Once a child reaches the age of 14, Georgia law provides that he or she has the ability to select which parent they would like to live with. In the event that a child makes such a selection, the trial court must analyze whether the parent that the child is choosing to live with is…

Each year thousands of high school students graduate and move away from home to attend college.  These newly minted college students not only need to pack shower shoes for the dorm, but also need to prepare an Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) before leaving the nest. Eighteen year olds are considered adults in the eyes…

If you sustained an injury on property owned by another person or a corporation, it is important to get to an attorney experienced in the area of premises liability. An experienced attorney will know the right questions to ask in order to assess whether you have a valid claim and the best way to move…

Any family law attorney will tell you that one of the most common questions they are asked is, “Can I get divorced without an attorney?” The answer to this question is that you might be able to get divorced without an attorney in certain situations, but it is almost never a good idea to do…

At 65 miles per hour any vehicle, commercial or passenger, is traveling 95 feet per second. However, the distance required to stop a vehicle changes dramatically as the size and weight of the vehicle increases.  Simply stated, larger and heavier vehicles require more distance to stop than smaller and lighter vehicles. A passenger car traveling…

Tires may be the most important part of having a safe vehicle.  Your tires are the only part of the vehicle that touches the roadway.  When accelerating from a stop or braking to stop, your tires form the essential contact with the road that allows movement and travel.  Despite their enormous importance, many drivers do…

WHAT HAPPENED?  The Clean Water Act authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to limit pollution in “navigable” waterways.  On June 29th, the EPA published its Clean Water Rule, which expands the definition of navigable waterways to include the tributaries that feed into those waterways.  Twenty-seven States, including Georgia, immediately…

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