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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

In a car accident injury lawsuit, you are not just an injury victim. You are a plaintiff and a party to a legal proceeding. You are a key witness who saw or experienced the events that are at the heart of the lawsuit, as well as a witness who can testify about the injuries you suffered and the impact it has had on your life. You are also the client in an attorney-client relationship; a connection that will play a critical role during the process. Eyewitness Many car accidents happen suddenly and without any warning. That may mean you didn’t...

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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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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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10 Questions to Ask When Looking for an Alpharetta Car Accident Attorney

Posted by on April 30, 2018 in Blog, personal injury

You have probably been on a job interview before. The person interviewing you is considering you for an important job. They want to know about your experience and qualifications. They will want to get a sense of your skills and how you approach your work. They need to know whether you will be responsive and hard-working, and they may want to hear from references who can confirm your qualities. At the end of the interview, you will want them to be confident that they can trust you with the very serious responsibilities involved in the...

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How Are Pain & Suffering Damages Calculated in a Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Posted by on February 28, 2018 in Blog

If you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, no jury can make your debilitating pain or limited mobility disappear. No judge can relieve the sadness that comes with not being able to play with your kids or do all the things that made your life what it was before your injury. No verdict can heal profound grief or bring back a loved one who was lost suddenly because of another person’s reckless conduct. While judges and juries can’t necessarily make pain and suffering go away, they can and do try to make things better by...

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Why You Should NEVER Negotiate With a Car Insurance Company Without a Lawyer

Posted by on January 31, 2018 in Blog

Car insurance companies spend tens of millions of dollars every year on ads designed to convince you that they are your “good neighbors,” that you will be “in good hands” with them, or that they are “on your side.” But if you’ve been injured in a car accident and have to deal with the other driver’s insurance company, all of those statements are as believable as a talking gecko. Too many car accident victims place too much faith in the insurance company’s good faith and try to negotiate their claim by themselves, without the assistance of an...

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My Child Was Seriously Injured in a Car Accident. How Can I Seek Compensation for His Injuries?

Posted by on December 26, 2017 in Blog, personal injury

You may be the most careful driver and responsible parent in the world. But that doesn’t mean that you can completely shield your child from the consequences of another driver’s negligence. A serious injury to a child – or worse – is every parent’s worst nightmare, and car accidents in Alpharetta and elsewhere throughout the state of Georgia injure thousands and kill hundreds of kids every year, leaving devastated parents and shattered families in their wake. When that happens, parents are left with the struggles that face the families of all...

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