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The Divorce Process Starts with Stating Your Intentions

By Amanda Speights / December 9, 2017 / Comments Off on The Divorce Process Starts with Stating Your Intentions

No one gets married with the idea that they will eventually divorce, but you could find yourself staring this situation in the face at some point.

With so many challenges associated with the divorce process, you need to have a clear idea of your legal rights from the start.

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Top Tips for Obtaining a Child Support Modification

By Amanda Speights / September 9, 2017 / Comments Off on Top Tips for Obtaining a Child Support Modification

If you are required to pay child support, you know how important it is to stay current with your payments.

At some point, you may find that you are unable to make your child support payments in full and on time. If this happens, you may be tempted to pay less and hope for the best. This isn’t the approach you should take.

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Six Tips For a Quicker Divorce

By Amanda Speights / July 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Six Tips For a Quicker Divorce

The decision has been made. A divorce it is. Now how do you accomplish that as quickly as possible? Many family law cases take months or even years to finalize. It does not have to be that way. If you want to file for divorce, and you want it to be over as soon as possible so you can move on with your life, you have options.

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Appealing a Criminal Conviction in Georgia

By Amanda Speights / May 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Appealing a Criminal Conviction in Georgia

So things didn’t go as you hoped they would at trial. What now? In a criminal case, if you try your case and lose, you have an automatic right to appeal your conviction. Although you have a right to an appeal, you must take action to invoke that right and you must do so quickly.

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The Best Interests of a Child

By Amanda Speights / February 23, 2017 / Comments Off on The Best Interests of a Child

When a Judge decides who should receive custody of a child, ultimately, the judge must decide, “What is in the child’s best interests?” Georgia law sets forth several factors the Judge may consider in making that decision. The factors are not all inclusive-the judge may consider issues or items not specified.

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