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Joan E. Smith

  • Has represented clients for 20+ years in Family Courts of South Carolina.
  • Has represented clients for 20+ years in the Augusta Judicial Circuit family court.
  • Routinely represents clients in divorce cases involving multimillion dollars in assets.
  • Routinely represents fathers seeking custody of children.
  • Routinely assists clients in settling the case by agreement or mediation without litigation.
  • Has represented many clients in determining complicated visitation arrangements.
  • Routinely litigates and defends contempt actions.

Joan’s 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 Georgia and South Carolina concerning all of these disputes, and frequent UCCJEA jurisdictional disputes between a parent in Georgia or South Carolina and a parent in another state.

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Augusta Office

SunTrust Bank Building, 801 Broad Street
Seventh Floor
Augusta, GA 30901

Adoption

Agreements for all family court issues

Alimony

Arbitration for all family court issues

Child Custody

Child Visitation

Child Support

Complex Asset Division

Divorce- contested/uncontested

Domestic Litigation

Legitimation of child

Litigation of all family court issues

Mediation for all family court issues

Modification of all family court issues

Paternity of child

Termination of Parental Rights

Aiken County Bar

Augusta Family Law Bar

Augusta Bar Association

Augusta Bar Foundation, Inc.

Oklahoma State University, 1987, B.S., journalism;

Oklahoma State University, 1987, B.A., French;

Oklahoma State University, 1987, minor in Political Science;

University of Tulsa College of Law, 1991, Juris Doctor.

State Bar of Georgia

South Carolina Bar

Bar of Arkansas

Joan is admitted to practice in all State appellate courts in Georgia and South Carolina, and in Federal court in South Carolina.

Adoption

Agreements for all family court issues

Alimony

Arbitration for all family court issues

Child Custody

Child Visitation

Child Support

Complex Asset Division

Divorce- contested/uncontested

Domestic Litigation

Legitimation of child

Litigation of all family court issues

Mediation for all family court issues

Modification of all family court issues

Paternity of child

Termination of Parental Rights

Aiken County Bar

Augusta Family Law Bar

Augusta Bar Association

Augusta Bar Foundation, Inc.

Oklahoma State University, 1987, B.S., journalism;

Oklahoma State University, 1987, B.A., French;

Oklahoma State University, 1987, minor in Political Science;

University of Tulsa College of Law, 1991, Juris Doctor.

State Bar of Georgia

South Carolina Bar

Bar of Arkansas

Joan is admitted to practice in all State appellate courts in Georgia and South Carolina, and in Federal court in South Carolina.

Augusta Office

SunTrust Bank Building, 801 Broad Street
Seventh Floor
Augusta, GA 30901

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