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Peter Rivner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP
Two Ravinia Drive, Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: 404-843-1956
Fax: 404-843-2737
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013, 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate & Trust Litigation
Attorney Profile

Peter Rivner is a nonequity partner with Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP, and is a nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 12 years of experience handling complex and high asset divorce, custody, support, and family law matters.  Over the years, Mr. Rivner has a developed a diverse client base that includes entertainers, business owners, athletes, doctors, lawyers, real estate developers, executives, and other prominent and influential professionals in the Atlanta community and surrounding areas.  

Mr. Rivner has considerable experience guiding clients through the challenging and often emotional issues that frequently arise in divorce and domestic relations litigation. He has earned the recognition of his peers with top ratings and endorsements from SuperLawyers, The Best Lawyers, Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Under 40, and Avvo’s Clients' Choice Award.

Mr. Rivner is a 2006 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia and 2009 cum laude graduate of Georgia State University College of Law. He is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.

Mr. Rivner is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia's Family Law Section, and he serves on the boards of various civic, charitable, and faith-based organizations in his community. He has also published articles and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics related to his areas of practice.

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Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Will Contests


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013, 2016 - 2022

About Peter Rivner

First Admitted: 2009, Georgia

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Trained and certified as a Guardian ad Litem by DeKalb County Superior Court and DeKalb County Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Member of the DeKalb Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member of the Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division Family Law Committee 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • How to Make Mediation a Success, The Family Lawyer, 2012
  • Author/Presenter, "Ensuring Mediation Success: The Paralegal's Role Before, During, and After Mediation", HalfMoon Education Inc., 2014
  • Co-Author, "The Rose Wars: Resolving the Complex/Contentious Divorce", ICLE GA, 2013
  • Author, "Protecting the Family Violence Act", The Family Law Review, State Bar of Georgia, 2013
  • Author/Presenter, "Divorce Settlement Agreements: A Guide for Paralegals", HalfMoon Education, Inc., 2012
  • Presenter, "Preparing for and Assisting at Trial", Practical Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals, HalfMoon Education, Inc., 2014
  • Preparing Child Support Worksheets and Orders, HalfMoon Education, Inc., 2015
  • Placing a Value on the Miller Case, The Family Lawyer, 2011
  • How to Effectively Structure Safety Plans, The Family Lawyer, 2011


  • Custody Modification - Successfully represented mother in post-divorce modification action in Fulton County. Obtained at trial sole custody to client with no contact by abusive father with children unless initiated by children, 2019
  • Paternity/Legitimation - Successfully represented professional athlete in paternity/legitimation action. Obtained legitimation of two children. Negotiated favorable child support obligation and custody schedule, 2019
  • Cohabitation/Live-in-Lover Alimony Modification Defense - Successfully represented a client in defending against a modification of alimony action in Fulton County due to contractual cohabitation/live-in-lover clause of divorce settlement agreement. Payor's action dismissed and recovered 100% of attorney's fees incurred by my client, 2019
  • Defense against Modification of Alimony and Child Support - Successfully represented a client in defending against a post-divorce alimony and child support modification action filed by ex-husband in Fulton county. The court granted my motion to dismiss prior to trial due to ex-husband's inability to show requisite change of circumstances due to collateral estoppel. The court awarded my client the attorney's fees incurred, 2019
  • Case Conclusion Date: November 13, 2013 Practice Area: Child Custody Outcome: Obtained primary physical custody for biological father of 10-year-old child in legitimation case. Mother required to pay child support. Description:(Not available)
  • Case Conclusion Date: February 14, 2014 Practice Area: Family Outcome: Obtained for Mother primary custody, with nominal time for father conditioned on compliance with strict alcohol and drug safety plan. Obtained child support. Description: Represented Mother in defending against legitimation/custody action by father
  • Case Conclusion Date: April 7, 2014 Practice Area: Alimony Outcome: Dismissal with prejudice; attorney fees awarded. Description: Defended out-of-state client against alimony modification action. Judge ruled in our favor on all issues dismissing action with prejudice. Obtained award of attorney fees for full amount requested

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Youth sports coach, 2019
  • Synagogue Board Member, 2019
  • Board Member of Jewish National Fund Southeast
  • Board member of the Atlanta Scholars Kollel
  • Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute 
  • Member of Jewish Networking Atlanta
  • Co-chair of Jewish National Fund Southeast Law Society

Representative Clients

  • Business Owner, 2019
  • NFL Player, 2019
  • Mothers, 2019
  • Wives, 2019
  • Husbands, 2019
  • Fathers, 2019


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite. Selected by legal professionals., Legal Elite, Georgia Trend, 2019
  • Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite. Selected by legal professionals., Legal Elite, Georgia Trend, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Atlanta Magazine, 2016
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend, 2016
  • Client Choice Award, Avvo, 2015
  • Georgia Trend's 2014 Legal Elite - One of Georgia's top attorneys in the area of family law as selected by other attorneys, Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2014
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2014 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 for excellence in the field of family law, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
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Office Location for Peter Rivner

Two Ravinia Drive
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30346

Phone: 404-843-1956

Fax: 404-843-2737

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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