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Woodstock Divorce Lawyers Explain Adultery and Divorce in Georgia

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...

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Understanding Georgia’s “Super Speeder” Law

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...

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Woodstock Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses Big Rig Accident Statistics

Every day, tens of thousands of large commercial trucks and 18-wheelers crisscross Georgia’s streets and highways. These hulking vehicles, carrying tons of cargo and large amounts of fuel, must share the road with much smaller passenger vehicles. Driving a truck safely requires more attention, skill, and training than operating a car. Like other drivers, however, truck drivers often drive recklessly, violate safety laws and regulations, or...

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

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Getting Divorced? Make These Important Estate Planning Changes

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...

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

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...

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