Georgia Common Law Divorce Most people have heard of “common law” marriage, but very few understand the legal realities of the term. Common law marriages are not recognized in the majority of states. However, the state of Georgia does recognize common law marriages created before 1997. Common law marriage is also recognized in Alabama, Colorado, [...]
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What are the penalties for a first time DUI in Georgia The state of Georgia is particularly tough on DUI offenses. Even if you are a first time offender, it is important to take the charges seriously. A DUI conviction can be expensive, embarrassing, and cause major disruption to your daily life. If you are [...]
Not Paying Child Support in Georgia In Georgia, any custodial parent or caretaker has the right to file for child support. Once the court determines the appropriate division of expenses, the noncustodial parent will be ordered to pay a specific amount, usually on a monthly or biweekly basis. Unfortunately, sometimes additional effort is necessary to [...]
Alimony negotiations can be one of the most difficult parts of divorce proceedings. If you are going through a divorce in Georgia, it is important to be informed about the process before you get started. You will want to understand what the court will be looking at when determining what financial support is required, the [...]
For a minor in Georgia, a DUI arrest can quickly turn the world on its head. The state of Georgia has a “zero tolerance” policy regarding juvenile DUI. Consequences are harsh, even for a first time offender, and there are special rules that apply to under 21 DUI that are even more rigid than Georgia’s [...]
Child Custody in Georgia Family courts in Georgia will primarily consider the best interest of the child when making custody decisions. Whatever the judge decides is best for the child will overrule the preference of either parent. The state considers each custody case individually, and there are many factors that the judge will look into [...]
Drug Laws in Georgia Georgia’s drug laws are notoriously tough, carrying harsh penalties for drug offenders. Penalties may include jail time, fines, community service, forfeiture of property, probation and suspended driver’s license. The severity of the punishment for drug offenders varies depending on criminal history, the schedule classification of the drug in question, and the [...]
Juvenile Arrested for Possession Every parent wants what is best for their child, but sometimes difficult situations arise. When their child is arrested for drug possession, many parents do not know how to react. Drug and alcohol-related offenses are serious crimes, and even substances that are legal for adults to possess can carry heavy penalties [...]
In order to maintain safety on the roads, there are a number of traffic violations that drivers must be constantly aware of. Even the speed limit, one of the most basic and constant regulations on the road, must be considered from a subjective perspective in the moment. Otherwise, a driver may be facing a “Too [...]
Refusing A Breathalyzer Test When you have been pulled over under the suspicion of DUI, the decision of whether to comply with a breath or blood test or not can be a difficult one. In a DUI case, the results of a breath test are often the strongest evidence the prosecution has against you. However, [...]