Divorce and Family Law for Professional Baseball Players
The Atlanta law firm of Edwards & Associates has represented professional athletes and their spouses in contested
divorce and custody matters. Our lawyers are knowledgeable about the unique issues regarding property division, custody and
visitation of children, and calculation of child support.
We can advise Major League Baseball players or
wives of MLB players who are considering divorce. We are familiar with the legal and financial issues in high-profile divorces,
as well as the need for privacy and discretion.
Atlanta Divorce Attorney for MLB Players
the experience in high-asset divorce to represent MLB players, including up-and-coming prospects who are waiting for
a call-up from the minors. A major league career can be very lucrative, with average salaries around $3 million and an average
MLB career of more than five years. With signing bonuses and guaranteed contracts, it's certainly a good living.
We also understand the realities of baseball — the wear and tear of 162 games in 180 days (not including spring
training or the playoffs), the long trips away from the wife and kids, and living life in the media fishbowl. Some marriages
just aren't built for that life.
When the marriage has broken down to the point of divorce, Edwards & Associates
can represent either party (the ballplayer or the spouse) in contested proceedings. We handle the special issues for baseball
players and their families:
- Property division and alimony
- Division of MLB pensions
Child custody and visitation
- Determination of child support
We examine all sources of income and the relevant aspects of the player contracts in the negotiation
or litigation of the property settlement, custody arrangement, child support and spousal support. Is there a prenuptial
agreement? Were there extramarital affairs? What are the player's long-term prospects on the baseball field and after pro
sports? Does the player have assets or accounts in another country?
Our firm has a strong reputation in the area
of father's rights. We fight to protect our client's interests and to make sure that baseball players get a fair shake
in the custody and visitation arrangements, including provisions for the realities of extensive travel.
Background in High-Profile Divorce Litigation
The attorneys of Edwards & Associates are accustomed
to divorces involving professional athletes. We understand the complex financial issues, the workings of sports contracts
and our clients' need for privacy in these very personal matters.
We represent professional athletes in
Atlanta, statewide in Georgia and beyond. Contact our law office in Atlanta (Buckhead) at 404-381-1156
or contact us online to arrange a confidential consultation.