Family Law

Can a Prenuptial Agreement Be Violated in Georgia?

Georgia courts recognize prenuptial agreements when they are validly executed. Valid prenuptial agreements are enforceable contracts. Therefore, if your spouse violates any of your prenup’s terms, you can petition the court for an order compelling your spouse to comply with the prenup or seek compensation for damages caused by the violation.  Are Prenuptial Agreements Unbreakable… read more

Lawrenceville Family Court

Family court is a vastly different type of legal system than many people are used to dealing with. Criminal and civil court systems are often focused on who is at fault in a particular situation, who may have violated the law, and who should be punished or held liable. Family courts, in contrast, are rarely… read more

What Is a De Novo Hearing?

In a de novo hearing, the court responds to an appeal from a lower court ruling, and it judges the issues before it without granting any deference to the judgment of the lower court. De novo hearings are common for family law issues such as: The stakes are high when courts decide these issues, and… read more

Limitations on Spousal Privilege

Spousal immunity is also known as the husband-wife privilege or marital privilege. There are two types of spousal immunity. One protects private spousal communications, and the other protects a spouse from being compelled to testify against their spouse in judicial proceedings. Georgia recognizes spousal immunity. Generally, a spouse may not be forced to testify against… read more

Getting a Marriage Annulled in Georgia

A divorce ends your marriage. An annulment makes it, legally speaking, like your marriage never happened.  If you meet certain requirements, an annulment may be an option for you in Lawrenceville, GA. To help you get an annulment, speak with an experienced annulment lawyer. Georgia Annulment Requirements Not every marriage is eligible for an annulment…. read more

What is a Subpoena?

Family law disputes may include matters related to divorce, custody, property division, paternity, and spousal support. Unfortunately, the parties often disagree about how the matter should be resolved. The result is litigation through the court.  Subpoenas are valuable tools used to gather information about a case. They may also be used to obtain evidence and… read more

Does Georgia Recognize Common Law Marriage?

People talk a lot about common law marriage, but only a few states recognize them. The state of Georgia only recognizes common law marriages from before January 1, 1997. It also recognizes common law marriages entered into before this date are valid. The same is true of common law marriages from other states. What is… read more

Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer And How to Avoid it in the Future

In the United States, there are more than 1.3 million attorneys. But when you need legal representation, not just any lawyer will do.  Unfortunately, not all attorneys have the skills and abilities to successfully fight for their clients. It is important to understand what makes a good attorney and avoid hiring a bad one. In… read more

What Exactly Can a Process Server Do to Serve Papers in Georgia?

When someone files a lawsuit, the other parties don’t receive notice of the lawsuit automatically. A process server must serve them with the complaint papers so the lawsuit process can truly begin. Many would-be defendants take various steps to avoid process servers. However, process servers can go to significant lengths to track them down and… read more

What’s Attorney Client Privilege

Matters such as divorce, child custody, domestic violence, and similar issues are complicated. They can involve confidential or sensitive information that you may like to keep private. However, you may need to hire a lawyer if you’re ever involved in a case related to such issues. Your attorney will only be able to provide you… read more