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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…

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia symptoms tend to vary from person to person. There are also a large number of symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Sufferers are often misdiagnosed, but the various examination methodologies have greatly improved in recent years. A number of factors may dictate how and when the symptoms of fibromyalgia present. Some sufferers tend to feel worse…

Is Creating a Will Too Expensive?

Last Will and Testament Document Augusta, GA

A will is a legally binding document, which often makes people think that creating a will is an expensive undertaking. Another misconception about creating a will is that the process is overly complex and causes more issues than it resolves. However, the process is both straightforward and affordable in the vast majority of cases. When…

Letting People Know about a Name Change

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When you legally change your name, it can be a very liberating feeling. Until, that is, you try to use services like banking, where they have your old name listed. It is important to understand the implications of changing your name and the numerous potential documents you will also need to bring up to date.…

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Martinez, GA 30907

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