Family Law

GHMA | LAW Partners included in North Carolina Super Lawyers 2020

GHMA | LAW PARTNERS INCLUDED IN 2020 Edition of NC Super Lawyers

January 22, 2020

Dave Hillier, Patrick McCroskey, and Janet Amburgey have been listed in the 2020 Edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers.

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Patrick McCroskey in his office in Asheville with the 2020 Legal Elite Logo in the bottom left corner.

Patrick McCroskey included in the Legal Elite for the 7th Consecutive Year

January 8, 2020

GHMA | LAW is pleased to announce that Patrick McCroskey has been included in the Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2020 Family Law Section for the 7th consecutive year. Patrick McCroskey is a North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law and Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also consistently recognized through peer review in the Family Law Section at Best Lawyers in America where he has been named Lawyer…

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Elise Putnam at the office in downtown Asheville

Elise Putnam joins GHMA | LAW

January 7, 2020

Elise Putnam is a vastly experienced Family Law and Appellate attorney. She has dedicated her career and practice to helping people throughout Western North Carolina. Elise has handled numerous appeals and argued successfully before the highest courts in the state.

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Types of Adoption

July 22, 2019

Open vs. Closed Adoptions Adoptions can be either open or closed. In a closed adoption the identify of the biological parents remains annonymous. In an open adoption the biological parent identify is known. In addition, other background and medical information is disclosed to the adopting parents. The parties also may meet one another, and can remain in contact after the adoption is finalized, if that is the desire of all parties.     Private Independent Adoptions When biological…

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Which Parent Gets to Choose Where the Child Goes to School?

July 10, 2017

The beginning of a new school year is a time when many parents are faced with making a decision regarding where their child should be enrolled in school. Where a child attends school may impact the quality of the child’s education, as well as the child’s happiness and overall development. Parents often feel strongly about decisions that can have a long-term impact on their child.

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