As a Partner in the Divorce Litigation Support Practice at Frazier & Deeter, Beth Garrett primarily assists high net-worth individuals and corporate executives with divorce, tax and accounting issues. She helps with the division of financial and real estate assets through mediation and works with family practice attorneys through all financial aspects of divorce and child support matters.
Beth is frequently involved in cases to uncover hidden assets and income and assists with the preparation of reports to be used in settlement negotiations and at trial. She works with attorneys and clients to prepare business valuations, trace separate property, value complex retirement assets, and assist with budget preparation. She also prepares individual, partnership and fiduciary tax returns, specializing in divorce taxation.
Beth has testified in the metro Atlanta area and in other counties in Georgia in both bench and jury trials in divorce litigation matters. Beth has also spoken at continuing education seminars and authored several articles focusing on the tax laws surrounding divorce.
Beth is active in the community, serving as treasurer for the Dekalb Bar Association and frequently volunteering with several organizations, including the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program through the IRS.
Professional and Civic Organizations
Georgia Bar Association, 2006 – present, Family Law Section
Atlanta Bar Association, 2007 – present, Family Law Section
Dekalb Bar Association, 2009 – present, Family Law Section
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts 2013 – present
AICPA 2008- present
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, 2008 – present
Cumberland Law Review, Associate Article Editor, 2004 – 2006
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, 2009- 2012
Visions Anew, Board of Directors, 2009
Published legal article – Civil Procedure – Habeas Corpus – Direct Custodian is the Only Proper Respondent in a Petition by Detainee for Writ of Habeas Corpus. Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 124 S. Ct. 2711 (2004), 35 Cumb. L. Rev. 705
Buckhead Church Member, Singles Leader, 2006 – present
Juris Doctorate, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, 2006.
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Furman University, Greenville, SC, 2003.