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Protect Your Kids at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented upheavals in the lives of many Georgia families. Kids are home from school on extended leave due to measures deemed necessary to protect health and safety. While many parents are also at home with their children, many others still must work. A number of families have encountered difficulties…

3 Things You Need to Know About Divorce in the Military

Military Divorce Augusta GA

Even though you or your spouse may have a military affiliation, your divorce is still processed through the same state courts as civilian divorces. This is true whether your status is active duty, veteran, retiree after 20+ years of service or any other. What makes divorce in the military different is some additional factors that…

Paternity Disputes That Can Mend Relationships

Family Law Augusta GA

When most people thing of paternity disputes, a mother seeking child maintenance or a father disputing paternity comes to mind. However, there are a large number of cases where paternity disputes are a way for a couple to move forward after an affair or suspected infidelity. These cases are not only the domain of daytime…

Sensitivity During Step Parent Adoption

Family Adoption Augusta GA

Step-parent adoption is different that adopting a child into the lives of non-biological parents. There are a number of issues that you should consider before you and your partner or spouse take the leap. The experience can be extremely rewarding and beneficial for all, so long as sensitivity is part of the process. Approaching Adoption…

Coping with Holiday Depression

For many individuals, the holiday season is not a happy, festive time of year. Loss, debt, pain, or a number of other issues combine to plunge them into a depression that lasts well into the upcoming New Year. Regardless of the trigger for your holiday depression, it is a real, valid struggle that many people…

Spinal Cord Injury in Augusta

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Have you suffered a spinal cord injury in Augusta, Georgia? Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries can result from any type of accident. Something as simple as a slip and fall may leave you with a life-changing injury that affects home and work life. Impact on Home Life Adjustments to home life are often necessary for people…

Four Important Steps when Creating a Will

Last Will and Testament Document Augusta, GA

Creating a will is an important step in ensuring that your estate is managed in accordance with your wishes when you have passed away. There are several essential steps when creating a last will and testament. However, the finer details will differ from person to person. Choosing an Executor The executor of a will has…

When a Disability is not Disabling in an SSDI Claim

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If you have been forced to give up your job due to a disability, you may wish to claim Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For many first-time claimants, the process can be incredibly daunting. There are a number of reasons that a claims officer may deny your application, including the…

Contempt of Court and Failure to Pay Child Support

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When a spouse or parent of a child is not obeying a court order or divorce decree, it is no joke for the child, other parent or spouse. Child support can make all the difference when it comes to effectively managing finances. If that money is not guaranteed, it is challenging for a parent to…

Unfair Barriers to Adoption

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While adoption should be a pleasant and enriching experience for prospective new parents, the process can be complicated. There are often barriers to adoption that adoptive parents face which, given the specific circumstances, seem painfully unfair. If you are in the middle of the adoption process or thinking about adopting, hiring an experienced adoption lawyer…

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