Alpharetta Law Offices of Attorney David E. Oles
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divorce, family and business law

Alpharetta Law Offices of Attorney David E. Oles

David E. Oles is an attorney at law in Alpharetta, Georgia who specializes in divorce and family cases in Fulton County. We understand you have questions about what to do and how to protect your rights and property. You need confidential counsel and legal advice from an Alpharetta family and divorce attorney, so please click consultation with your preferred method of communication.

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Divorce and Family Law

Divorce and family courts can be unpredictable; that is why an established Fulton County attorney is essential to a successful outcome.

It is our twenty-years of experience with the relevant judges and Fulton County courts that enables to navigate your case to the very best result.

  • Contested Divorce
  • Unontested Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Asset Division
  • Mediation
  • Parental Alienation


When marital issues eclipse happiness, security and reason, restore your peace of mind and experience the confidence only a seasoned divorce attorney can provide.

We serve clients with high net worth and complicated divorce related tax issues. Together, we will create a divorce strategy in which all family members benefit.

Divorce requires strategic thinking and execution to ensure a binding and lasting divorce decree. Learn how to plan for divorce including how to protect your assets.

What is my Spouse Entitled to in a Divorce?

A very common question among divorce clients is what is my spouse entitled to? The law states that each party is entitled to an equitable share of the assets. Defining what equitable is and how each asset will be treated by the judge is not as simple.

If you or your spouse own a business or have a significant share of a business, that is considered a marital asset. Factors such as whether the business was formed prior to or during the marriage and who operates the business will be very important.

Financial assets such as inheritances that may have existed before the marriage but were used during the marriage are also considered marital assets.

Divorce judges will carefully examine all the assets and distribute them as they see fit. Mr. Oles has extensive experience with all the divorce judges in Fulton County and knows exactly what to expect. If you have been served with divorce papers or are considering a divorce, call us so we can help you protect your assets.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in Fulton County?

Fulton County uses a system of monthly status conferences throughout the divorce process unlike other counties in Georgia. If both spouses agree to the terms of the divorce, it can be finalized within 60 days.

However if there is any disagreement over children or assets, the divorce can take up to a year to be finalized.

Business Valuation & Division in Divorce

Businesses are treated as assets in a divorce and are therefore subject to equitable division. Divorce courts use several methods to determine the true value of a business.

A simple balance sheet valuation is common to ascertain net value. The second method is to take the net revenue of the business and extend it out several years. The third approach used is to research comparable businesses and use the amount for which they have sold.

A company’s valuation and division is one of many things we must carefully plan as we devise an effective divorce strategy. We’ll sit down a plan a divorce strategy that you get the best result in your divorce.

Temporary Hearings

Georgia law allows for temporary hearings during a divorce. Temporary hearings enable attorneys to negotiate with a judge in court for their clients to be granted financial and other assistance during the divorce process.

Financial assistance can be in the form of temporary spousal support and temporary child support as well as temporary attorney’s fees.

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Family Law

A well-prepared family law attorney familiar with the intricacies of the Fulton County family courts is your best chance for success.

Family law involves alimony, child support and custody which may have been previously decreed, but now requires applications or changes based upon circumstances. These are known as modifications and enforcement of court orders.

An amicable solution for all which avoids family court is our goal, but if faced with no alternative, we have twenty-five years’ experience winning the desired outcomes for our clients.

Parental Alienation

Parental alienation is a tactic used by parents to isolate their children from the other parent, weakening the parent-child relationship to gain an advantage in the divorce.

We work with the courts to prevent the other party from manipulating your children and restore your relationship.

Proven Legal Expertise

Our founding partner and lead attorney, David E. Oles, graduated Harvard University then forged a prominent 25-year career of successfully litigating some of the most complicated legal cases in Fulton County while building this law firm. It is our belief that every person has the right to safety, pursue happiness and earn a living. When your legal rights are infringed upon, we can help.

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