Legal Briefs

When to Get an Attorney for a Car Accident

No one expects to be in a car accident, and most of us do everything to avoid one. Unfortunately, there were nearly 2 million crashes in Georgia between 2015-2019, including more than 7,000 deaths and over 725,000 crash-related injuries, according to Georgia...

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How to Prepare for a Lawyer Consultation

The initial consultation with a lawyer is a discovery meeting for both parties. The lawyer will use the meeting to better understand your legal issue(s) and determine if he or she can help you. You should use the meeting to determine whether he or she is someone you...

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Covid-19 Waivers – Are They Enforceable?

As businesses have begun to reopen in Georgia, there has been an explosion of liability waivers used by companies across the state in an attempt to limit their legal exposure in the event that an employee, customer, or attendee tests positive for COVID-19 after...

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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...

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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,...

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Know 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 or a big decision in their life....

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State Bar Has Programs to Assist Public

The State Bar of Georgia’s Consumer Assistance Program is a clearinghouse for the public. The Consumer Assistance Program helps identify a person's problem and which State Bar department may be able to help. Most of the time, people are just looking for direction for...

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