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DUI – License Suspensions

License suspension

A suspended driver’s license is often the most severe punishment suffered by a person charged with Driving Under the Influence. A suspension can happen as a result of the arrest alone, or as a result of a conviction. At its most severe, a suspended license can result in job loss.  More minor considerations are simple, everyday activities, such as grocery …

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Will this arrest be on my record?

Man's hands in handcuffs

One of the most common questions I get from criminal law clients is, “Will this be on my record?”  Under current Georgia law, a criminal defendant has a record from the moment he is booked into the jail for his offense.  A subsequent dismissal of the charges, or acquittal at trial, does not erase the record of the arrest.  The …

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Can we agree to zero child support?

Child Support

Many couples seek to resolve their differences and divorce amicably.  Often, as part of their discussions regarding divorce, they agree that no child support will exchange hands. Sometimes the agreement is based on a promise that both parents will continue to provide everything the children need.  Other times it is based on an agreement that both parents will have equal …

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How is Child Support Calculated in Georgia? Part 3 – Expenses

Georgia Child Support Worksheet Schedule D Expenses

PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of this series is to explain some of the general principles of calculating child support under Georgia Law.  It is impossible to explain how child support is handled in every divorce case, because each case is unique, with it’s own special facts and circumstances.  If you need to have child support calculated for a divorce, legitimation, …

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How is Child Support Calculated in Georgia? Part 2 – Income

Georgia Child Support Worksheet Schedule A - Income

PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of this series is to explain some of the general principles of calculating child support under Georgia Law.  It is impossible to explain how child support is handled in every divorce case, because each case is unique, with it’s own special facts and circumstances.  If you need to have child support calculated for a divorce, legitimation, …

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How is Child Support Calculated in Georgia?

Child Support Workseet

Part 1 – Demystifying the Child Support Worksheet PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of this series is to explain some of the general principles of calculating child support under Georgia Law.  It is impossible to explain how child support is handled in every divorce case, because each case is unique, with it’s own special facts and circumstances.  If you need to …

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Is My Divorce Contested or Uncontested?

3d road sign of text 'my wayr', 'your way' and 'compromise'

When someone calls my office inquiring about representation for a divorce case, the first thing I ask is whether it is contested or uncontested.  In speaking with potential clients, I realized that many people don’t know the difference between the two or how each process works.  So, here they are: Contested Divorce A contested divorce is one in which one …

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Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day

The Law Office of Jeanne O’Halleran appreciates the hard work and sacrifice of our First Responders and Military personnel! In honor of these men and women, we offer a 10% discount off legal fees after the initial consultation.

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween

The Law Office of Jeanne O’Halleran wishes everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! Please remember that there are lots of kids out on the streets tonight.  Slow down and use caution! Click here for tips about how to keep your children safe on Halloween.

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The Dangers of Social Media in Court Cases

Social Media concept

Social media is providing evidence in a variety of cases, ranging from employment, to divorce, to criminal cases, like cyber-bullying.  As an attorney, I am constantly cautioning my clients about posting to social media.  So many of us have gotten into the habit of sharing our entire life on social media, including everything from where we are to how we …

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