Hull Barrett PC is happy to welcome attorney Joan E. Smith.
Smith focuses her law practice on domestic litigation in the Aiken and Augusta areas. She actively practices in the Family Courts of Edgefield, Aiken and Barnwell counties in South Carolina, and the Superior Court and Juvenile Courts of Richmond and Columbia counties in Georgia. She often litigates cases in McCormick County, S.C., and in Burke and McDuffie counties in Georgia.
Her domestic litigation practice includes actions for divorce and post-divorce issues of custody, child support, alimony and equitable division; the legitimation of children born out of wedlock, termination of parental rights and adoption; appellate work in both states concerning all of these issues, and frequent UCCJEA jurisdictional disputes between a parent in Georgia or South Carolina and a parent in another state.
Before joining the firm, Smith was a partner at Mirshak and Smith LLC, Law Firm for 20 years, litigating domestic cases in Georgia and South Carolina.
A native of Oklahoma City, Smith earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, a Bachelor of Arts in French and a minor in Political Science from Oklahoma State University.
Smith is a member of the Aiken County Bar, the Augusta Family Law Bar, the Augusta Bar Foundation Inc., and the Augusta Bar Association, where she previously served on the Executive Committee. She served as the judicial advisor for the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority at Augusta University.