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OH Baby! Birth Mother Expenses and Adoption in Georgia

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....

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BREAKING: Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage

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...

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BLOCK EVERYONE: Facebook is not your friend in litigation

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 –...

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How to Make Your Judge Hate You.

This started as a post about court room manners and etiquette.  Then it turned into a lecture.  Then I realized that it is Friday and no one likes to be lectured about manners generally, and especially not on a Friday, so I deleted everything and figured I would try some reverse psychology. So, here is a step by step guide on how to really (and I mean REALLY) infuriate your Judge, tank your case, and waste everyone’s time (and money)!  No...

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Welcome

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” -William Shakespeare, 2 Henry VI, 4.2.59 The world of the law is often as complex and misunderstood as the above words of William Shakespeare.  Those who enter into litigation rarely take their first steps into the unknown without some degree of hesitance about what lies ahead.  The path from the initial filings to the final hearing is often unfamiliar territory, peppered...

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