a divorce
- More from Dawn on planning for a divorce during Covid-19: https://www.smithlakelaw.com/blogs/divorce-during-covid-19/
- are family law courts operating?
- how does unemployment or a business slowdown affect spousal and child support?
North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
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