Sarah Cipperly is an attorney licensed to practice law in all state courts in Georgia and is admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Georgia, the Federal Appeals Court for the Northern District, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a Registered Mediator and Arbitrator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
With eighteen years of practice in all areas of family law, Ms. Cipperly has dedicated her career to representing individuals in disputes that impact families. With a practice grown in and based out of Cobb County, she practices in all metro counties. In addition to being an experienced family law attorney, Ms. Cipperly serves as a civil and domestic Registered Mediator. She also serves as a Guardian ad Litem in child custody disputes.
A skilled litigator, Ms. Cipperly has extensive courtroom experience. However, she does not believe that the courtroom is the best place to resolve family disputes, especially disputes concerning children. Courtrooms are a public place where deeply personal issues are on display. Unlike many other types of lawsuits, there are no "winners" in trials in family law. Ms. Cipperly believes the best outcome for most disputes is one reached through compromise. For that reason, Ms. Cipperly encourages an amicable approach to divorce, regardless of how contrary the parties' relationship may be. Her philosophy is that a good lawyer can and should protect her client's interests while also preserving that client's dignity and financial well-being.
Ms. Cipperly also believes that the practice of law is a calling to service. She has focused her career on delivering quality legal services and contributing the court experience for all. She is a leader in the development of the Cobb Superior Court Family Law Workshop. She was the founding Director of the Legal Aid Family Violence Project in 2009, which to this day is dedicated to representing survivors of family violence and stalking. She was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and served from 2011-2012. She was recognized for her work on behalf of Domestic Violence survivors with the Pat Head Dignity Award in 2010.
Ms. Cipperly is a long-time member of the Cobb County Bar Association and has been an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and Atlanta Bar Association. She has served as a State Bar Mentor and on committees focused on access to justice. She is a former President of the Cobb Younger Lawyers Division, the Cobb Solo/Small Firm Section, former member of the Cobb Bar Board of Trustees, and is the past President of the Women of the Bar Section of the Cobb County Bar. She received the Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award in 2011 and the Judge G. Conley Ingram Commitment to Cobb Legal Services Award in 2018. Ms. Cipperly is the past Chair of the Women in the Profession Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. Outside of the practice of law, she served six years as a member of the Board of Directors of her local school Foundation, and served for six years on the Board of Directors of LiveSAFE Resources.
All kinds of divorce in metro Atlanta, including: Uncontested, contested, settlements, publication, with children and without children, LGBT/same-sex couples
Contempt and Enforcement
Contempt of Court for Child Support, Alimony, and Enforcement of Court Orders
Custody and Children
Parenting Plans, Custody, Modifications/Agreements:
Changes to divorce decrees, child support, custody, and other family law orders.
Paternity and Legitimation
Representing both dads and moms in court actions to establish paternity and legal parenthood of fathers
Family Violence and Stalking
Protecting survivors of family violence through domestic violence Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs)
Protecting victims of stalking, including stalking by intimate partners, friends, neighbors, and strangers through Stalking Protective Orders
Adoption and Guardianships
Relative Caregiver Adoption
Domestication of Foreign Adoption Decrees
Grandparent and Relative Caregiver Adoptions, Guardianships, and Custody
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements to protect your assets and prevent expensive litigation in the future.