Divorced Parents Making Decisions Regarding Their Children

Though they may be divorced, parents still must make decisions together about their children. Typically, there are four areas in which the decisions are required to be made jointly: religious upbringing of the children; medical care of the children; extracurricular...

Knowing When You Need a Lawyer

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. Mark Alexander, a...

Review Your Restrictive Covenant

Employers want to protect their customer and company information. To do this many employers require their employees to sign restrictive covenant or non-compete agreements when they join the company. Mark Alexander, a trial lawyer with Stewart Melvin & Frost,...

Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure

Technology has changed the courts in a lot of ways. One area that is being addressed now is the rules governing civil trials. Mark Alexander, a trial lawyer with Stewart Melvin & Frost, discusses the reasons for the changes. Question: What are rules of civil...

How Probate Works If There is No Will

In a previous Legal Brief on How Probate Works, we discussed the process. Now we’ll take a look at what happens If there is no Will and the court has to name an administrator. How does that work? If there isn’t a Will, or the Will fails to name an executor, the...

Navigating the Probate Process

Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone dies so that an orderly and legal distribution of one’s assets can occur according to their wishes. As in every case in Georgia, the probate process begins with filing a petition. Once a petition is filed,...