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Richard Hays Goolsby Lawyer

Richard Hays Goolsby

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Wills & Probate, Accident & Injury

Richard Hays Goolsby, Jr. currently practices law in both Georgia and South Carolina and is a proud member of both bar associations. Richard, Jr. foun... (more)

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Joseph T. Rhodes

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Criminal, Accident & Injury, Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Business

Joseph T. Rhodes was raised in Columbia County, GA and graduated from Lakeside High School and then attended and graduated from the University of Geor... (more)

Barbara Barnett Claridge

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Adoption, Children's Rights
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Milton M. Avrett

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Corporate, Medical Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  51 Years
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Jason W. Blanchard

Litigation, Family Law, Corporate, Estate Planning
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Fred M. Kennedy

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Bad Faith Insurance, Medical Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  44 Years

Frank W. Allen

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Employment Discrimination, Family Law, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  52 Years

Helen Waifong Yu

Family Law, Child Custody, Contract, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

Anne Watson

Elder Law, Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law
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Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury
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LEGAL TERMS

CONNIVANCE

A situation set up so that another person commits a wrongdoing. For example, a husband who invites his wife's lover along on vacation may have connived her adul... (more...)
A situation set up so that another person commits a wrongdoing. For example, a husband who invites his wife's lover along on vacation may have connived her adultery, and if he tried to divorce her for her behavior, she could assert his connivance as a defense.

PHYSICAL CUSTODY

The right and obligation of a parent to have his child live with him. Compare legal custody.

FITNESS

The ability of a prospective adoptive parent to provide for the best interests of a child. A court may consider many aspects of the prospective parents' lives i... (more...)
The ability of a prospective adoptive parent to provide for the best interests of a child. A court may consider many aspects of the prospective parents' lives in evaluating their fitness to adopt a child, including financial stability, marital stability, career obligations, other children, physical and mental health and criminal history.

ACCOMPANYING RELATIVE

An immediate family member of someone who immigrates to the United States. In most cases, a person who is eligible to receive some type of visa or green card ca... (more...)
An immediate family member of someone who immigrates to the United States. In most cases, a person who is eligible to receive some type of visa or green card can also obtain green cards or similar visas for accompanying relatives. Accompanying relatives include spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21.

ANNULMENT

A court procedure that dissolves a marriage and treats it as if it never happened. Annulments are rare since the advent of no-fault divorce but may be obtained ... (more...)
A court procedure that dissolves a marriage and treats it as if it never happened. Annulments are rare since the advent of no-fault divorce but may be obtained in most states for one of the following reasons: misrepresentation, concealment (for example, of an addiction or criminal record), misunderstanding and refusal to consummate the marriage.

CONSUMMATION

The actualization of a marriage. Sexual intercourse is required to 'consummate' a marriage. Failure to do so is grounds for divorce or annulment.

MARITAL PROPERTY

Most of the property accumulated by spouses during a marriage, called community property in some states. States differ as to exactly what is included in marital... (more...)
Most of the property accumulated by spouses during a marriage, called community property in some states. States differ as to exactly what is included in marital property; some states include all property and earnings dring the marriage, while others exclude gifts and inheritances.

NO-FAULT DIVORCE

Any divorce in which the spouse who wants to split up does not have to accuse the other of wrongdoing, but can simply state that the couple no longer gets along... (more...)
Any divorce in which the spouse who wants to split up does not have to accuse the other of wrongdoing, but can simply state that the couple no longer gets along. Until no-fault divorce arrived in the 1970s, the only way a person could get a divorce was to prove that the other spouse was at fault for the marriage not working. No-fault divorces are usually granted for reasons such as incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, or irretrievable or irremediable breakdown of the marriage. Also, some states allow incurable insanity as a basis for a no-fault divorce. Compare fault divorce.

SPLIT CUSTODY

A custody arrangement in the case of multiple children, awarding sole custody of one child to one parent and sole custody of another child to the other parent. ... (more...)
A custody arrangement in the case of multiple children, awarding sole custody of one child to one parent and sole custody of another child to the other parent. This arrangement is generally disfavored by judges because they are reluctant to split up siblings.