The Sandy Springs law firm of Nancy Ghertner is knowledgeable about legal issues that are unique to the Georgia LGBT community, from pre-nuptial agreements (prenups) to gay divorce. Nancy offers the knowledge and perspective that someone with 30 years experience and compassion can provide.
Nancy understands that gay and lesbian individuals and couples and their families have special legal needs. I routinely provide service in areas of LGBT family law, including:
- Prenuptial Agreements: I provide pre-nuptial agreements for couples planning to marry. Prenuptial agreements have proven their value and savvy for couples using them to establish expectations before there is ever a marital conflict. You never plan for anything to happen but I can help you be better prepared if something does.
- Divorce: With the Supreme Court recognizing the validity of gay marriage, same-sex couples now have the same rights, and the same challenges, as other married couples. I am committed to helping same-sex couples successfully resolve their family law disputes. It is important for gay and lesbian couples to have an experienced and trusted adviser while navigating the difficult process of divorce.
- Child Custody Disputes: I help my clients resolve custody disputes to protect the best interests of their children. I also provide legal services for child support issues. All too often, gay parents face many challenges in the court system, and I strongly recommend that you work with someone experienced in these matters to best protect your interests.
- Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning: I guide my clients through the process of establishing legal wills, trusts, and other aspects of estate planning. I help ensure that a client’s wishes are followed in terms of how assets are to be divided. I am especially sensitive to the needs of LGBT individuals who are estranged from family members, in which case creating a will and other vital documentation is essential.
- Powers of Attorney: I can help you establish Powers of Attorney documentation that ensures that your partner, or individual of choice, will be able to make decisions on your behalf if you become sick or incapacitated.