Cindie Greenbaum Alter

Greenbaum Alter Law

Experienced and Professional Family Law Services
Atlanta, Georgia 30301


Adoption, Alimony, Business, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Commercial, Contract, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Family, Guardianship, Legal Separation, LGTBQ, Partnership Disputes, Pet Mediation, Probate, Same Sex Disputes

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. Alter moved to Atlanta in 1975, arriving after graduating summa cum laude from The Ohio State University. She then attended Emory University School of Law, graduating in 1978.

Ms. Alter began her legal career in the office of Ray Gary, Sr., in Mableton, Georgia, and continued in private practice for 11 1/2 years. Her extensive experience includes representing individuals in:

  • Domestic relations
  • Juvenile
  • Criminal
  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal injury
  • Trust & Estates
  • Probate matters 

Ms. Alter has also practiced before various administrative agencies, including advocacy before the Social Security Administration for clients seeking Social Security disability benefits.  Her expertise in this area resulted in an invitation from the Social Security Administration to testily in Washington regarding the issue of attorney fees in disability cases.

Upon her return to a full time legal career in 2001, after taking time off to raise her children, Ms. Alter served as Staff Attorney for the Honorable Judge Kenneth O. Nix in the Superior Court of Cobb County, leaving in January of 2009 to join the law firm of Belli, Weil, Grozbean & Davis LLP.   

Ms. Alter joined Baskin & Baskin, P.C. in April of 2010, leaving in July of 2014 to start her own law firm.  Though practicing in other areas, Ms. Alter has particular expertise in domestic relations matters, including: 

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Child Custody

Ms. Alter is a Registered Neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GODR) as an Arbitrator and as a Mediator in the following areas: 

  • General mediation (civil)
  • Domestic relations
  • Specialized domestic violence mediation
  • Delinquency mediation 
  • Deprivation/dependency mediation.

Ms, Alter is admitted to practice in all State and Superior Courts in Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Ohio (allowing practice in all lower Courts), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Educational Background

The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1975

Emory University School of Law, Doctor of Law, 1978

Admitted to Practice:

Superior Courts in the State of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Georgia

Supreme Court of Ohio (allowing practice in all lower Courts)

United States District Court

Northern District of Georgia

Supreme Court of the United States

Registered Neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution

Mediator in Civil and Domestic cases on March 30, 2006

Arbitrator in Civil cases on January 22, 2007

Registered for Domestic Violence and Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency


Cobb County Bar Association; President, Family Law Section 2006-2007 

Member of Board of Trustees of Cobb County Bar Association 2006-2007

Vice president Family Law Section of the Cobb County Bar Association 2007-2008

Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta

Blue Ridge Bar Association

NAACP, Silver Life Member

Work Experience:

July 2014 to present:  Founder of Greenbaum Alter Law Inc.
Specializing in mediation, arbitration, and Guardian Ad Litem work 

April, 2010 to July 2014:  Senior associate attorney with Baskin & Baskin, P.C. Marietta, GA
Specializing in family law, including Guardian Ad Litem work and family law mediation

February, 2009 to March, 2010: Associate attorney with Belli, Weil, Grozbean & Davis, LLP Atlanta, GA
General practice: Domestic relations, Criminal law, Personal Injury, Business litigation, Appellate practice and mediation.

2001 to January, 2009:  Staff Attorney for Judge Kenneth Nix, Superior Court of Cobb County

1990 to 2001:  Lived in California.  Fulltime parent and active community volunteer.

1978 to 1989: General Practice of Law with Ray Gary, Sr., Mableton, Georgia.
Domestic relations, Juvenile cases, Criminal cases, Bankruptcy, personal injury, simple wills and probate matters, Administrative Law; Social Security Disability, including filing a federal class action suit.  I was invited by the Social Security Administration to Washington to testify regarding the issue of attorney fees in disability cases.  Assistant Solicitor for the Municipal Court of Marietta, prosecuting traffic cases.


Family Law Institute May 2005: Faculty member
Cobb Bar Association Family Law Seminar December 2006; Chair and speaker
Monthly Family Law CLE meetings 2006-2007; Program Chair
Law School Orientations on Professionalism; Volunteer 2007
Cobb Bar 2005; Law Day Committee
Cobb Bar Law Day 2006; Silent Auction Co-chair Cobb County Family Law Workshop; Volunteer

Firm Name:   Greenbaum Alter Law
Address:        P.O. Box 1718 Marietta, Georgia 30061-1718 
Phone:           770-757-6616
Email:            [email protected]