Reaching creative solutions and shielding children from trauma by utilizing positive conflict resolution and an amicable legal process.

DE KLERK LAW & MEDIATION offers its clients not only superior legal representation, but guidance in managing the personal and emotional aspects of each unique legal matter. Our firm provides mediation services and guardian ad litem services in addition to representation in contested and uncontested legal matters.

DE KLERK LAW & MEDIATION has represented clients in the courts of over thirty counties in Georgia. Often legal disputes involve issues which require legal knowledge beyond expertise in Family Law. A custody dispute may involve immigration issues. DE KLERK LAW & MEDIATION recognizes solutions and strategies that have been cultivated through decades of legal experience.

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The Highly Specialized Representation Each Client Deserves

At DE KLERK LAW & MEDIATION, we offer a multitude of legal specialties to best fit your needs.

Family Law

There is nothing more critical in our lives than protecting our families, especially the children. Whether it is a child custody issue, child support, child visitation, spousal support or other issue, your case is important to this firm. We take a tough, no-nonsense, but personal and caring approach to the practice of Family Law. Family Law matters involve much more than legal issues, and the utmost goal of everyone involved in your case should be to make sure that the best interests of the children are protected. You may schedule a consultation with this firm at any time to discuss how we may be able to meet your legal needs.

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Dawn de Klerk was literally my saving grace. I won’t disclose details because they involve other people – also innocent and don’t need to be mentioned. What matters is that Dawn – for no personal gain—devoted untold hours to helping us.  She has the skills and the heart that we all hope we will encounter in an hour of need. My recommendation for Dawn de Klerk is of the highest order. She will listen and she will care.

L.P, Client
During my divorce process, Dawn de Klerk provided me with clear and accurate legal information and strong advocacy at every step of the process.  She was incredibly responsive and took care of every detail in a very timely way.  And, just as important to me during an emotional and difficult time, she treated me with dignity, kindness, and respect.  I felt like I was her most important client; I’d be willing to guess that every client feels like that.  I appreciate both her professional excellence and her personal warmth and integrity.
B.R, Client

I am so grateful that I chose Decatur attorney Dawn De Klerk to represent me in my divorce from a very long-term marriage.  She was very attentive, reassuring, thorough, and worked very hard to negotiate the best possible settlement agreement for me. She also was very straightforward and told me what, realistically, I could ask for and expect to get.   After the divorce, she also followed up with both a phone call and a detailed reminder letter outlining the steps that now should be taken, such as changing utilities and beneficiaries, etc. I would, without any hesitation, highly recommend her services!

C.S, Client

Amazing, powerhouse, professional, on time every time, always willing to help!!! These are things that come to mind when I think of Dawn de Klerk!!! I recommend her to everyone.

Thank you for everything,

J.C, Client

I highly recommend Dawn DeKlerk for family and law services. Dawn took over my case in 2021 and was very hands on and thorough from the beginning to the end. Dawn’s experience, knowledge and expertise with family law was a blessing to my case and I’m so appreciative of her and her staff. Dawn took the time to answer all of my questions and explain the laws to me. Dawn DeKlerk is an honest, hardworking and experienced professional that will make sure that you are satisfied.

S.D, Client

One of the most stressful things I have experienced in my life was divorce and the subsequent financial and child agreements between parties.  I had met with or worked with three previous attorneys.  I will politely say that the experience was nothing like working with Dawn de Klerk.  When meeting with Dawn, she listened intently and looked at the flaws in my agreement that were causing conflict.  She was very responsive in email or phone calls and I never had to wait for her response (she was so responsive that there were times I delayed sending an email just so she wouldn’t interrupt her life).  She was clear and honest about the law and she knows the law well.  But she also knows you when you see her.  She remembers small details and understands the big picture.  She made a very difficult time much easier.  I would without any reservation refer her to anyone who needs a family lawyer.

M.B, Client