Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2013’

Adoption: Keeping in Touch


 Imagine grandparents being able to keep in touch with a biological grandchild being adopted by another family member!  Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (District 82) has introduced legislation that would enable adoptive parents, the adoptive child, and the biological relatives of the adoptive child to enter into a post-adoptive contact agreement.  This agreement would allow the biological relatives to have contact …

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Are you a victim of abuse?

Woman Dv

“Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.” If or someone you love is a victim of abuse, there are resources to help! Most communities have a shelter for victims of abuse, which can provide emergency housing, food, and clothing. In addition, the Court can help by issuing a protective …

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Firearms: Limiting the Governors Powers to Restrict Firearm Sales


Currently, Georgia law allows the Governor, in a state of emergency, to limit or suspend the sale of certain items, including firearms. A recent bill was introduced in the House that takes firearms out of the list of items subject to these powers of the Governor. Read the bill.

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Divorce – War or Peace?

Couple arguing

If you are considering divorce, or in the midst of one, consider the emotional impact on your children.  Is what you are fighting about worth the impact it’s having on your children?  Sometimes there’s just no way to avoid an all-out fight, but most times there is room for compromise and peace.  Step back and take a look, and see …

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Did Mom lose her keys again?

Working with Mom

Forgetfulness happens to us all, but sometimes it’s a sign of something more. If you think your parent, spouse or friend is exhibiting signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s, then it may be time to have an evaluation done. Once a person’s mental status deteriorates to the point that they are no longer able to make their own personal or financial …

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