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Can Criminal Charges Affect Visitation Rights?

When parents are divorced or are otherwise no longer living together, child custody and visitation is likely to be a major issue. Children tend to do better when both parents are actively involved in their lives and each parent has the right to spend the time needed with their child in order to form a close and loving relationship. However, the primary concern of the court in child custody cases is ensuring that the safety and well-being of the child is protected. [...] Continue Reading

Posted in Criminal Law

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in Georgia?

It is every driver’s worst fear to see flashing blue lights in their rearview mirror. It is an even bigger problem if you have had several alcoholic beverages prior to getting behind the wheel or are under the influence of any other type of substance, including prescription medication. Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious matter in Georgia that involves potentially severe penalties. [...] Continue Reading

Posted in Criminal Law

Can a Domestic Violence Charge Affect My Child Custody Agreement in GA?

Child custody matters are among the most heated proceedings dealt with in the Georgia family courts. While personal issues between the parties involved often complicate matters when making child custody and visitation arrangements, the fact is that each parent has certain rights when it comes to their role as a parent. Domestic violence accusations do impact these rights, but even parents facing these types of charges may still be entitled to spend time with their children. [...] Continue Reading

Posted in Family Law

Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce First?

Going through the breakup of a marriage is never easy, nor is making the decision to file for divorce. While you may want to take every opportunity to work out the problems you and your spouse are facing, the fact is that there can be disadvantages to waiting too long to initiate the required paperwork[...] Continue Reading

Posted in Family Law