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Meriwether & Tharp’s Woodstock Office

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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Meriwether & Tharp is pleased to announce the expansion of our law firm to Woodstock, Georgia effective immediately. Our address is 145 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 300, Woodstock, GA 30188. Our Woodstock office is currently staffed by Partner Patrick “Leh” Meriwether, Associate Elizabeth C. Doak, Associate Katherine M. Wheat and Paralegal Amy Trice.

Call 678-527-5191 for a free telephone consultation or to schedule an in person meeting with one of our Woodstock attorneys.

Meriwether & Tharp Welcomes New Members to Family Law Team

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Meriwether & Tharp, LLC welcomes Catherine Knight Danz and Amy Latrese Martin as the newest members of our team of family law attorneys. Catherine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team of family law professionals, while Latrese brings the compassion to guide her clients through the difficult legal and emotional issues that often accompany divorce.

Prior to joining Meriwether & Tharp, Catherine worked in corporate law at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in New York City, where she acquired business and stock market acumen that she utilizes in complex cases. Upon returning to Atlanta, her native home, Catherine worked with the firms of Warner Mayoue & Bates and Davis Mathews & Quigley before becoming a founding partner at Boyd Collar Knight, LLC. Catherine is a Senior Attorney at Meriwether & Tharp, where she provides our clients with the counsel and expertise needed to resolve even the most complex cases.

Latrese joined Meriwether & Tharp in her first year of practice, shortly after graduating from Emory University School of Law. During her time at Emory, Latrese clerked at several law firms,which primarily focused their practice on family law. Latrese is a passionate and eager young attorney who will work with her clients to achieve their litigation goals in the most effective and efficient ways possible.

Meriwether & Tharp is very excited to welcome both Catherine and Latrese to The Atlanta Divorce Team!

Georgia’s Family Law Conference 2009

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

This week brings the annual Family Law Institute for Georgia family law attorneys. During this three day seminar attorneys and judges get together and get to know each other in a casual environment, rather than the traditional adversarial role. One of the speakers on the first day, Judge Steve Jones from Athens, Georgia raised a particular concern about the fiscal year 2010budget that I thought should be shared with the community at large. He noted that the fiscal year 2010 budget (as approved by the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate) provided for several major adjustments including an overall reduction in funding for Superior Courts by nearly five percent with significant reductions in senior judge usage, law clerks, operating expenses, and on and on. While I recognize that the current economic times mean that cuts are inevitably going to be required, this is a particularly alarming concern.

While these budget cuts are obviously going to negatively affect the Superior Court system, what is perhaps as alarming is that the number of cases going though our court system continues to substantially increase. According to the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts, Planning and Research Division, the number of domestic relations cases, and the overall court docket,continues to increase – up over six percent since last year. As you can imagine, the decline in the economy has resulted in an increase in divorces (due to financial problems), parents seeking child support and alimony modifications, increased “deadbeat” parent cases, and of course more foreclosure confirmation and general debt collection cases.

So what does this mean to you? With increasing demand and less funding, I think it is fair to say that we will face greater court backlog, more crowded court calendars, and potentially even a decrease in the effectiveness and efficiency of the courts.

2009 Super Lawyers

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Meriwether & Tharp, LLP is pleased to announce that Robert L Tharp selected for the “Rising Stars” list published in the 2009 Georgia Super Lawyers.

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Thursday, February 26th, 2009

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Divorce Lawyer Atlanta – our new divorce website

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Meriwether & Tharp, LLP is proud to announce the launch of its new divorce website – Divorce Lawyer Atlanta. We are currently in the launch phase of its release and expect lots of minor changes to be made over the next few weeks. If you have a moment, we would appreciate any feedback you have for improving our new divorce website. We are especially interested in topics you would like to see covered on our main divorce site.

We also wanted to take a moment to encourage your comments about future topics we should cover in this blog. If you have a topic or question you would like to see covered in a future blog entry,please leave a comment on this topic, let us know using the contact form, or email us. Thanks in advance for your input. We want this blog to become the definitive source for individuals to turn to for information about divorce and family law matters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

From everyone at Meriwether & Tharp we wish you a happy holidays! We will continue our divorce blog articles after the new year.

Our Alpharetta Office has moved

Monday, October 1st, 2007

We are excited to announce that effective October 5, 2009 we have moved our Alpharetta office location to 11475 Great Oaks Way; Suite 125; Alpharetta, GA 30022. Our phone numbers will remain the same – 678-879-9000.

Welcome David Beaudry!

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Meriwether & Tharp, LLP is pleased to announce the hiring of its newest associate attorney, David J. Beaudry. David J. Beaudry practices exclusively in the area of family law and divorce. He has been a contributing researcher for several continuing legal education manuals on family law issues and is the author of “The Status of Gift Giving in a Georgia Divorce,” Georgia Family Law Review (Feb 2006). Mr. Beaudry was a presenter at “A Road Map Through Divorce Proceedings” (2007) and “Divorce Issues in Georgia” (2008) Continuing Legal Education seminars sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI). Mr. Beaudry is a member of both the New Jersey State Bar and the Georgia State Bar and is admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Mr. Beaudry is also a member of the Family Law Sections of the American and Atlanta Bar Associations. He earned his B.S. degree from Florida State University and his J.D.degree from Seton Hall University.