August 2018 Archives

How tax reform will affect future divorces

Georgia couples planning a divorce have many issues to consider. They may need to determine who will get custody of the children, how the assets will be divided and whether alimony will be paid. For most couples, speaking with an attorney or even a judge is a necessary part of divorce. Because emotions can be flying high during this time, it may not always be possible for couples to come to a reasonable agreement on how assets will be divided.

NSC figures show U.S. traffic fatality rates still high

Preliminary figures from the National Safety Council suggest that the U.S. will soon be recording over 40,000 road and highway deaths for the third year in a row. Though the numbers seem to be leveling off after a two-year trend of sharp increases, they should still be alarming to drivers across Georgia.

Teen charged with manslaughter over crash that killed friend

A 17-year-old Georgia girl has been indicted on vehicular manslaughter charges by a Clayton County grand jury for her role in a car crash that killed her best friend. The accident occurred while the girls were participating in senior skip day on March 27.

How child support is established

Some Georgia parents may have questions about how child support works, especially if they are new to the system. While most noncustodial parents understand they have a responsibility to provide financial support to their children, they may be unsure how support amounts are set or other key determinations are made. Child Support Awareness Month is marked annually in August with the goal of increased public information about how the child support system functions.

How to manage money after a divorce

Losing retirement assets can be the hardest part of a divorce for Georgia residents and others. While they can be divided in a variety of different ways, it can leave a person less financially secure than he or she was before the divorce. Overall, those who have gone through this process have a net worth that is 30 percent less than those who have never ended a marriage.

Hit by a reckless driver?

Car accidents are always frightening, but they can be exponentially more so when you get into one with a reckless driver. When you are injured in a car accident by a reckless driver, they should be held liable for their actions.

Talking to college students about impaired driving

With the end of summer fast approaching, college students are preparing for another year of classes, school activities and social engagements. As the parent of a college student, you may have concerns you’d like to voice to your child as they head back to campus for the fall semester.