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Why young people need prenuptial agreements

Family law attorneys have found that more millennials are getting prenuptial agreements than ever. One divorce attorney who has seen this increase firsthand says, "Couples have a more protective attitude to preserving assets that they've accumulated on their own." Even if at this point in their lives they have more debt than assets, "they're thinking forward."

Dealing with voluntary manslaughter charges

United States law divides murder and homicide crimes into different categories. Defendants are charged according to the type of homicide crime they have committed. Voluntary manslaughter is the killing of another person in the heat of the moment. The basic difference between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter is that of intention. For the prosecution to press voluntary manslaughter charges, the situation before the killing should be emotionally and mentally disturbing for the defendant. If the judge is not convinced, the defendant may be charged with first or second-degree murder.

How serious is a DUI conviction in Georgia?

Operating any motor vehicle comes with some risk. Because they are generally massive and moving at high speeds, vehicles have the potential to cause significant damage if they are handled poorly. To keep people as safe as possible, there are many laws that are designed to keep drivers attentive and alert.

6-month investigation leads to marijuana-related arrests

Criminal charges involving marijuana can carry significant penalties, particularly when they involve trafficking of the drug. Two Georgia men are facing such charges after a six-month-long multi-agency investigation led to their arrest this month. The investigation was a partnership of the Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Rome Police Department.

Is divorce the right choice for you?

If your marriage is on the rocks, you may have contemplated the idea of divorce. You probably have some expectations about divorce if you seen your parents or friends go through a split. However, seeing it second hand and experiencing it yourself are two different things. Making the decision to end the marriage is not one to be taken lightly, especially when there are children involved.

Hiding your assets from your spouse

Going through a divorce is difficult, and many couples want to get through it as quickly as possible. Getting through it with as little stress and conflict is ideal if you want to move on. But long legal battles have now become a part of many divorce proceeding. Once the divorce agreement is signed, it difficult to have it changed. It is important to negotiate properly and work out all the small details of the divorce agreements before signing.

How a Lawyer Can Prepare an Excellent Criminal Defense Strategy

The immediate steps taken upon your arrest will determine your future outcome. It can spell the difference between freedom and incarceration for the next phase of your life. Protecting yourself and your loved ones becomes a basic instinct whenever a prison sentence is dangled before you. Not only is your reputation on the line but also face the possibility of losing cherished moments with your family.

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