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Why Adoption Should be a Consideration When Making Estate Plans

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If you are thinking about the future of a spouse and dependents, making an estate plan is one option. This process covers making arrangements that cover how your estate is managed or disposed of if you die or are incapacitated. Parents want to ensure that their surviving minor children can live comfortably. However, the language…

Dealing with the Challenges of Accident Injuries in Georgia

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Getting into an accident on the road or at work can result in serious injuries. How those injuries affect your life will manifest as time passes. Initially, you may hope to return to normal activities. But unfortunately, many people face lifetime disabilities that make it impossible to work or manage everyday chores. There are several…

Five Interesting Legal Facts about Making a Will in Georgia

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As far as legal documents go, a last will and testament is a straightforward document. As long as your assets and estate are managed properly, issues shouldn’t arise in respect to your wishes. However, there are some instances which may make a will legally invalid. If you have any concerns about the validity of your…

Processing the Challenges of Custody Issues in Georgia

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Navigating the issues surrounding child custody in Georgia can become confusing for parents. There are several possible outcomes, based on the laws of the state and circumstances involved in each case. Parents in Georgia share equal rights where child custody is concerned. However, there are still various scenarios that may result in shared custody or…

How Are Child Support Payments Calculated in Georgia?

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Custody and child support hearings are not something most parents look forward to eagerness. There can be many gray areas in these hearings, making it hard to know what to expect. Knowing how child support payments are calculated in Georgia can help alleviate some stress. Income All child support payments are calculated by starting with…

The Importance of Neutral Mediation in Guardianship Disputes

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Families are made up of humans who have their own opinions and desires, brought together by relationships. Even though the family bond is usually one of love and understanding, there are times when this loyalty is tested. In the instance of guardianships, familial relationships can be strained, sometimes beyond repair. Guardianship mediation can help families…

Protecting Your Custody Rights in Georgia

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During a divorce, emotions are high. It can be easy to find yourself in an uphill battle where child custody is concerned. Mediation can protect your custody rights without ever having to step inside a courtroom, bringing stability to you and your children. What is Mediation? Mediation is a process that seeks to come to…

Stepparent Adoption in Georgia

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Becoming a stepparent can be one of the most rewarding things you can experience. There are situations that arise requiring you to take on a parent role to your stepchildren. If this occurs, you may consider adopting your stepchildren. Here are some reasons behind stepparent adoption, and the process you will need to follow in…

Are You Ready to Prepare a Will or Trust?

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For many people, the unfortunate truth is, putting off creating a will is not an option. If you are getting on in years, or suffering from a terminal illness, now is the time to think about how your assets will be distributed after you are gone. The process is not as complicated as you may…

Denied SSDI? What Now?

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If you have been in the process of applying for State Disability or Social Security Disability Insurance and have been denied, there is help. You can enter an appeal process with the help of an attorney.  The right law firm can help put your claim back on track. They can help explain what the requirements…

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