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October 2020 Archives

Quiet title action falls flat due to no-show in court

A lawsuit over the rightful ownership of a piece of property in Arkansas has made national headlines because it involves Josh Duggar, the well-known former star of the reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting." It's a spectacular example of how not to handle a quiet title action.

Crossing the guard line in Georgia: What you need to know

Georgia has a rather unique law on its books that imposes criminal penalties for people who "cross the guard line" in a correctional facility with certain kinds of contraband on their person. Any attempt to sneak illicit items like weapons or drugs into a jail can be charged as a felony and land you behind bars for up to four years.

Alternative dispute resolution for business disputes

When you have a business dispute, the priority is often getting it resolved so that the business can move on normally. There are several ways that this might happen. In some cases, you might be able to work something out with the other party without any assistance. You may have to turn to other options if you can't work things out.

Understand how easements affect property usage

Some properties have easements attached to them. This means that there is another entity or person who can use specific bits of the land for certain purposes. These are commonly associated with utility companies, but there are other uses for them as well. Checking for an easement on a property you're considering purchasing is one of the due diligence steps you should always complete.

Estate planning can protect blended families

A blended family is a common structure these days, but that doesn't mean that you don't have to think about some specific points and how things will differ because you're in a blended family. One thing that you need to think about is what you're going to do about your estate plan. You can't set things up like you would for a family in which both parents are still living together.

What will happen to my business in divorce?

If you run your own business, you’ve likely spent a lot of hours to build it and ensure it succeeds. You could have seen it grow over the years, adding more employees and greater operations. However, now you are facing a divorce and don’t know how that will impact your business. Will your spouse automatically get half your business’ worth?

How are marital assets divided in Georgia?

When a couple seeks a divorce, their marital assets are divided according to their state's law. Therefore the state that you file in is very important when it comes to asset division. So much so, that those who have the possibility to file in more than one state should carefully consider the pros and cons of each system.

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