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What is an uncontested divorce in Georgia?

Divorce proceedings in Georgia fall into one of two categories: contested and uncontested. The difference between contested and uncontested divorce is whether or not both parties can come to an agreement on the terms of the divorce. What is an uncontested divorce? In...

Can domestic abuse charges get dropped?

Domestic violence is a serious situation within the state of Georgia. For those who face charges of domestic abuse, the severity of the situation could lead to charges under either state or federal laws. Domestic assaults typically receive more severe punishment than...

Should you refuse that breath analysis test?

When an officer asks you to take a breath analysis test on suspicion of drunk driving, what do you think your first reaction may be? Many might want to refuse to take this test, believing there is nothing to gain and everything to lose. In reality, it is actually the...

When do you qualify for spousal support?

Spousal support is not a guaranteed component of every divorce. However, if one spouse makes significantly more than the other and the marriage lasted 10 years or more, the chances are greater. There are certain circumstances, such as adultery, that affect your...

How does Georgia determine child custody?

Georgia courts determine both legal custody and physical custody of children. The court may award more rights to one parent than another. The best interest of the child is the most important factor in custody decisions. Legal custody Legal custody regards the right to...

What does reckless driving mean in Georgia?

A ticket for reckless driving can have serious legal consequences in Georgia. Understanding the actions that fall into this category may help you avoid a citation. Get the facts about the definition of and penalties for reckless driving in Georgia. Understanding...

How a breath test might be challenged

If you are stopped by the police in Georgia for suspected DUI, you may be required to take a breath test. If the test registers that you have a blood alcohol content above the legal limit, you may assume that this is accurate, but this is not always the case, and it...

Reasons to consider an uncontested divorce

Georgia law allows for couples to file for an uncontested divorce. This means that all issues related to property division, alimony and parental rights have been resolved at the time the divorce petition is received. There are several potential benefits to dissolving...

Will You Get Spousal Support After Your Divorce?

Most people have a variety of concerns about divorce. It is a huge event that can prompt many changes in your life. For example, if your spouse earns more than you, or you opted to raise your family instead of pursuing a career, you may be worried about what your...