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Will you have to go through a divorce trial?

In many cases, people who decide to get divorced don't have to go to court. In fact, if you and your spouse can work out a settlement agreement, you may be able to avoid going to court other than to get that agreement approved.

In most divorces, the reality is that people don't end up at trial. Instead, they are able to work through their issues and come up with settlements that work for them. This might happen through collaborative law, alternative dispute resolution options or simple, informal negotiations between the spouses.

The cop at the door: do I let him in?

We assume that a cop can’t and won’t do anything that is illegal. We think we know law because we watch crime shows on television. We believe we know how courts work from watching movies.

But, the truth is that many of us never took a civics class and most of what we see on T.V. and in the movies is inaccurate – changed and enhanced for drama and effect.

Do you know your rights during a traffic stop?

It was a great family get-together. There is nothing like time with those you love, and you all celebrated your nephew’s graduation with good food, conviviality, good company and plenty of beer and wine. You paced yourself, ate enough food and hydrated with plenty of water.

 So, on the way home, you weren’t concerned when you saw flashing lights signaling you top pull over. Probably a broken taillight, you thought.

What behavior should result in a divorce?

When you said your marriage vows, you promised to love your spouse no matter what - in both bad times and good times. Things have changed since then, and you may be starting to realize that you no longer recognize the person that you have married.

If you are wondering whether you should remain in your relationship and you are considering filing for divorce, you may be hesitant because you are unsure of whether your spouse's behavior is poor "enough" to constitute a divorce. The following is some guidance on how to decide if you are ready to divorce.

How do you defend against drug trafficking charges?

When you found out that you were going to be charged with drug trafficking, you instantly knew the situation was very serious. All across the nation, the authorities are cracking down on drug traffickers, so you could be facing either state or federal felony charges. Either way, a conviction is likely to bring serious jail time.

Do you have any hope for a defense? Certainly. While it may not feel like it right now, there are possible ways to overcome the charges. These include:

Why should I create a digital will?

Historically, the only assets that we left behind were in a financial and physical form, therefore a will accounted for physical possessions. In today's modern world, assets and information that belong to us are also present online. This information can hold sentimental value as well as financial value.

Many people are now seeing the importance of accounting for their digital footprint as part of their estate plan. They want to make sure that their accounts are either closed down or maintained by a trusted individual. If you are unsure about whether you want to create a digital will, the following are some reasons to do so.

What should you do if your neighbor's yard is overgrown?

You have been living in this area of town for several years, and you've always liked your neighbors. They were friendly and kept their property up nicely.

You were sad to see them go when they decided to move, but their family was growing and they needed more room. Now, however, you have a new neighbor who isn't taking care of the space. Weeds and vines have overtaken a chain-link fence between the properties, and their piles of trash have made the area less desirable.

Is a competitor defaming your business?

You're proud of your company. You work hard to do things right, and your customers seem to appreciate it. In fact, you rely a lot on word-of-mouth for new business.

That makes it particularly troubling to hear that one of your close competitors is disparaging your business unfairly to anyone who will listen. Word eventually came back to you through a few customers and even a supplier.

Is a divorce going to affect your child negatively?

One of your greatest concerns with your divorce is that it may negatively affect your children and their future. You want them to be confident and to know that you're always going to be there for them. You want them to have positive relationships and good role models.

Unfortunately, you don't see yourself or your spouse as a good role model right now. You're constantly fighting about your divorce and have seen your child witness you at your worst. You want that to end, so that they can grow up in a better environment. At the same time, you're not sure which is the greatest evil, divorce or conflict?

Your guide to Georgia divorce laws

What divorce will look like for you will depend on a number of different factors. Whether you have an amicable relationship with your spouse, whether you have children, and which state you live in will be some of the biggest.

Many of those filing for a divorce underestimate how much state laws can impact the outcome of a divorce. If you are considering filing for divorce, it is therefore important that you have a full understanding of how the state laws in place will affect you.

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