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Domestic Violence Is on the Rise During the COVID-19 Crisis

During normal times, individuals and families spend at least some part of their days away from each other, whether that is at work or at school. But during the COVID-19 crisis, restrictions on movement have forced families to hunker down in close proximity for extended periods of time. These types of living situations can be difficult and cause tempers to flare, particularly given the stress and anxiety surrounding the crisis. For some...

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Bankruptcy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

The global coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, its disease, has presented the world with one its most significant challenges in decades, wreaking havoc on nearly every aspect of our lives. With most affected countries virtually on lockdown, it has taken a significant toll on the global economy. This economic disruption has cost millions their jobs, with the number job loss claims in the United States rising to the highest levels on record in...

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Governor Kemp Clarifies Shelter in Place Order’s Effect on Custodial Arrangements

On March 14, 2020, Governor Kemp issued Executive Order 03.14.20.01 declaring a public health state of emergency in Georgia to stop further spread of Covid-19. He then issued Executive Order 04.02.20.01, directing all residents and visitors of the state of Georgia to practice social distancing and to shelter in place in their homes. As with most shelter in place orders nationwide, there was a great deal of confusion and concern over its exact...

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Bankruptcy and Property Division in a Divorce

Many Americans have debts of all kinds, whether it be student loan debt, credit card debt, auto loan debt, etc. Individuals who encounter unexpected financial setbacks often fall behind on paying their debts, which begins the unpleasant collections process. For debts that are truly insurmountable, bankruptcy offers debtors a fresh start by allowing them to liquidate their debts or create a more manageable payment plan. However, bankruptcy...

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Paternity Law in Georgia: A Brief Overview

Paternity refers to the parental rights and responsibilities of a man with respect to his children. The easiest way to establish paternity is to through marriage, as children born to married parents are automatically considered legitimate in Georgia. However, establishing paternity becomes much more complex for children who are born out of wedlock. Fathers of children born out of wedlock must establish paternity through legal means if they wish...

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Federal Trucking Regulations Governing Commercial Truck Operators in Georgia

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...

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