How To Calculate Child Support in Georgia – 2019 Edition

Child support is a payment paid to the custodial parent from the noncustodial parent. This payment is to offset the loss in combined income from there no longer being two parents involved. In the state of Georgia, there is a child support calculator to give you the exact amount you would pay. Keep in mind,…

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What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

Law is very complex. Hiring a good attorney is even more complex. There are hourly charges, retainer fees, and the confusion around what they exactly do. In this article I break down a criminal defense attorney. What Do They Do? A criminal defense attorney will represent people who are charged with a crime. This crime…

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How Miranda Rights Can Get You Out of a Conviction

Flashback to the last time you watched a show about cops, right before the handcuffs go on their wrists the police officer is reading the suspect their rights. This is not just for TV. The police officer or officers have to read you your rights when placing you under arrest. This procedure stems from a…

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How To Get A Restraining Order

Whether you have obtained a stalker or you have to safeguard you or your kids from a dangerous relative, restraining orders are a legal way of telling someone to “stay away.” Figure out what it entails and when you need to file to get a restraining order in Georgia. Restraining orders are issued by the…

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What's Probable Cause?

You have most likely heard about probable cause from an officer or a TV show, and it is often confused with reasonable suspicion. Knowing the difference can result in you possibly dismissing your case with no charges. Probable cause is when an officer, based off their knowledge of the facts, has a reasonable amount of…

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Breaking Down Murder vs. Manslaughter

Killing another person has many different names. Depending on how it is labeled, the penalty can be severe, which is why it is important to hire a reputable attorney. Manslaughter is similar to murder because it is the unlawful killing of another individual. The difference is manslaughter is not intending to kill another person. The…

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How to Get a Divorce in Georgia

In order to get a divorce one of the partners must have lived in Georgia for at least six months prior to filing. The divorce documents must be filed in the Superior Court of the county where you live. The forms will include information about assets, debts, living arrangements, children, and the reason for getting…

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What are the Basics of Getting Divorced in Georgia?

All states have special requirements for getting divorced. Georgia’s laws enable “no-fault” reasons for getting a divorce. Of course, there are other premises for separating such as adultery, abuse, etc. However, one partner doesn’t have to be at fault for the failed marriage. One partner has to have been a member for at least six…

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Top 5 Factors In Determining Who Gets Child Custody In Georgia

Divorce is not easy. If you have kids it makes it that much harder. Who gets custody? How does visitation work? What’s a parenting plan? What is in the best interest of the child? These questions get thrown around a lot. This post will address these questions and let you know the top 5 factors…

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Child's Best Interest – Full List of Factors

This is a list of all the factors a judge will take into account when deciding a child’s best interest in Georgia. A child best interest is required when determining child custody when a couple cannot come to an agreement without a court decision. The courts of Georgia want “to preserve and strengthen family relationships”…

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