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Understanding Georgia’s “Super Speeder” Law

Posted by on September 30, 2019 in Blog, personal injury

Reckless speeders are dangerous to everyone on the road and excessive speeds typically lead to higher fatality rates. Drive defensively and if you are injured by someone who was speeding, let us help you get the compensation you deserve. The Facts Speed-related automobile fatalities are staggeringly high in the United States. In recent years, Georgia has seen a significant increase in the number of speed-related vehicle fatalities with hundreds of deaths attributed to high speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has...

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Potential Damages in a Georgia Car Accident Lawsuit

Posted by on August 30, 2019 in Blog, personal injury

In the state of Georgia, if you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts of a third-party, you may be entitled to damages accounting for the various losses that you have suffered.  Damages available in Georgia car accident lawsuits operate much the same as in other jurisdictions — plaintiffs may recover compensatory damages and, infrequently, may be awarded punitive damages in cases involving conduct that is particularly egregious. Have you been injured in a car accident due to the fault of...

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Watch Out For – And Avoid – These Underhanded Divorce Tricks

Posted by on April 30, 2019 in Blog, Divorce

The hurricane of emotions involved in a divorce – anger and resentment, sadness and loss – rarely brings out the best in the people. These emotions can cause even the most level-headed, rational, and kind individuals to act in wildly uncharacteristic ways. For those who are inclined to let negative emotions take control or who, they may see their divorce as an all-out war with their spouse where all is fair – even when it clearly isn’t. All of this can cause divorcing spouses to say and do things which are unethical, underhanded, or designed...

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What is The Injury Victim’s Role in a Georgia Car Accident Lawsuit?

Posted by on March 29, 2019 in personal injury

After you’ve suffered an injury in a car accident, many unfamiliar challenges await. Recovery from your injuries can involve lengthy medical treatment and multiple surgeries. You may need extensive rehabilitation to regain the ability to function as you did before your accident. Pain, loss of mobility, and the inability to work for an extended period add further stress to an already difficult time. If another driver’s recklessness or negligence caused your injuries, you might also find yourself dealing with lawyers and lawsuits for the first...

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Alimony Payments Are No Longer Tax Deductible. What Does this Mean for Your Divorce?

Posted by on February 28, 2019 in Blog, Divorce

For decades, alimony payments were tax-deductible. If you agreed to pay alimony as part of the divorce process (or if a court ordered you to pay alimony in a contentious divorce), you were entitled to deduct your payments from your gross income on your federal tax return. As of 2019, this is no longer the case. For divorces finalized after January 1, 2019, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act alimony payors are not entitled to a tax deduction. Instead, payors must pay federal tax on income they pay to their former spouse, and their former spouse...

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Essential Elements of a Georgia Parenting Plan in Child Custody Cases

Posted by on September 28, 2018 in Blog, Child Custody and Visitation

If they so choose and they’ve resolved all issues between themselves, couples who don’t have children won’t have to deal with each other ever again after the ink dries on their final divorce decree. Divorcing parents, however, don’t have the same luxury. Mom and dad will have to regularly interact and find a way to work together in raising their children if they both want to have meaningful roles as parents. This can be complicated and perilous, especially when the parents have a difficult time being civil and cooperative. That is the main...

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Getting Divorced? Make These Important Estate Planning Changes

Posted by on August 31, 2018 in Blog, Divorce

The things that make up a marriage – love, trust, respect – are usually long gone well before the judge signs the final judgment for dissolution of marriage at the end of a divorce. But before a divorce proceeding is filed and while it is pending – which can be for years – a lot doesn’t change, such as the beneficiary of your insurance policy, the person who gets to make health care or financial decisions for you if you become incapacitated or the trustee of your trust. However, when those individuals are your soon-to-be-former...

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Child Support FAQs

Posted by on July 31, 2018 in Child Support

Child support is the way children are provided with the means and resources they need to grow and thrive after their parents get divorced. At North Metro Litigators, our Alpharetta child support lawyers provide experienced representation to ensure that child support obligations are fair when established, modified when necessary and appropriate, and enforced when a parent fails to meet their responsibilities. We also provide answers to the many questions parents have about child support. Some of the most common questions we hear include: How...

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Alpharetta Child Custody Lawyers Answer Custody & Visitation FAQs

Posted by on June 29, 2018 in Child Custody and Visitation

What does “custody” mean? In Georgia, the term “custody” actually refers to two different concepts: physical custody and legal custody. It is important that parents understand the distinctions between the two as they work through the custody process. Physical Custody. Physical custody refers to where a child will live and who they will live with. Often, parents share physical custody of their children (known as joint physical custody), with one parent usually having primary physical custody, meaning that this parent’s household will be the...

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New Georgia Law Bans Use of Handheld Devices While Driving In Effort to Reduce Distracted Driving Tragedies

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Blog, personal injury

In 2015, five nursing students from Georgia Southern University were killed when their cars were hit by a tractor-trailer. The truck driver, who was charged with homicide for these senseless deaths, was texting at the time of the collision and completely failed to stop before rear-ending the students. On May 2, 2018, the families of those young people stood behind Gov. Nathan Deal as he signed a new Georgia distracted driving law which prohibits motorists from handling their cell phones and other electronic devices while driving and...

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