Areas of Practice

Family law encompasses many different issues related to marriage, children and relationship-based financial arrangements.  Berryman Family Law is prepared to offer you expert representation to help you secure your rights as a spouse and as a parent.

Mediation and Arbitration

Mediation is a voluntary dispute resolution process; all parties must consent to participate in good faith and work toward a mutually agreeable resolution. Arbitration, on the other hand, is a dispute resolution. Arbitration, on the other hand, is a dispute resolution process in which a neutral party (the arbitrator) hears a dispute between one or more parties and, after considering all
relevant information, renders a final decision in favor of one of the parties.
Scott Berryman represents clients at mediation and arbitration of all family and domestic issues. He has extensive experience as both a mediator and late case evaluator in family law disputes.


Divorce can involve many different types of issues, such as:
Identification and division of marital property,
Identification and protection of separate and pre-marital assets, Alimony, Child Custody, and Child Support.
We have extensive experience with each and every issue that can arise in a divorce case, and we have honed our skills over the course of handling numerous complex and contested divorce cases.
Whether you are in need of a trial attorney who will aggressively represent you, or are looking to secure an uncontested and amicable resolution to your divorce, Berryman Family Law is equipped to meet your needs.

Child Custody

Child custody cases require the highest level of personal attention. Each case involves creating and presenting a parenting plan that addresses the following matters:

Regular parenting time,
Holiday and summer schedules, Educational decision making,
Health care decision making, Extra-curricular activity decision making, Religious training decision making, and Parent communication and cooperation.

Every child and family circumstance is unique. We listen to our clients to craft and advocate for individualized parenting plans that promote the best interests of their children.
For those cases that require the involvement of the court system, we guide our clients in how to work with guardians ad litem and custody evaluators who may be appointed to evaluate and report on the best custodial arrangement.

Child Support

Establishment of child support involves a determination of each parent’s income or ability to earn income. Georgia’s child support guidelines also include provisions for ensuring that special circumstances related to the needs of the children and the unique financial considerations of the family are considered. We take a detailed and analytical approach to presenting the child support needs of our clients.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements offer important financial protection for clients who are entering into marriage and have the need to protect their premarital property, business enterprises, contractual rights, inheritances and other financial interests.

Postnuptial agreements are entered into by spouses for many different reasons. Some agreements are designed to promote a reconciliation of separated spouses. Other agreements will address some or all of the issues to be resolved in the event of a divorce.

We can negotiate and draft agreements that meet your individual circumstances.


Circumstances change. Child custody, child support and alimony often require adjustment to meet the changing needs of children and the financial abilities of the parties.

We will review your current custody and support agreements and orders and offer you advice on modifying them to address new circumstances.