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Bezos' divorce puts spotlight on prenuptial agreements

The news of the divorce of billionaire Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and his wife, MacKenzie, has returned one word to the minds of Americans: prenup.

It has been reported that the Bezoses did not have a prenuptial agreement, and Jeff Bezos' wealth has been estimated at $136 billion.

Why teenagers don't belong in adult court, adult jail

At our law firm, we always take a rehabilitative approach toward juvenile criminal defendants. We simply don't believe that they belong in an adult court or an adult prison -- even if they're teenagers.

Let's talk about why.

Georgia football player's dreams get off path with court date

On the recent day that a young Georgia man should have been celebrating his future, he was in a courtroom dealing with a problem from his past.

The 22-year-old was due to sign his National Letter of Intent to play the remainder of his college football career at Nebraska. Instead, he was in court in Ware County, Georgia, after turning himself in for a bench warrant issued when he didn't appear in court on a prior charge. Instead of the day being known as the when he signed his college letter, it became known as the day he received probation.

Facebook and infidelity: A clear link?

You already know that a lot of people cite infidelity as a main reason for divorce. Someone cheats on someone else and they can't fix the marriage when the truth comes out. It's a common theme in the movies and in real life.

But how does that cheating happen? Some divorce experts note that Facebook -- and social media, in general -- causes or facilitates a lot of these problems. Social media helps people connect, but those connections are not always so innocent.

Alford plea and resignation ends case against Georgia mayor

The mayor of Snellville, Georgia, has resigned his post after taking a plea deal in a felony case that had to do with tax evasion and illegal use of campaign funds.

The mayor had been suspended from his post since being indicted in 2017 and stepped down after entering an Alford plea to 11 of the 66 charges against him.

Leave nothing to chance in a Georgia child custody hearing

There's nothing more important to you than your kids. And when you split with the co-parent of your children, child custody undoubtedly will be at the top of your mind.

You likely will face a child custody hearing, whether you want sole or joint custody of your children. Before you walk into that Georgia courtroom, you should be prepared for what you will encounter.

What will a Georgia divorce do to your financial security?

Many things in your life change when you decide to get divorced. One of the areas where you are almost certain to feel the impact of ending a marriage is your finances. Divorce is expensive, and it also means splitting your assets with your spouse.

Divorce can have a profound, negative impact on the financial stability of those who go through it. However, in most cases, a little financial instability is preferable to remaining in an unhappy and unhealthy marriage. Educating yourself about the financial consequences of divorce prior to filing can help you take steps to reduce the amount of time it will take you to financially rebound after a divorce.

Georgia man charged for possession of poisonous snakes

In Georgia, you need a license for numerous activities. To drive. To work as an interior decorator. To cut hair. To be a nurse. When you need a license or permit, and don't have it, you can get into trouble.

That's the case with a 28-year-old man who was charged in Jackson County, Georgia, recently after authorities who went to his home to check on reported drug activity found something else — deadly venomous snakes.

Who gets custody of a pet in a Georgia divorce?

We all know someone who owns a pet that is more like family than just a furry friend.

That's especially true in millennial households, which have fewer kids – and more pets – than previous generations did. In fact, a 2016 report said that 75 percent of people in the United States who are in their thirties own dogs, and 51 percent of them have cats. We assume statistics in Georgia are similar.

Georgia woman jailed over misidentified cotton candy

A Georgia woman has filed a lawsuit against law enforcement and Monroe County officials, contending they improperly arrested and jailed her on drug charges.

According to the filing, two Monroe County officers pulled over a car the woman was riding in on Dec. 31, 2016, suspecting that the tinted windows were too dark. After inspecting the car, the officers determined the amount of window tint was within legal limits but still searched the inside of the car.

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