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Dan Palumbo

Donato “Dan” Palumbo, divorce lawyer

Picking an attorney for a legal matter is never easy. Choosing a lawyer to represent you in a divorce case is that much harder. Dan Palumbo successfully represents clients in DeKalb County Superior Court, Fulton County Superior Court, Cobb County Superior Court, Gwinnett County Superior Court and all throughout the State of Georgia.  Admitted to practice in Georgia and New York.

Why Choose Palumbo Law?

You need an advocate you can trust and rely on. I offer my clients experience, proficiency and resilience; at a fair price.

First off, you are hiring me, Donato “Dan” Palumbo. You will not be brought into my office to be handed off to some junior associate fresh out of law school. I will spend enough time to get to know you and your case, while answering any questions you may have. If I do not know the answer to a question, I will tell you so and find the answer.


Since I have been practicing law in New York and Georgia, other than a capital case (death penalty) and prosecuting cases, I cannot think of something I have not done or been exposed to. I have experience in jury trials, bench trials, depositions, meditation, arbitration, negotiations, discovery, bond hearings, arraignments, motion hearings, contempt proceedings, juvenile court, child custody cases, child support cases, divorces, modifications, felonies,  misdemeanors, DUI defense, valuing assets, drafting Settlement Agreements, dividing pensions and IRA accounts, dividing military pensions and thrift savings plans, drafting parenting plans, drafting parenting plans for police, fire, military and others with non-traditional work schedules, alimony cases, imputing income, property distribution, service of process, temporary hearings, Orders of protection, Domestic Relations Financial Affidavits, traffic tickets, speaking at conferences,  Paternity and legitimation cases, termination of parental rights, Crimmigration matters, and name changes.  While I am sure there are areas I have little or no experience in, I am well equipped to help you reach your goal.

Fair Price

I do not work for free, but I offer tremendous value for my services. My rates are far below other attorneys in my market with similar levels of practice experience. Furthermore, I work for myself so I have total autonomy and discretion over my billing. Do you think you will get that from somebody’s junior associate?


I take the time to read the Statutes, cases and laws relevant to my client’s case. While this may seem basic, many attorneys do not.  I am a writer when needed, but I fighter at heart. Believe it or not many lawyers are terrified of Court. They would rather risk their client’s case than stand before a crowd and make an impassioned argument. Not me; I entered this profession to be in Court.  I help my clients by facilitating settlements and negotiations, but always being prepared to slug it out if necessary.  Spend some time with me and decide if I am the person you want arguing on your behalf.


Litigation and Court can be a rollercoaster of emotions.  A point that you may have won can be quickly outweighed by something you lost.  Don’t hire a lawyer that will tuck tail and run at the first set back, or negative comment from the Judge. Hire somebody with the grit and determination to withstand the rollercoaster and win your case.  My 24 years as a professional firefighter in the metro New York area has trained me to control my emotions under very adverse conditions to stay on task and achieve a goal.  How many other attorneys can say that?

Serving all of Metro Atlanta

Georgia has 159 Counties, each with it’s own court system and set of local rules.  Only Texas (254 Counties) has more Counties than Georgia.  No lawyer can be intimately familiar with the Judges, Clerks and local rules of 159 different Counties.  While I have made appearances and represented clients thorough the State of Georgia, I concentrate my networking, marketing and practice to the Metro Atlanta Counties.  If your case is in DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, Clayton, Henry, Newton, Fayette, or Spaulding chances are I have been in front of the Judge or know somebody who has.

Free Telephone Consultation, Affordable Services

I do not work for free, but I offer tremendous value for my services.  Call me and let’s discuss your case and needs. I am happy to speak to you on the phone for free.  If you are comfortable and wish to talk more, we can schedule an office consult. Attorneys make their living base on their experience and knowledge; our worth is literally measured by the hour.  That’s why they call it a billable hour, right? My rates are far below other attorneys in my market with similar levels of practice experience. Furthermore, I work for myself so I have total autonomy and discretion over my billing.  While I charge a consultation fee, I will credit it back to your account if you retain me.

Practice Areas

Family Law

This very broad term encompasses many different yet closely related areas. family law subjects include divorce, annulment, domestic violence, guardianships, child custody and visitation rights, child support payments, property division, debt allocation and spousal support/alimony. Family law specifically deals with children in regards to a divorce.


In the last 10 years or so society and laws have little patience for those who those who operate vehicles intoxicated or under the influence. However, people make mistakes, and a DUI mistakes can lead to jail and loss of your driver’s license. You need an attorney.

Criminal Cases

A criminal conviction can have consequences that effect you and your family for the rest of your life. A felony will prohibit you from voting, owning a firearm, immigration consequences (to name a few) and a misdemeanor can also lead to jail. Court can be confusing and crowded place. Things move fast and unrepresented people may be taken advantage of.  Whether you are accused of shoplifting a can of tuna from the the sac o’ suds or drug trafficking don’t go it alone, call your Cousin.


Divorce is the dissolution of a legally recognized marriage.  While this is a very simple definition it over simplifies all of the ancillary issues that may come along with undoing I do.

Common Legal Questions

How do I file for divorce?

A divorce is initiated by filing a Domestic Relations Case Initiation Form, Summons, and Petition for Divorce with the Court Clerk of the relevant County of the Parties; and paying a filing fee. Once a divorce is properly filed the Respondent (person not initiating the divorce) must be served with process.

How long before I get my license back?

It depends on your past driving history, your age, the class of driver’s license you have and the current charges against you.  As an example, for drivers over 21 years old a second, non-drug-related DUI conviction within five years of the prior conviction will result in DDS will suspending your license for three years.  Call to discuss the specifics of your case.

What Can i drive with a DUI?

Once again, it depends. If your DUI conviction was drug-related (the influence of drugs alone, or alcohol and drugs combined) you face different rules regarding license suspension. For a second DUI-Drug conviction in five years, DDS will issue a yearlong “hard suspension” of your license, meaning that you won’t be allowed to drive for 12 months, period. But if you enter an alternative sentencing program like a DUI or Drug Court, you might be eligible for limited permit.

Can I get 50/50 Custody?

In Georgia child custody has two components: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody is the right and ability to talk to your child’s doctor, teachers and such. Think of it as the ability to have a say in their life. Physical custody is the person who the child primarily lives with.  Most divorcing parents will have joint legal custody (50/50 custody) of any minor children born of the marriage, while designating one parent as the physical custodian of the child or children.  However, it is possible to have 50/50 joint legal and physical custody.

How much does a divorce cost?

There is no magic answer to that question. Other than everybody paying the same filing fee to initiate a divorce each divorce contains different issues, different disputes and different personalities. The Parties to the divorce have the biggest influence on the final cost of the divorce.  Litigants who are fighting over silverware and toiletries out of spite for each other are likely to spend a larger amount that people who have resolved most of their issues.  High value divorces with stocks, multiple parcels of real property, business or large pre-marital assets will also cost more than divorces with less assets.  Lawyers sell their time. A divorce that takes more hours is going to cost more than a divorce that takes less hours. Let’s talk about your divorce so you will have an idea of the total cost.

Can i leave the state with my kids?

A well drafted parenting plan will cover contingencies and events you might not have though of. Interstate, intrastate and international travel are all issues that should be considered before signing any agreement.  Depending on the facts of your case out of state travel with your children should be permissible with reasonable notice to the child’s other parent. What is reasonable notice? Call me, and lets talk.    

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