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November 2017 Archives

What does an IQ have to do with parenting and child custody?

Does being smart on paper make someone a good parent? Should someone with intellectual disabilities be denied the right to be a parent? These are questions many parents across the country are asking since having their children taken away from them. What does one's IQ have to do with parenting and child custody, and what can parents in Georgia do if it becomes an issue for them?

Website access-related business litigation

Many company owners in Georgia have websites. It is the way the world is going and it is just good for business -- generally. How one's website is set up really does matter. It needs to be easy to navigate, have a good flow and give a good impression; after all, it may be the only thing a consumer sees before deciding whether to utilize one's services. Preparing the perfect website really is a tall order and can be quite stressful, but getting it right matters as it is possible for consumers to file business litigation claims if it is not.

Georgia land use and zoning: mixed-use development coming soon

Getting approval to build in an already busy area may not prove easy for developers in Georgia. However, city officials in Atlanta recently approved a site for a mixed-use development. This is a project that has been talked about for over a year. As the development is a mixed-use site, the developer may have had to go through a lot to get land use and zoning approval.

Family business, prenuptial agreement and divorce

Family-owned-and-operated businesses make up 90 percent of all businesses in the United States. That is significant. It is safe to say that numerous Georgia residents are among those who have started or are a part of family-owned companies. What happens to these companies in the event of divorce?

Estate administration mismanaged in Max Hopper case

Every year, numerous Georgia residents have the unpleasant task of closing out the estates of loved ones. When there is no will or other estate planning documents in place, the court may assign a bank or other representative to manage the estate. What can beneficiaries do if they feel that the estate administration is being mismanaged? They can do what the heirs of Max Hopper did and file claims against the executor.

Forsyth man facing DUI charges

A Forsyth man was recently arrested after striking a police officer with his car. The accused is charged with DUI. This is not the first time he has faced criminal charges.

Trust, taxes and estate administration

Many Georgia residents, while setting up their estate plans, will create trusts in order to keep their assets protected in the event of their death or incapacitation. There are certainly benefits to doing so. It all really depends on what type of trust one creates, as it can affect how things are handled during estate administration, such as taxes.

What soldiers can teach company owners about business planning

Setting up a business and making plans for its future may sound relatively simple, but is it? Some company owners in Georgia and elsewhere may find that it is anything but. When it comes to business planning, those with the answers may not be business-minded people at all. Instead, they are individuals whose lives literally depend on planning.

Facing heroin-related drug charges?

In Georgia and elsewhere, heroin is the drug of choice for a number of people. However, as it is still considered an illegal substance, those caught with it for personal use or for distribution purposes may face drug charges. Depending on what type of charges are levied, the consequences -- if convicted -- may be quite severe.

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