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Preparing for Divorce – Financial Accounts

financial statements to gather in preparation for resolving financial issues in a divorce

Just as there is a wide variety of families involved in the divorce process, those families have varying degrees of financial wealth or debt. Even if you’re committed to not fighting over money or believed that you and your spouse have resolved all financial issues, it is still important to make a complete list of all financial accounts and liabilities …

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Preparing for Divorce – Child Custody Issues

Appointment book to track child's activities for child custody during divorce

Although many couples agree regarding custody of their children when they divorce, there are just as many couples that argue about who should have primary custody of the children and what visitation is appropriate. Even if you believe your spouse will agree with you regarding custody, it is wise to make a few preparations in case things do not proceed …

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Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers Day

The Law Office of Jeanne O’Halleran wishes a very happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!  Mothers are so special to all of us, including natural mothers, adoptive mothers, step mothers, and mothers in law.  Thank you for all the sacrifices you made for us.

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Home Ownership During Family Changes – Part 4

picture of Last Will and Testament envelope

For most people, the American dream includes owning your own home. However, family changes can affect home ownership, and should be considered by present or prospective home owners. As part of this multi-part series, we will explore how changes in life, such as marriage, divorce, aging and death, can affect home ownership. HOME OWNERSHIP AND DEATH Many people plan for …

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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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Officer in Trouble over False DUI Arrests

Police officer holding a pen and doing a field sobriety test on a motorist.

A Utah Highway Patrol officer, after winning Trooper of the Year, is now in hot water over allegations of false DUI arrests.  According to allegations, she was arresting people for DUI even after they passed field sobriety evaluations.  Many people later tested negative for alcohol.  Read more about this story at the Huffington Post.

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Is everyone going to see my mugshot?

ck mug shot on white background

UPDATE: This Bill was signed by Governor Deal and became effective on May 6, 2013. Clients who are facing criminal charges are often embarrassed about the situation and worried about who will find out, especially an employer.  They are especially worried when they discover their mugshot has been published on the internet.  Unfortunately, there are an endless number of websites …

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