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March 2016 Archives

A closer look at how Georgia's parole process works - II

In a previous post, we began examining the parole process here in Georgia in the hopes of providing both those who are currently incarcerated and their loved ones with a better understanding of how exactly the Parole Board arrives at decisions to grant inmates early release from prison.  

What to Expect from a Divorce

Going through a divorce can be emotional, confusing, and overwhelming, especially if you don't know what to expect during the process. Whether you're facing a contested divorce or uncontested divorce near Cumming, hiring a lawyer should be your first step. Your lawyer can help you navigate the process of obtaining your divorce decree as you make important decisions about child custody and division of assets. As you go through the process of divorce, here are some of the things you can expect.

Georgia juvenile justice reforms lead to positive results

State governments are often under pressure to cut costs, even if it means marginalizing some people or groups who depend on state-funded services to get by or to make a positive change in their lives. However, what is sometimes overlooked is that by making investments up front, there may increased cost savings down the line, as well as meaningful benefits for those who need them.

Outcry over Georgia's controversial business bill grows louder

Last month, our blog spent some time discussing how Georgia was making headlines across the nation over a controversial piece of legislation -- House Bill 757 -- that its sponsors claim is designed to provide "religious freedom" to business owners in the state.

Some convictions are tough to live down

The potential to receive a sentence involving jail time, a heavy fine or both is something that weighs upon the minds of most people who are charged with a criminal offense. And while these penalties are meant to be serious, in an attempt to prevent the offenses in the first place, there are some crimes that have penalties that go beyond incarceration.

What are the core elements of a comprehensive estate plan?

Chances are pretty good that you've been told on more than one occasion by a friend or family member that you need to have an estate plan in place. Chances are also pretty good that you already know that having an estate plan in place can help ensure that your wishes are honored and that it could provide your family with much-needed clarity in the event of your incapacity.

Answering Questions About Child Visitation

During most divorces, child custody and visitation are primary concerns for both parents. Family law requires the courts to make decisions about visitation that are in the best interests of the children. To protect your rights to child custody and visitation near Cumming, hire an experienced family law attorney to handle your case. Here are the answers to some common legal questions parents have regarding child visitation.

3 things every Georgia driver should know about DUI

When you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, you may be taken by surprise. If you are driving in a manner that leads a law enforcement officer to stop you, chances are you aren't aware that you are doing anything wrong, whether or not you ultimately are shown to be over the legal limit for DUI in Georgia.

Understanding more about business formation: Corporations

Much of the discussion surrounding the launch of a new business understandably centers on the long-term viability of the product or services that are going to be offered, the sales projections and how the organization will look to define itself in the marketplace.

Purchasing limit on allergy medicine introduced in bid to crack down on meth

While law enforcement officials here in Georgia have always taken a rather aggressive stance toward drug crime, they have cracked down on methamphetamine-related offenses particularly hard in recent years going after addicts, suppliers and, of course, manufacturers.

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