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Establishing Paternity In Georgia

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If a child’s parents are married, both have equal rights to custody and visitation. However, in the case of a child born out of wedlock, only the mother has any rights to custody. This is true even if the father’s name is listed on the birth certificate of the child. Paternity establishes a man as […]

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Tips for Filing Your 2016 Taxes

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We are in the middle of the 2016 tax filing season when everyone is anxious to file their taxes in hopes of receiving a refund. This article will provide you with simple pointers to ensure that you get your refund and not a tax audit by the Internal Revenue Service. You must count unemployment benefits […]

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How Long Does A Divorce Case Take?

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Legal matters never take overnight. Some last for months, even years. It is more than a bit difficult to predict the time a contested divorce case will take from beginning to end. Overloaded court dockets are a circumstance that may increase the duration of a divorce case. Some states, including Georgia, require a waiting period […]

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Residency And Divorce

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In order to obtain a divorce in Georgia, at least one of the parties must meet Georgia residency requirements for divorce. Meeting Georgia’s residency requirements is rarely a concern except for those spouses who have recently moved to Georgia or are planning to move in the near future. If residency requirements are not met, the Georgia court […]

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May A Child Choose A Custodial Parent?

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Determining child custody is a difficult heart-wrenching task. If parents can’t agree on the details of a child custody agreement, the court must weigh several factors to determine which parent has primary custody of the children. In a child custody case, how does a child’s preference affect the ultimate decision? Courts will typically not consider […]

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Who’s Suing Me? Debt Sale And Assignment

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When debts go unpaid, it is well known that a collection agency may soon enter the picture to collect. Debtors may think that they owe a particular bank for a credit card debt and then one day they are served with a lawsuit attempting to recover payment for the same debt. This moment is often […]

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Dealing With Student Loans, Part 1: Where To Begin?

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The Parker Law Firm can help all student loan debtors get a handle on the repayment of their student loan obligation. This is the first part of a blog on dealing with student loans. Today’s article addresses getting organized and formulating a plan to repay them. School’s over. Now is the time to make it pay off […]

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Student, Student Loans, Man Carrying Box of Debt

What Happens If I’m Sued For An Unpaid Debt, Part 1 Defending A Case And The Statute Of Limitations

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This is the first part of a series of blogs on what occurs when consumers are sued for unpaid debts. Most lawsuits for the collection of debts are actions based upon breach of contract. Today’s blog will deal with the statute of limitations and some other initial considerations when defending a debt collection lawsuit, especially […]

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Worried Couple

What Is Separate Maintenance?

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Many spouses end up living in a state of marital separation in situations when some type of marital discord arises. In these instances, spouses may wish to separate but not request a divorce for reasons which often include the possibility of reconciliation, religious beliefs, or the retention of some legal benefit like health insurance. In […]

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Stressed People, Marital Problems