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Interest rates are at a nearly unprecedented all-time low. What does this mean for homeowners either thinking about buying a new home or refinancing the one they're living in today? more
Published Monday, June 14, 2010

Georgia's negotiations in the long-running tri-state water wars were back in the news on June 1, when Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law the Water Stewardship Act. This legislation is intended to send a signal to neighboring states Florida and Alabama that our state is serious about its water conservation program. The governor also is hoping that the legislation will give Georgia some leverage in its negotiations over the use of water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin. more
Published Monday, June 7, 2010

Warmer weather is here, and that goes hand-in-hand with firing up the grill, stringing up the tomato vines, and - for some people - opening up the backyard swimming pool for the summer season. more
Published Monday, April 19, 2010

A troubling trend among teenagers and their cell phones has emerged here in Gainesville-Hall County as well as other areas across the country. And we're not talking about teens staying up too late at night talking on their phones or running up excessive charges on their parents' cell phone bills. more
Published Monday, April 12, 2010

The threat of losing your home is one of the biggest fears that anyone has. The anxiety of facing foreclosure on your home plays out daily across the country, as well as in our community. more
Published Monday, March 15, 2010

With a staggering number of home foreclosures that have occurred over the past few years, another side of this story has come to the forefront - the "opportunity side" of foreclosures. more
Published Monday, March 8, 2010

Divorce is a painful and difficult decision for any couple, even more so during the holiday season. But the legal process can escalate an already tense situation into a full-scale court battle that benefits neither party. Mediation offers couples an alternative to going through court - and the opportunity to resolve differences on their own terms, rather than by a third-party. more
Published Monday, December 14, 2009

Parents can be liable for the negligence of their son or daughter out on the road but teenage drivers also need to understand their own risks, namely losing their driver's license. And that goes not only for a traffic offense on the road but for poor behavior off the road as well. more
Published Monday, October 12, 2009

For parents, the day that their son or daughter obtains their driver's license is a big moment in their life. But along with a child's coming of age and new freedoms as a driver, there comes a huge responsibility - not just for the teen, but for the parents as well. Poor decisions could have major legal repercussions for the entire family. more
Published Monday, September 7, 2009

Many people think of lawyers in adversarial roles, arguing one side or the other in a courtroom dispute. But there are times when a lawyer can play a more personal hand-holding role, simply helping someone get through a major crisis in their life. more
Published Monday, July 13, 2009

With the start of a New Year comes the start of a new court calendar for the year in Hall County which doesn't mean much to most people until they get their "dreaded" jury summons in the mail. To many, receiving a notice for jury service is an aggravation that always seems to come at the wrong time. But the truth is that jury duty serves a highly valued and important role in the judiciary branch of our government. more
Published Monday, January 12, 2009