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Faced with a personal or family tragedy, what would you do? Where would you turn for help?

 

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Published Monday, May 20, 2013

The old saying goes that when two parents are divorcing, they are splitting from each other, not their children. Lydia Sartain, a legal expert in divorce and family law, can attest to the importance of this very basic tenet. 

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Published Monday, May 6, 2013

Doug Stewart, attorney and partner at Stewart Melvin & Frost of Gainesville, has been named a “Georgia Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazines for the 10th straight year.

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Published Monday, April 22, 2013

Legal representation in divorce cases can be a very difficult job, particularly when children are involved and emotions run high. But sometimes, the tax and finance issues in a divorce case can be too daunting and overwhelming for even the best divorce attorneys to handle on their own. In those instances, it may be necessary to draw upon the resources of a diverse team of legal specialists. 

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Published Monday, April 22, 2013

Charles Elton (Chuck) DuBose Jr., a legal specialist in workers compensation defense litigation, has been named a partner at Stewart Melvin & Frost, one of northeast Georgia’s oldest and largest regional law firms.

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Published Monday, April 15, 2013

Are we seeing a decline in the traditional reverse mortgage? This once-popular retirement “lifeline” has been falling out of favor in recent years, particularly in the wake of the recession and plummeting housing prices. What does the future hold for this often-controversial loan program?  

 

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Published Monday, March 25, 2013

 

The banking industry has seen enormous changes in the wake of the housing crisis. In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act to end the improper lending practices that caused so many Americans to lose their homes to foreclosure. Now, additional mortgage rules were recently announced that will further strengthen and define the Dodd-Frank regulations.

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Published Monday, March 11, 2013

Douglas Stewart, attorney and partner at Stewart Melvin & Frost of Gainesville, was honored this month by the Georgia Bar Foundation with its highest recognition – the James M. Collier Award.

 

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Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The age of e-mails and smartphones has changed the way divorced couples communicate after the break-up and it’s often for the better, particularly when children are involved.

 

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Published Monday, December 17, 2012

 

A new Georgia law that went into effect in July 2012 has changed the way jury pools are created. The pool of citizens eligible for jury duty, which once was tied to registered voter lists, has been greatly expanded to include the state's entire driver's license database.

 

 

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Published Monday, December 3, 2012

 

Mark Alexander, a partner with the regional law firm of Stewart Melvin & Frost and a recognized leader in the State Bar of Georgia, has been selected as one of Georgia Trend's “Legal Elite.”

 

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Published Monday, December 3, 2012

Every driver should have car insurance, and wants to be protected.  But from what? One of the most important sections of any auto policy is something called Uninsured Motorist Insurance.

 

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Published Monday, November 19, 2012

Stewart Melvin & Frost partner Mark Alexander and his family recently took part in a Medical Mission Trip to Bolivia.

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Published Monday, November 12, 2012

 One clear sign of the down economy in recent years has been the sharp rise in debt collection cases in which creditors, typically employing a lawyer or a collection agency, seek all or a portion of what they are owed by a debtor.

 

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Published Monday, November 12, 2012

Losing a loved one is never easy. Emotional needs must be met. Immediate family matters must be attended to. Funeral or memorial service arrangements must be made. But at some point fairly soon after death certain practical steps need to be taken.

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Published Monday, October 22, 2012