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Wanda M. Strickland, Attorney at Law
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Family Law

Family Law

Family law issues are often contentious and cause undue stress to both parties. At the same time that emotions are running high and perhaps clouding people‚Äôs judgment, they are required to make important and life-changing decisions. At Strickland Law, founded by Wanda M. Strickland, we work diligently to help our clients resolve their issues with negotiation instead of litigation.  We handle your family law matters in Valdosta, Adel, Lakeland and surrounding areas.

Family law issues we can assist with

  • Divorce: Whether uncontested or contested, we assist our clients in making the transition from one household to two as comfortable as possible.
  • Child custody and visitation: For most couples, working out the details of post-divorce shared parenting is the highest priority. We help you decide on whether one parent will have sole custody of the children or if both parents will share joint custody.
  • Child support: Both parties are responsible for supporting the children. The court looks at the income of both parents, the needs of the children, and follows established state guidelines in fashioning a custody order. Generally, the non-custodial parent pays support to the custodial parent.
  • Spousal support: This is decided on a case by case basis.
  • Modification of court orders: A court order may be modified only if there has been a change in circumstances necessitating a need to modify the order.
  • Paternity: Either the mother or the alleged biological father can petition the court to determine paternity.
  • Orders of protection: When there are allegations of domestic abuse, the party who is the object of the abuse may petition the court for an order of protection.
  • Legitimation: This establishes the rights of the biological father in custody, visitation and child support cases.  In Georgia, the biological father must legitimate a child before he can establish his custody rights.

Call Strickland Law

At Strickland Law, we are with you every step of the way. Because of our experience with family law in Georgia, we know what questions to ask you to understand your priorities. We listen carefully so we can determine what is most important to you and work with you to meet your needs. A divorce does not have to be a vicious and unpleasant experience as we are often led to believe. Call us at (229) 794-9344 or email us at We offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation.