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Car wrecks can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, when it happens you feel frustrated, confused, and you don’t even know what to do or where to start. We know your life has gotten more complicated, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry because we can help you with the heavy lifting so your life can go back to normal as soon as possible.

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One of the most important events in any family’s life is welcoming a new child. Not only the adoptive parents, but their extended families, friends and co-workers are excited and involved in the process. Everyone will have lots of questions and concerns.

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Assisted reproduction technology (ARTs) has become an increasingly popular method of growing one’s family. Assisted reproduction is a collaborative pregnancy between a surrogate and intended parents.

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Mediation is a process during which an impartial person, the mediator, facilitates communication between the parties to promote reconciliation, settlement or understanding among them. The mediator may suggest ways of resolving the disputes, but may not impose his own judgment on the issues for that of the parties.

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We take pride in providing compassionate professional legal assistance in a time of your personal crisis

The first step in your recovery is calling our firm. Since our firm has extensive resources and tons of experience, we can handle the full range of auto accident cases. Whatever the case may be, we strive to hold at-fault parties responsible for your damages, which may include medical bills, lost work wages, pain and suffering, emotional injuries, and more.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash, you can count on The Embry Law Firm for help. We have a proven track record of success in fighting for accident victims. Our firm is prepared to stand by you throughout the entire process of your insurance claim, gathering the necessary evidence and negotiating with the insurance company representatives over the value of your claim. We can even take your case to court, if necessary, to secure the compensation you deserve.

Our firm handles all types of traffic accident cases, including:
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Multiple-vehicle accidents
  • Driving while texting accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorist accidents

There are many possibilities for recovering damages for an auto accident. For example, if the driver was texting on a cell phone, was under the influence of alcohol or was otherwise negligent, these facts can be used to prove that you are not at fault for causing the accident. The same is true in hit and run cases. These tragic situations happen when a driver is responsible for an accident, but flees the scene of the accident without admitting fault, giving their contact information, or providing aid. Our skilled car crash lawyers will conduct an extensive investigation into your accident to hold the negligent driver responsible for their actions, and we will fight tirelessly for the maximum compensation possible.

After a child is adopted, the adoptive parents enjoy the same legal rights and responsibilities as they would with a biological child.

Our firm will advise you honestly as to the likelihood of success and whether adoption is ultimately in your best interest and the best interest of the child. Once decided, we can help you through the adoption process, ensuring it is conducted in compliance with all legal requirements and that your rights are protected. If you need more information, it is best to contact an adoption attorney about your specific situation.

We have extensive experience with all types of adoptions, including:
  • Stepparent adoption
  • Department of Human Services adoption
  • Foster Parent adoption
  • Relative adoption
  • Grandparent
  • Interstate Adoption
  • International Adoption
  • Same Sex adoption/co-parent adoption
  • Independent or Private adoption
  • Adult Adoption

Assisted reproduction technology (ARTs) has become an increasingly popular method of growing one’s family. Assisted reproduction is a collaborative pregnancy between a surrogate and intended parents. An embryo may be created with:

  • The intended father’s sperm
  • The intended mother’s egg
  • A donor’s sperm
  • A donor’s egg

The genetic materials that are used will determine the genetic relationship of the child to the parents and provide us the steps we must take as attorneys in ensuring the assisted reproduction is legally finalized. Generally, we work with “gestational surrogates,” meaning the surrogate does not use her own egg and has no genetic relation to the child.

There are many surrogacy professionals and fertility clinics that can help you find a surrogate or intended parents. Once you have started the medical process, our role as assisted reproduction attorneys begins.

Each assisted reproduction is unique in its own way, based on the genetic relations to the child, where the intended parents live, and where the transfer is taking place. Any errors in the legal process can result in a failure to terminate parental rights of the surrogate or donors, or in a failure to grant parental rights to the intended parents.

  • draft egg donation or sperm donation agreements that defines the parental rights of the recipients
  • draft embryo donation agreements that define the parental rights of the recipients
  • ensure all donors’ parental rights are legally terminated
  • draft gestational surrogate agreement
  • around third trimester, apply for a pre-birth order from the court
  • assist with helping the intended parents receive the birth certificate
Assisted Reproduction Techknolege Legal Services Offered
  • Gestational & Traditional Surrogacy
  • Gestational Carrier & Surrogate Contracts
  • Single Parent Surrogacy
  • Same-Sex Parent Surrogacy
  • Embryo Donation
  • Egg Donation Contracts
  • Surrogate Agency & Clinic Contracts
  • Pre-Birth Orders
  • Co-Parenting Agreements

Mediation is cost-effective, can be scheduled quickly and it is generally less time-consuming than going to trial.

Mediation usually can be completed in one day and it considers the emotional aspects of a case as well as the legal and financial aspects. Mediation can deescalate animosity between parties engaged in a dispute and often preserves the relationship between the parties. When successful, Mediation yields results that are agreeable to both parties. Mediation is a non-binding, facilitated settlement negotiation. “Non-binding” means that there is no resolution unless the parties agree to the terms of resolution. Any agreement achieved, however, is as binding as any other contract or settlement agreement.

More Than One Way to Mediate

There are at least two schools of thought with respect to the proper role of the mediator. One view is that the mediator should always be non-evaluative, that he or she should facilitate communication but not express opinions or make recommendations. Another view is that the mediator should be evaluative, and should share his or her views, opinions, and evaluation of the case. Bethaney Embry Jones is evaluative, utilizing her judgment, experience, and instincts to assist the parties with their evaluation and re-evaluation.

Types of Cases we mediate:
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Legal Separation
  • Personal Injury
  • Legitimation
Mediation Training:
  • Henning Mediation Services, Civil Mediation Training
  • Justice Center of Atlanta, Domestic Mediation Training
  • Resolve to Solve, Inc., Domestic Violence Mediation Training
Mediation Experience:
  • Domestic and General Civil Matters