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Kerry Eston Hand

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, DUI-DWI, Divorce, Car Accident

Here at Hand In Hand Law we practice law in the following areas Accident and personal injury, Criminal Defense, DUI, DWI, Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce &... (more)

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Vic Brown Hill

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Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law
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Mr. Hill is first and foremost a trial attorney that limits his practice to divorce and other domestic relations cases. Mr. Hill holds a peer review r... (more)

Jeanette L. Soltys Lawyer

Jeanette L. Soltys

Divorce & Family Law, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support

Jeanette graduated in 2002 from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education. She then received her Juris Doctorat... (more)

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Kellyn Kidwell

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Immigration, Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Divorce

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Margaret Gettle Washburn
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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, DUI-DWI

Margaret Washburn has a general trial practice that focuses primarily on complex and high asset domestic relations litigation, including divorce, modi... (more)

Chalcia Lovine Rainford Lawyer

Chalcia Lovine Rainford

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Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce, Immigration, Estate

Attorney Chalcia Rainford is a native of Jamaica, West Indies, who has practiced law since 1994. Mrs. Rainford earned her J.D. from John Marshall Law ... (more)

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Janice F. Alfred

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Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Paternity, Alimony & Spousal Support, Adoption
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Attorney Janice Alfred is the managing attorney at the Alfred Law Firm. She has been practicing law in the state of Georgia since 2004. Ms. Alfred c... (more)

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Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Adoption, Animal Bite
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LEGAL TERMS

NEXT OF KIN

The closest relatives, as defined by state law, of a deceased person. Most states recognize the spouse and the nearest blood relatives as next of kin.

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

A divorce automatically granted by a court when the spouse who is served with a summons and complaint for divorce fails to file a formal response with the court... (more...)
A divorce automatically granted by a court when the spouse who is served with a summons and complaint for divorce fails to file a formal response with the court. Many divorces proceed this way when the spouses have worked everything out and there's no reason for both to go to court -- and pay the court costs.

ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE

Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and aba... (more...)
Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and abandoned refrigerators have all qualified as attractive nuisances.

EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

A legal principle, followed by most states, under which assets and earnings acquired during marriage are divided equitably (fairly) at divorce. In theory, equit... (more...)
A legal principle, followed by most states, under which assets and earnings acquired during marriage are divided equitably (fairly) at divorce. In theory, equitable means equal, but in practice it often means that the higher wage earner gets two-thirds to the lower wage earner's one-third. If a spouse obtains a fault divorce, the 'guilty' spouse may receive less than his equitable share upon divorce.

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.

DIVORCE

The legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when that spouse files the divorce papers wit... (more...)
The legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when that spouse files the divorce papers with the court. These reasons are referred to as grounds for a divorce.

TENANCY BY THE ENTIRETY

A special kind of property ownership that's only for married couples. Both spouses have the right to enjoy the entire property, and when one spouse dies, the su... (more...)
A special kind of property ownership that's only for married couples. Both spouses have the right to enjoy the entire property, and when one spouse dies, the surviving spouse gets title to the property (called a right of survivorship). It is similar to joint tenancy, but it is available in only about half the states.

STEPCHILD

A child born to your spouse before your marriage whom you have not legally adopted. If you adopt the child, he or she is legally treated just like a biological ... (more...)
A child born to your spouse before your marriage whom you have not legally adopted. If you adopt the child, he or she is legally treated just like a biological offspring. Under the Uniform Probate Code, followed in some states, a stepchild belongs in the same class as a biological child and will inherit property left 'to my children.' In other states, a stepchild is not treated like a biological child unless he or she can prove that the parental relationship was established when he or she was a minor and that adoption would have occurred but for some legal obstacle.

ISSUE

A term generally meaning all your children and their children down through the generations, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on. Also called... (more...)
A term generally meaning all your children and their children down through the generations, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on. Also called 'lineal descendants.'

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Martinez v. Martinez

... During the pendency of divorce proceedings between Amy and Robert Martinez, the trial court granted Mr. Martinez's motion to enforce a settlement agreement pertaining to child custody and visitation and awarded him primary physical custody of the two minor children. ...

Stone v. Stone

... JOHNSON, Presiding Judge. William Stone sued his ex-wife, Sherree, for indemnification under their divorce settlement agreement, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud. ... William and Sherree separated on August 28, 2005, and William filed for divorce the following month. ...

Darroch v. Willis

... NAHMIAS, Justice. This appeal involves a contempt order arising from a 2007 divorce decree. ... We granted Darroch's application for discretionary appeal. We affirm the trial court's finding that Darroch was willfully in contempt of the divorce decree. ...