Blog Posts in 2010

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Preparing for Legal Separation

Legal separation is a complicated process that can be emotionally draining. However, when spouses are fully prepared for their separations, they usually find that the process is less traumatic and ...
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Atlanta Woman Charged with DUI and Homicide

In Atlanta, a 26 year old woman by the name of Christa Scott has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and first degree homicide with a motor vehicle. The Atlanta Police Department also ...
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3 Reasons You Need a Divorce Lawyer

If you are going through a divorce in Gwinnett County, it is important that you secure the services of a Gwinnett County family lawyer. Whether you think you need legal representation or not, it is ...
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Child Custody in Georgia: Can Children Choose?

In the state of Georgia, when parents are going through a child custody matter, they often wonder if their children can choose which parent they want to live with. Generally speaking, if the children ...
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Dad Facing DUI Charges after Forcing Daughter to Drink

In Georgia, a man was arrested and placed in jail after police learned that he forced his nine year old daughter to drink beer. According to police, the nine year old had a blood alcohol concentration ...
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Couple from Extreme Makeover Files for Divorce

Recently, news sources confirmed that a couple that appeared on popular television show "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" has filed for divorce. The couple, Greg and Ginger Akers, appeared on ...
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Teacher Faces Felony Charges for Punching Student

In Albany, Georgia, a teacher is facing felony charges after being accused of punching a student on March 17 th. The teacher is employed with the Dougherty School System. District Attorney for the ...
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When Can Child Support be Modified?

In Georgia, a parent may seek modification of child support whenever there is a drastic change in income or the needs of the children involved. For example, if the parent that pays child support ...
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H.E.A.T. Cracks Down on Traffic Offenses

In 2003, the state of Georgia launched "100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.", a public awareness campaign. H.E.A.T. stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic and is meant to crack down on ...
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Georgia DUI Breath Tests

In the state of Georgia, it is illegal to drive while under the influence of any intoxicating substance, such as alcohol, drugs or even prescription medications that impair judgment. Additionally, it ...
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DeShawn Snow on Verge of Divorce

DeShawn Snow, a former cast member from the show "Real Housewives of Atlanta", is filing for divorce from her husband. Snow is married to former NBA player, Eric Snow, and reports are ...
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DNA Tests Prove Man Was Not Guilty of Rape After All

In Cleveland, Ohio a man was vindicated after 30 years after a DNA test proved he did not rape an eleven-year-old girl. In his own words, Raymond Towler, now 52, said, “It finally happened, I ...
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Pre-Divorce Words of Advice

If you're considering a divorce, it's wise to start planning ahead and the time is now. There are several important areas to consider when planning for a divorce; following are a few of the ...
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Men Arrested For Animal Cruelty

According to a recent article written by Josh Green, staff writer for the Gwinnett Daily Post, Gwinnett authorities arrested two men this week in separate cases,charging them with endangering the ...
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Doing What's Best for the Child

One of the toughest parts of a divorce involves making decisions relating to children. One is supposed to make decisions "In the best interests of the child." What does this really mean? The ...
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Types of Property Crimes

The term "property crimes" can apply to two separate classifications of crimes. First, it applies to those crimes committed on another person's property or against another person's ...
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Divorce Litigation v. Divorce Mediation

When a couple chooses to end their marriage, they need to consider whether or not they'd like to try and work out their divorce through mediation, or if they'd rather settle their case by ...
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Is the Economy Affecting the Divorce Rate?

The recession is taking its toll on more than just the unemployment rate. It's no secret that in these tough economic times, the housing market has taken a hit. Not only are people falling behind ...
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More Fathers are Being Awarded Primary Custody

An interesting trend is starting to emerge in family law courts across the country. For the first time ever, a significant amount of men are receiving primary custody of their children. One study ...
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Types of Adoption

Adoption is a truly rewarding experience that can bring endless joy to both the adoptive parents' and child's lives. If you and your spouse have made the decision to adopt a child, or if you ...
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Fraud v. Forgery

Fraud is a relatively broad term applied to any illegal act in which the offender uses deceitful or deceptive means to carry out the crime. In almost all instances of fraud, the offender is trying to ...
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Georgia Ranks 15th in Domestic Violence Murders

According to the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Georgia Commission of Family Violence, the state ranks 15 th in the country for domestic violence murders. This puts Georgia in the ...
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What are Violent Crimes?

A violent crime is considered any criminal act in which the offender uses violence or the threat of violence to carry out their crime. Examples of violent crimes include: Murder or Manslaughter ...
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Restraining Order Violations

If someone has filed a restraining order against you, it is very important that you do not violate the restraining order in any way. Restraining order violations are a crime in and of themselves, and ...
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Reduce Your Child Support Payments By Requesting a Modification

There are times when it may be necessary to ask the judge to change a child support, child custody, or visitation order. When that time comes, it’s best to work with a knowledgeable ...
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