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May 2020 Archives

Know these 2 types of adoptions

Adopting a child is a beautiful experience, but you still need to take steps to protect yourself. When you're dealing with a private or agency adoption, you may have the option to choose a closed or open adoption. The differences between these two are stark. Be sure you understand what you're getting into, no matter which one you choose.

Can your juvenile be tried as an adult in Georgia?

If you're a parent, you know one thing for certain: Teenagers don't think like adults. For the most part, they tend to be impulsive and take a somewhat short view of the future. That's partly because they're simply inexperienced and partly because their neurological development -- which is ultimately responsible for decision-making -- isn't complete.

Zoning plans might have been shortsighted

In many areas around Georgia, the zoning and land use plans were set long ago. While they might have been set with the best of intentions, there's a chance that they might not be what's best for the area now. Anyone who's attempting to find a parcel of property to purchase should review the zoning and land use for it. There's a chance that it isn't zoned for your intended use.

Get help if you want to seek sole custody of your children

Your children are everything to you, and it's frustrating that you are having your time with them threatened. You and your spouse are divorcing because of arguments and domestic abuse, and the last thing you want is for your children to continue being exposed to that kind of situation.

What happens when your business partner wants to leave?

When you launched your company, you and your business partner were the proverbial "dream team." Your motivations were similar, your energies were aligned and you had a united vision. Now, you and your business partner haven't seen eye-to-eye for a while, and your partner has finally decided that it's time to move on.

Understanding pleas and plea deals in a criminal matter

Facing criminal charges of any sort is a difficult undertaking. Some people might think that just burying the situation will make it easier to deal with it; however, you must ensure that you're addressing the matter as soon as possible. The more time you have to prepare your defense strategy, the more secure you might feel with it.

Is it time for estate planning? Any time is the right time

It can be hard to start thinking about your estate plans because it draws attention to the fact that you won't be around forever. Everyone ages, and death is a part of life. Fortunately, your estate plan can make this process easier for everyone.

Protect your interests when you end your marriage

Your divorce is a serious matter that can dramatically alter your future. It's imperative that you think carefully about how you handle each aspect of it because of this. We know that you're probably feeling a vast array of emotions now. We're here to help you review the options that you have so that you can make the decisions that work toward the outcome you need in the matter.

Using property division to enjoy a fresh start after divorce

Leaving a long-term marriage is a challenge. More than likely, you've accumulated a lot of assets and possibly some debt. It's imperative that you take the time to think about how these will be split up because you might find that that they have a major impact on the way your single life begins.

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