Family Law

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

Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney

There are various reasons you may need the assistance of a legal professional who specializes in family law. They can help you if you ever go through a divorce. They can also help you negotiate pre or post-nuptial agreements or divide property in the event of a separation. Moreover, their services may play an important… read more

5 Things to Remember If You’re Up Against False Accusations in Court

Facing a false accusation in family court is one of the most maddening experiences possible. When someone has made false accusations against you in a divorce or child custody proceeding, the way you react is very important. If you find yourself in this position, make sure to contact a skilled legal professional. An accomplished family… read more