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My office, 2015.  I am currently working on several serious vehicular wrecks and several products liability cases that caused serious injury.  That in addition to representing the best family law clients in Georgia.  [divorce, custody, alimony and asset distribution, contempt, adoption]

We Moved Toward Sharpsburg!

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We have finally completed our move to 1665 Hwy 34 E, about half a mile west of the Delta Credit Union Building.  We are the last building in The Summit Professional Office Park.  Call for an appointment today if you need an Attorney or Trial Lawyer.

2011: PRATER & CRAIG, Begins

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PRATER & ASSOCIATES briefly became PRATER|DUNCAN in early 2011 but the opportunity to join forces with Jared B Craig was too good a synergy to pass on and so in April Keith Prater, John Duncan and Jared Craig formed a firm.  The three of us set one goal:  To provide the best representation in the Fayetteville to Peachtree City to Newnan corridor.  We were well on our way when John Duncan abruptly left to associate with another highly respected local firm and to focus more on becoming the best crimninal lawyer he could be, a practice area we have decided to leave to other lawyers to concentrate more on our injury cases and family law cases.  Beginning this fall with a move to much bigger space in the Summit Complex at the entrance to White Oak on Highway 34 we will be located 10 minutes from Peachtree City and 20 minutes from downtown Newnan.  Come see us for your legal needs and discover the sophistication of a metropolitan law firm right in your own backyard.

DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY: Teaching Children By Example

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The variable that often imprisons parties in a dead-end relationship is a child or children. Children, however, are egocentric and are never going to grow into healthy adulthood when their upbringing is centered around a false, dead relationship from which they learn by observation that they never, ever, want to get involved with someone because it will be like being Mom or Dad. They need to be told once that the divorce was never about them but about Mom and Dad being at a dead end in their relationship. They will remember that and it will be the defining memory of the divorce: it wasn't about them. Children absorb everything they see, feel and experience: every nuance, gesture, sarcastic gesture, all the negative, unhappiness and bad going on between their Mom and their Dad. Sometimes the expense of ending a dead marriage is the best money ever spent not just for the liberation of the spouses but for the sunshine it can bring to a child in the middle of the "dead-zone&q…

6th Amendment Right To Counsel?

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For failing to pay child support: Probably not going to happen any time soon. The more intriguing question is how do deadbeat parents survive and are the people who enable them to avoid paying child support liable for the support themselves? I opine that they are in certain circumstances.

Here is the story out of the Supreme Court 2011:  RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN SUPPORT CONTEMPT

Mega Millions Lottery Winner Holly Lahti's Story Marred by Jarring Mug Shot

Mega Millions Lottery Winner Holly Lahti's Story Marred by Jarring Mug Shot

Pratlaw states: HERE IS ONE HUGE REASON TO GET DIVORCED RATHER THAN SEPARATE AND STAY MARRIED. WHATEVER YOU DO: DO NOT WIN THE LOTTERY WHEN YOU ARE JUST SEPARATED. GET DIVORCE!