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Guardianship

Guardianship and conservatorship are very similar in that they give one party the power over another party's affairs when he or she is not able to. Guardianship means that a person, called a guardian, has the power to make decisions about someone's personal life, such as housing, medical care or even that person's day to day activities such as what food they eat. On the other hand, for a conservatorship, a person, called a conservator, has the power over another's financial affairs, such as investments and bills. For both conservatorship and guardianship, a person who needs a conservator or guardian has to be physically or mentally incapacitated and not be able to take care of their own affairs.


If you are facing an issue of your loved one having to have a guardian or conservator appointed, hiring an experienced attorney is the best way to make sure that you case has the attention that it deserves. Our conservatorship/guardianship attorneys will handle your case with the empathy it deserves so that you can focus on your loved one. Call us today to schedule your consultation.

Uncontested Divorce w/ No Minor Children

In the State of Georgia, if you want to end your marriage, you must file a complaint for divorce in the Superior Court. After a court grants your divorce and issues a Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce, you are legally able to remarry.  It is always advisable to speak with a lawyer before filing any action with the court. This divorce is no exception to that rule. There are often more issues involved in a divorce than you might realize if you fail to get legal advice.


Dissolution of a marriage can be a very complicated process. If documents are not completed, signed, notarized and filed as prescribed by law, the divorce pleadings are not in compliance with the law, a judge cannot grant your request for divorce, and may dismiss your case.


Divorce is never easy, but we are here to help make this process run smoother for you both.  Call us today for your consultation.


Adoptions

Welcoming a new child into a family is a joyous and exciting occasion. If individuals or couples choose to expand their families through adoption it also can be a lengthy and confusing process. Before a state will allow an adoption, prospective parents must meet certain. 


Understanding exactly who may adopt can be a complicated and confusing process, determined largely by state laws. There may also be certain requirements, such as a home study period, before an adoption is finalized. Don't go it alone; call us for assistance to help clarify the process and its requirements in Georgia.

Prenuptial Agreements

Also called a premarital, a prenuptial agreement is a contract two people enter into before their marriage. Typically, the purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to make clear how the couple will divide property, handle debts, and deal with other financial issues in the event that their marriage ends, but it can also explain the couple's wishes as to how they want to handle these matters throughout their marriage.


State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. We can ensure that your prenuptial agreement meets the current standards and get your new union off on the right foot!