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January is popular month for divorce filings

For people in Georgia, the holiday season is often a time of family gatherings and parties. When January rolls around, however, many couples decide that its time to file the divorce paperwork. The month of January is called "divorce month" by some people in the legal community because so many people choose to file for divorce at this time.

Help yourself stay safe this New Year's Eve

Celebrating the end of the year and the beginning of a new one is something that many Georgia residents look forward to. You may already have your plans in place for how you will spend New Year's Eve and are excited about the upcoming events. Of course, numerous other people are likely feeling the same excitement.

Speeding and bad brakes top causes of truck accidents

Drivers have to share the roads in Georgia with large commercial trucks. Most truck drivers do their jobs responsibly, but terrible accidents can occur when truckers act recklessly. A large study of two-vehicle accidents involving trucks by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that speeding and brake failures were the leading reasons behind crashes caused by truck drivers.

Protecting fathers' rights to child custody

Georgia fathers may find themselves afraid that they will experience bias if they go to family court to resolve their child custody and support issues. Some dads stay in unhealthy relationships because they are afraid of losing custody of their children while others do not seek custody because they assume the mother will receive preference by default. While historically, mothers were often favored in child custody proceedings, modern family law recognizes the importance of both parents' involvement in a child's life. In fact, fathers who actively seek custody are more likely to be successful than mothers in court.

New study associates some fatal two-car crashes with opioid use

Opioids cause psychomotor and cognitive impairment, which means users can become drowsy and unable to make clear judgments. This is why opioid use or abuse does not go together with driving. Drivers in Georgia should know that in 2016, 7.1% of all car crash initiators were found to have opioids in their system. In 1993, that percentage was 2%.

Channing Tatum files paperwork in child custody case

Georgia residents who are fans of Channing Tatum may know that he asked for a judge's help in resolving a child custody dispute. Tatum reportedly asked a judge to create a custody schedule after the child's mother failed to fully agree to one that he had proposed. The child's mother is actress Jenna Dewan, and she and Tatum were married for nine years before getting divorced in 2018.

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