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3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Car Accident Case

Posted by on July 31, 2017 in Blog

As Woodstock car accident attorneys, we are relentless in our pursuit of compensation and justice for those who have been injured because of the negligence and recklessness of others. We work tirelessly to assemble the strongest possible case to put our clients in an optimal position to obtain a substantial settlement or prevail at trial. If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a car accident, you have every right to expect your lawyer to do everything he or she can on your behalf. But there are also things that you can do to help...

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Social Media and Divorce: Your Posts Can and Will Be Used Against You

Posted by on July 25, 2017 in Blog

Thanks for visiting our blog and reading this post. We hope you find it interesting and informative. If you do, you may even decide to share it on social media. But if you are in the middle of divorce proceedings or anticipate getting divorced in the foreseeable future, you’ll want to be extremely careful with other information, photos, or comments you share and post online. While posting an eye-catching article or a funny cat video may not cause you problems, sharing thoughts, comments or pictures about your life, marriage and spouse on...

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Do Kids Get a Say in Georgia Child Custody Arrangements?

Posted by on June 30, 2017 in Blog

Children do not have say in whether or not their parents will get divorced, even though  divorce impacts children the heaviest. Their lives are forever changed, no matter how amicable the separation. Generally, the biggest disruption comes with dividing time between parents when determining custodial arrangements.  Older children, usually age ten and up, tend to have strong feelings about where and who they will live with.  If the parents are unable to agree where the child will reside primarily, will a Georgia judge consider the child’s...

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Equitable, Not Equal: How Property is Divided in a Georgia Divorce

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Blog

By the time a marriage deteriorates to the point of divorce, both spouses usually have accumulated a lot of baggage – and property. From furniture to vehicles to pensions to the martial home, all of the assets that were acquired during the course of a marriage must be allocated between the spouses as part of a Georgia divorce. Ideally, the parties and their divorce attorneys reach a negotiated resolution as to the division of property and assets between them. When that doesn’t happen, however, a judge or jury will  get involved and do the job...

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OH Baby! Birth Mother Expenses and Adoption in Georgia

Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Blog

Though adoptions may seem simpler than a personal injury case or a bankruptcy, there are still little nuances in the law that are useful to know beforehand and during the process. A private, independent, or direct placement adoption is an adoption arranged between a birth family and an adoptive family without using a public agency.  Private adoption agencies and attorneys are able to assist adoptive parents in this type of adoption. “Birth mother expenses” are a common point of discussion in adoptions, and it varies in adoptions...

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BREAKING: Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage

Posted by on June 26, 2015 in Blog

The Supreme Court has ruled in a plurality 5-4 opinion that same sex marriage is a fundamental Constitutional right, and that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex.  This means all other marriage related rights such as divorce, child support, custody, and alimony now apply to unions between people of the same sex.  This also means joint bankruptcies are now possible as well! Justice Kennedy delivered the plurality opinion, in which Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan...

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BLOCK EVERYONE: Facebook is not your friend in litigation

Posted by on June 8, 2015 in Blog

The twenty-first century is all about social media.  We tweet, like, post, snap, every waking moment of our daily lives.  While social media is a useful tool to keep up with old friends (or stalk new ones ;)), a high volume of social media activity is typically anything BUT positive when it comes to your law suit.   Listen to me, and listen to me WELL, people.  ANYTHING – and this is in caps because I really do mean ANYTHING – you post on a social media website is discoverable.  The opposing party in any case can use it to...

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Should you tell your lawyer you were arrested for murder?

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Blog

Yes.  Yes you should tell your lawyer if you were arrested and/or investigated for murder. One of our associate attorneys was sitting in for a deposition for a client who was seriously injured in a car accident. Depositions are fairly standard and the attorney for the insurance company asks a series of fairly basic questions.  As the attorney is asking our client the standard background of questions, the associate, newly admitted to the bar, is diligently making notes. Suddenly, then note writing halts and she looks up. Question: Have you...

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SPOUSE V GIRLFRIEND

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Blog

When attending mediation in a divorce case, we highly advise AGAINST bringing your girlfriend or boyfriend. Today, we were mediating with Andy Flink, a very well renowned mediator in North Metro Atlanta.  My client arrived early for the mediation and was updating us on her personal status.  My soon to be divorced client (wife) continued updating my paralegal. I excused myself to get my briefcase out of the car. As I entered the parking lot, I looked to my right and noticed a man who looked like the Defendant/Husband. I thought to myself,...

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Ambulance Chasers: I SMELL BLOOD

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Blog

It is actually illegal in Georgia to be an ambulance chaser (a/k/a a “runner”). These are people paid by the big firms to harass you in the hospital or at the scene of your car wreck, car crash, motorcycle crash or collision with a tractor trailer. These people are like mosquitoes. They smell blood and they flock. If you are contacted directly by an attorney or someone working for the attorney within thirty days of your injury, wreck, crash or collision, call the Georgia Bar and report the person. Regular ordinary people like you...

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