Michael David Birchmore

Michael David Birchmore

Committed Representation with 30 Years of Experience
  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Georgia
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Summary

As an athlete for 20 years, Mike recognizes the benefits of hard work, proper training and being prepared for the competition. Today, these traits help him achieve winning results for his clients. A graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Mike has litigated in a diverse range of law throughout Georgia and has appeared as lead trial counsel in 47 Georgia counties. Mike has served as co-counsel with some of Atlanta's largest firms, and he has also represented family members of some of the best known attorneys in the country. He is an experienced trial attorney representing parties in divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, property division, pre-nuptial agreements, grandparent’s visitation, modifications and legitimations. Mike is especially proud of the fact that lawyers and judges have asked him to represent them in their own personal matters. Mike has been appointed, and has served, as a Special Assistant District Attorney, a Special Master, and has been appointed by the Courts as a Guardian ad Litem for children and the elderly. Additionally, Mike has been rated confidentially and independently by other attorneys through the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating process as having an exemplary reputation, a high professional standing and a well-established practice with a significant client base. He has received the highest rating through this same process regarding his ethical standards evidencing his adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, diligence and other attributes relevant to the discharge of his professional responsibilities. In 2005, the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission recommended Mike to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as being "Well Qualified" to be a Superior Court Judge in the state, and in 2015 he began hosting the radio show "Ask the Lawyer" heard in four states.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Custody Disputes
  • Hearings & Trials
  • Child Custody & Child Support Modifications
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Legitimation Actions
  • Paternity Actions
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express, we also accept Cash and Checks
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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Languages
  • English
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Guardian ad Litem (GAL)
Superior Courts of Georgia
Current
Special Assistant District Attorney
Superior Courts of Georgia
Current
Special Master
Superior Courts of Georgia
Current
Attorney at Law
Georgia Lawyer
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Education
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D. (1990) | Law
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Lipscomb University
B.S. (1987) | Business Management / Accounting / Economics
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Professional Associations
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Mediator & Arbitrator
GA Office of Dispute Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
23 Questions Answered

Q. After retirement my husband admitted he is an atheist; I believe in God. Could I be granted a divorce in this situation?
A: In GA, anyone can have a divorce for any reason whatsoever. If you wake up one morning and decide you no longer want to be married, you can take a divorce without having to prove anything else. Religion doesn’t even have to be discussed to get the divorce.
Q. My divorce was in Tx. I'm living here for now. Ex not abiding by our decree. Do I go back to tx and use tx. Lawyer?
A: If your ex still lives in TX, then you need to follow up on this in TX. If, however, the ex lives in GA, then you would have to file here to first domesticate the foreign (TX) order and then file to enforce the order (formerly TX now newly GA) here.
Q. Can I sue my ex and his parents for money back on renovations and intimidating me into leaving his residence?
A: Without a written contract setting out an agreement between all the owners, you really have left yourself exposed to this bad result. Sorry.
Q. HOW CAN I FIND AN ATTORNEY WHO WILL BE WILLING TO ASSIST ME IN SUING MY ATTORNEY?
A: On these facts alone, I cannot see the bar complaint coming to anything. Lawyers cannot control bad technology. However, better lawyers will likely have in place backup systems to guard against information loss in the event of technology failure. While the Bar may not provide redress in this situation, a malpractice suit may lie for the attorney's failure to maintain adequate protections for your information. Bear in mind though, malpractice lawsuits are difficult to win except in the most obvious situations. To prevail against an attorney for malpractice, you must first be able to prove that "but for the alleged malpractice," you would have (not might have) won your original case for which you hired the lawyer. You may look for a malpractice lawyer here on this website using the Find a Lawyer resource.
Q. I am my mother's poa. She has dementia and owns two houses that I think I need to transfer the deed to my name. how?
A: Do not use a quitclaim deed to do this. Take the current deed to an attorney and have them draw up a warranty dee with rights of survivorship. Don't fool around with this. If you botch it by doing it yourself it will cost you much money to get it straightened out. You can usually get a deed done for between $75 and $150.
Q. In Georgia is a purchaser agreement automatic extended 7 days after the expiration date of closing?
A: You would have to look to the terms of the contract to determine. If the contract is a standard "GAR" form (GA Association of Realtors), the last time I looked the contract could automatically extend upon the request of either party. Beyond the 7 days would require the agreement of all parties to extend.
Q. A Man traded my daughter for two phones but gave her an XBOX 360 that doesn't work. is this illegal?
A: Unfortunately, this is pretty much covered under the "caveat emptor" doctrine which means "buyer beware." Did your daughter not even check the item out to see if it worked? Was your daughter 18 years old or older at the time of the trade? If not, then the trade is invalid as the daughter was a minor child. It is not illegal though.
Q. My ex-husband wrote me a check in 2008. Now he is telling me he is going to sue me. Has the Statue run out in GA?
A: Can you ask this question again differently and be more specific please? Your fact pattern does not seem to fit together.
Q. Can a 24 year old male date a 17 old female in the state of Georgia?
A: You know what they say about that don't you? Curiosity killed the cat.
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Contact & Map
Daniels & Taylor, P.C.
390 West Crogan Street
Suite 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
USA
Telephone: (770) 962-4070