An accident or unexpected need for medical help can interrupt anyone’s day without warning.Continue Reading HShould I Go to The Emergency Room or Urgent Care?
Following any type of motor vehicle accident in GA, if you have sustained serious injuries and/or damage to your vehicle, you need to explore all viable options to hold the negligent driver financially liable for your damages.Continue Reading How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident in GA?
Swimming, hiking, jet-skiing, cycling, and a whole lot of other summer activities equal summertime fun.Continue Reading Common Types of Accidents During The Summer Months
Uber remains to be the most popular ridesharing app, with Lyft following closely behind. There’s no doubt that Uber has changed how people get from one place to another and has definitely made commuting easier for millions of people worldwide.Continue Reading What Happens When a Pedestrian is Struck by an Uber Driver?
Every year, an average of about six million car accidents occur in the United States, and each day 90 people die as a result of car accidents.Continue Reading What are the Top Causes of Reckless Driving Accidents?
Pain and suffering are indeed valid damages to sue for in Georgia. The premise of pain and suffering is that it compensates victims of accidents for the potentially long-lasting and unquantifiable effects of their injuries.Continue Reading Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering in GA?
A new Georgia Anti-Street Racing Law has gone into effect in this state that creates criminal penalties and fines for those involved in a street race or stunt driving or those who organize such events.Continue Reading Will the New Georgia Anti-Street Racing Law Reduce Accidents and Injuries?
In today’s era of technology, autonomously operating vehicles are one of the current developments poised to impact and change everyday life as we know it.Continue Reading Driverless Trucks Will Be Out on the Road Soon
In May 2021, Governor Brian Kemp signed Georgia House Bill 231 into law. This decision provides additional protections and support for people in our state who experience dating violence.Continue Reading New Protections for Victims of Dating Violence in Georgia
Summer is the high boating season in Georgia, and when it comes to fun in the sun, it is hard for anything else to compete. Boating accidents, however, are often exceptionally dangerous, which makes the following safety tips critical to the safety of everyone on the waterway.Continue Reading Safety Tips for Boating This Summer
A woman pursuing a wrongful death claim against Uber recently experienced a victory in the Georgia Court of Appeals. She filed the claim following the murder of her son by an Uber Eats driver, but Uber sought to remove the case from civil court, claiming the customer agreed to a mandatory arbitration clause.Continue Reading Uber Wrongful Death Claim Appealed Over Arbitration Clause
The COVID-19 pandemic might have meant there were fewer drivers on the road, but that does not mean the roads were safer. In fact, there were more traffic-related deaths in 2020 than in recent years, as those who were driving seemed to be less respectful of traffic rules and safety.Continue Reading Street Racing in GA Has Consequences
As of the start of 2021, people with criminal records in Georgia have a greater chance of having convictions expunged or sealed. Doing so can improve many aspects of life, so it is important to look into whether you might qualify.Continue Reading New Law Allows Removal of Certain Convictions from Record
Divorce is one of life’s most consequential transitions. If this is the situation you find yourself in, you almost certainly have plenty of questions – not the least of which is how you are going to handle paying your mortgage if your spouse suddenly stops making the payments.Continue Reading Can My Spouse Stop Paying the Mortgage during a Divorce?
Because Georgia is not a no-fault state when it comes to divorce, beginning to date other people – or another person – while you are still married, is considered adultery (a fault basis), and it can affect the outcome of your divorce. This is true even if you are separated at the time.Continue Reading Will Dating during a Separation Affect a Divorce Settlement?
Child custody concerns are highly significant matters that directly affect your parental rights and your ongoing relationship with your children. The law understands the magnitude of these issues and, as such, allows parents the right to appeal a court’s custody-related decisions. To do so, however, you must be able to demonstrate that there was an error in either the facts presented or in how the law was applied to the case at hand.
If you are facing a divorce, there are a lot of moving parts, and your taxes may not be getting the attention that they deserve. The fact of the matter is, however, that the tax implications of divorce can be considerable, and the time to think about them is before your divorce is finalized. If you have tax-related divorce concerns, consult with an experienced Georgia divorce attorney today.
The terms of your divorce will directly affect your parental and financial rights, and in addition to this serious matter, you can expect a good deal of emotional upheaval. Because the outcome of your divorce will affect your life so significantly, because your decision-making powers may be stretched to the limit by stress, and because the divorce process is complicated, you are well-advised to work closely with an experienced Georgia divorce lawyer throughout the legal process.
Family law addresses its fair share of challenges that relate to family life, and the COVID vaccine is poised to join the growing list of such challenges. Family law deals with evolving social concerns, and COVID-19 vaccines fit the bill nicely. The plan is for all Americans over the age of 16 to be vaccinated in the very near future, and research is in the works regarding vaccinating children who are as young as two years old.
As heinous as it sounds, the abuse of elderly and disabled adults in nursing homes still happens - often undetected and unreported. It’s intentional and ranges from physical harm and emotional distress. […]
According to the National Council on Aging, 10 percent of seniors in nursing homes suffer abuse. As tragic as it sounds, senior citizens aged 60 and above suffer various forms of abuse at the hands of those mandated to care for them […]
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 1,504 Georgians died in road accidents in 2018. […]
If your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home abuse, it is a harrowing situation for which you are no doubt ill-prepared to cope […]
If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you are well aware of exactly how vulnerable he or she is. Our aging relatives depend upon others to provide them with the care necessary to maintain their health and live their best lives […]
Divorce is never easy, but if your spouse is an addict, it makes the entire process that much more difficult. Further, the stress of divorce can leave addicts leaning even more heavily on their addictions. […]
There is a commonly held belief that family courts favor mothers over fathers when it comes tohild custody concerns. There is, however, no basis for this belief in Georgia’s laws. […]
Divorce is rife with difficult decisions, and some of the most difficult of all relate to child custody concerns. […]
In the State of Georgia, some divorces are fault-based, and one ground for a fault-based divorce is spousal abandonment, which is also called desertion. […]
The division of marital property in a divorce is one of the most complicated components of an already complicated process. The State of Georgia – like many other states – is an equitable distribution state.[…]
If you have a visitation schedule but would like to upgrade your status to having joint custody with your children’s other parent, it is a significant undertaking, but it can be accomplished in some situations. […]
If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, reaching your fullest recovery is paramount. […]
Getting out on your bike is a great way to clear your head and focus on the open road ahead. In fact, riding can provide you with an immense sense of freedom. […]
Being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence is a difficult experience that can leave you off the job and facing mounting medical bills as you proceed through a lengthy recovery period. […]
No two divorces ever proceed in exactly the same manner, and sometimes, couples have been apart a considerable amount of time before one of them decides to move forward […]
Alimony doesn't play a role in every divorce. If, however, one spouse will experience a financial struggle upon divorce and the other spouse has the financial means […]
An important component of every divorce involving children is child custody, and making these arrangements is difficult enough when divorcing parents live across town from one another […]
Personal injury claims – by their very nature – are complicated, and the stakes are always high. While you are well-advised to work closely with an experienced Forsyth County personal injury attorney if you are left injured by someone else’s negligence […]
Nursing home abuse and neglect is one of the most emotionally painful areas of personal injury law. After all, we turn to nursing homes to provide our aging loved ones with the care and help they need to lead full lives, and any form of abuse or neglect is a direct betrayal of that trust […]
Walking or riding a bicycle can provide exercise, enjoyment, and cost-effective transportation. However, every time you are near traffic, you are at risk of being involved in a crash and suffering injuries […]
Motorcycle accidents, in general, tend to be even more serious than other kinds of traffic accidents. When you are on your bike, you have no physical barrier to protect you from the impact and dangerous effects of an accident, which leaves you especially vulnerable to injuries […]
If you’ve lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s a difficult experience to overcome […]
As traffic continues to increase in the United States, so do car accidents... […]
There is no denying that truck accidents are some of the deadliest accidents on our roadways.. […]
If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you’re in a difficult position, and the thought of bringing a personal injury claim may feel overwhelming. […]
Wrongful death claims are the most painful area of personal injury law because they signal the loss of a life which is always precious. Such a loss is permanent, and no amount of compensation can bring your family member home to you. […]
In the State of Georgia, alimony can be affected by adultery, but as with so many other things related to divorce law, it’s complicated. […]
If you are a separated or divorced parent in the State of Georgia and are considering moving with your children, there are some important legal considerations to keep in mind. […]
Georgia passed a house bill in 2019 that is aimed at allowing the state more oversight regarding children who are homeschooled. This law is in response to the tragic deaths of three children who were removed from public school rosters before their deaths. […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in ways that we couldn’t have imagined even a year ago. While we’ve been operating in a new normal for a while now and are starting to get the hang of wearing masks and social distancing.[…]
Traffic accidents involving impaired drivers are some of the most tragic and dangerous accidents on our roads. In fact, when a drunk driver is involved, the accident is that much more likely to be deadly.[…]
Self-driving trucks have gotten a lot of attention lately for the very reason that they drive themselves. While we’ve all heard that self-driving trucks are coming, most of us aren’t aware that they’ve already arrived – apparently.[…]
The simple answer to the straightforward question, can you earn rewards for not driving distracted, is yes, you can. You know exactly how dangerous it is to drive distracted and wouldn’t dream of physically operating your phone while behind the wheel. […]
We all seem to have a childlike fascination with drones, but most of us haven’t given much thought to how they might be useful in personal injury cases. […]
If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is often complicated to show the full extent of an injury. However, 3D printing is helping to ensure that victims like you obtain the compensation to which they are entitled. […]
The term traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to an injury that is exactly as serious as its name implies. To make matters more difficult, TBIs are as unpredictable as they are serious. […]
Slip and fall accidents are common, and they can be surprisingly serious. When you go about your business during the course of your day, the last thing you expect is to come away with an injury. […]
When a personal injury claim involves a child, that can bring a great deal of stress for the family involved. […]
Rear-end accidents are common, and misconceptions about these accidents are also common. […]
You never expect a car crash to happen, and it only takes a second for your world to be turned upside-down. […]
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen items flying off the shelves at our stores. In addition, many people have been foregoing in-person shopping and instead ordering as much as possible online. […]
If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence in a traffic accident – or in any other kind of accident – you might be going through a difficult time and may not know where to turn.[…]
While concerns about COVID-19 and related health issues persist across the United States, many parents face additional worries relating to child custody. […]
If you have been injured as a result of another motorist’s negligence, you are entitled to full compensation in order to be made completely whole.[…]
No matter how long there has been conflict in your marriage or how long you have been separated, divorce proceedings in Georgia do not begin until one party files a Complaint or Petition for Divorce with the appropriate court. […]
A statute of limitations is a law that stops someone from receiving criminal charges or civil lawsuits against them after a certain amount of time has passed. The idea behind the statute of limitations dates back to early Roman laws.[…]
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.4 percent of drivers in Georgia admit to driving after having too much to drink. […]
It’s hard to imagine life without cars. Though cars are typically the most convenient method of transportation for Americans, car safety has actually worsened since the birth of Ford’s Model T. This past July, The Washington Post reported startling data: in the past 19 years, more Americans have died in car accidents than U.S. soldiers […]
Wrongful Death cases can be very complicated and require a thorough investigation. You need an experienced attorney to guide you through the many twists and turns of wrongful death litigation. Pending wrongful death case example: Forsyth County Client’s husband was driving south on Georgia 400 before sunrise with his daughter and her boyfriend and was […]
Previously I wrote that all lawyers with significant DUI practices and all judges in Georgia that deal with DUI’s have been anxiously awaiting the Georgia Supreme Court’s opinion in Elliott v. The State (Docket No. S18A1204). The 94 page opinion was issued on February 18, 2019. What’s the big deal and what is the Elliott […]
All lawyers with significant DUI practices and all judges in Georgia that deal with DUI’s have been anxiously awaiting the Georgia Supreme Court’s opinion in Elliott v. The State (Docket No. S18A1204). Oral argument was conducted in the Georgia Supreme Court in April, 2018. What’s the big deal and what is the Elliott Issue? Some […]
This blog has discussed many aspects of child custody in the state of Georgia, such as the ‘best interest of the child’ standard, the basics of joint or sole custody and some of the differences between legal and physical custody. We’ve also touched on the fact that, in many cases, both parties are best served […]
A few weeks ago, we discussed, in a very broad way, the federal law known as the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, or UIFSA. We touched on the fact that this law makes it possible for a Georgia family court, which normally has jurisdiction only within the state, to enter an order of child support […]
We’ve discussed the basics of how child support orders are established in the state of Georgia, and some of the policy behind the legal requirement that a child be supported based upon the incomes of his or her parents. We’ve also talked about how sometimes conditions change that may affect a child support order in […]
Everyone in the U.S. prefers to think that, in the criminal justice system, people are “innocent until proven guilty.” While this is theoretically true, it is also likely that Georgia residents who have had personal contact with the legal system understand that being charged with a crime, especially one involving drugs, can lead others to […]
Today’s American society is more geographically mobile than ever before. Many people do not live in one place for their entire lives anymore. Whether it be for professional purposes, personal reasons or just wanderlust, individuals often find themselves packing up and heading off to start a new life. This process can be quite complicated when […]
Georgia residents have seen it constantly in television shows and movies: the cops have finally got their suspect, and as they’re placing the cuffs on the suspect they begin the mantra “You have the right to remain silent…” This beginning phrase is, with slight variations, used across the country by law enforcement to “read a […]
About a month ago, we discussed a relatively new decision handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States. This case, titled Utah v. Strieff, turned on the use of the exclusionary rule, also known as the doctrine of ‘fruit of the poisonous tree,’ which keeps law enforcement in Georgia and across the country […]
We’ve previously discussed the potential consequences of taking the law into one’s own hands in cases of child custody disputes. People who take children who are legally in the custody of another without the guardian’s consent can face various civil and criminal penalties. We’ve also touched on the fact that whether the children consent or […]
The end of a marriage can be an emotionally trying time, even for well-adjusted adults. It’s no surprise, then, that its effect on children can be magnified, considering their less-developed emotional and intellectual capabilities. There are, however, a couple ways divorcing couples with kids can help with the transition. One is to attempt to ensure […]
Readers of this blog may be all too aware of the details regarding the recently announced divorce between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. In light of their split after just over a year of marriage, media outlets have been reporting allegations of abuse, drug use and other salacious behaviors regularly. If you are facing the […]
A Georgia father has been accused of intentionally leaving his baby boy in a hot car, which eventually led to the 22-month-old’s death. The father, on the other hand, says that it was an accident, and he did not purposefully endanger the life of his son. In the latest development in the man’s case, his […]
In schools across the nation, fights among students is a common occurrence. Here in Georgia, it is no different. But while we might see fighting in schools as just another part of the societal norm, it’s important for students as well as their parents to know that physical and verbal altercations in school can have […]
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an eye-opening report discussing how the use of synthetic cannabinoids — otherwise known as synthetic marijuana — has once again exploded here in the U.S. Indeed, the CDC report found that poison control centers in 48 states received an astounding 3,572 calls concerning synthetic cannabinoids […]
Did you know that in 2009, Parker McFarland filed a civil law suit against the elected Solicitor General in Forsyth County for enforcement of subpoenas at ALS hearings? Forsyth County officers had started a policy of coming to ALS hearings without the reports or videotapes from their arrests. Attorney Parker McFarland sent a subpoena to […]