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Federal Trucking Regulations Governing Commercial Truck Operators in Georgia

Posted by on December 31, 2019 in Blog, personal injury

Commercial trucks and other large vehicles are a common sight on Atlanta-area highways. If you drive frequently in the Atlanta metro area, you know how intimidating these large vehicles can be. In fact, commercial vehicles can weigh in at nearly 25 times the average passenger car, which often means that in a collision between these two vehicles the occupants of the passenger car are much more likely to suffer serious injuries, including permanent disability or death. Because commercial vehicles pose a significant risk to other drivers on the...

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Does Traffic Congestion in the Atlanta Metro Area Lead to More Car Accidents?

Posted by on November 29, 2019 in Blog, personal injury

As you probably know if you live in the Atlanta metro area, our city has some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. In fact, in 2018, transportation analytics company INRIX ranked Atlanta the fourth-worst city in the United States for traffic congestion. Residents of the Atlanta metropolitan area experience long, frustrating commutes, losing nearly 108 hours each year to traffic congestion. Although traffic congestion may mean slower driving speeds, heavy traffic nonetheless may lead to more car accidents and injuries. This article...

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Woodstock Divorce Lawyers Explain Adultery and Divorce in Georgia

Posted by on October 31, 2019 in Blog, Divorce

It can be devastating to find out your spouse has been unfaithful during your marriage. For most couples, adultery is an irreparable breach of trust. As a result, most states recognize adultery as grounds for a married couple to seek a divorce. If you live in the Atlanta metro area, however, it is important to consult a knowledgeable and experienced Woodstock divorce lawyer before filing for divorce on grounds of adultery. Georgia law establishes strict standards for proving adultery in a contested divorce proceeding. Allegations of adultery...

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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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