What Does “Mixed State” Mean With Respect To Divorce?

Under Georgia state law, “mixed state” means that you can use either “fault” or “no fault” grounds for divorce.

What Does “Equitable Division” Mean With Respect To Divorce?

In Georgia, “equitable division” means that each spouse owns the income she or he earned during the course of the marriage.

How Long Must Someone Live In Georgia Before They Can File For Divorce?

At least one spouse must live in Georgia for at least six months prior to filing for divorce.

What Is Georgia’s Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Personal Injury Claim?

Georgia’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident in which you were injured.

What Is Georgia’s Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Damages Suit?

Georgia’s statute of limitations for filing a damages suit is four years from the date of the accident in which your property (i.e. automobile) was damaged.

What Does Georgia’s “Modified Comparative Negligence” Rule Mean?

Georgia’s “modified comparative negligence” rule means that if you’re found to be at least 50% responsible for an accident in which you were injured, you may not be entitled to any damages whatsoever.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the legal process by which a decedent’s family — i.e. her or his the surviving spouse or other family members — may gather the deceased person’s assets, pay all outstanding debts and taxes, and transfer assets to those scheduled to inherit them.

How Long Does Georgia’s Probate Process Typically Last?

Georgia’s probate process typically last anywhere from 8 — 12 months.

What Is The Executor’s Role During Probate?

The executor’s role is to settle the estate and, if necessary, seek formal appointment as the decedent’s personal representative from a Georgia judge.

What Are Some Of The Reasons A Will May Be Contested?

A will may be contested if there are questions regarding the decedent’s age (i.e. whether she or he was under the age of 18 at the time of signing), mental capacity, fraud and/or undue influence.

Tom Cain, Attorney at Law, P.C. defends folks throughout Lawrenceville, Buford, and Duluth in cases involving criminal defense, personal injury, family law, probate, wills, and commercial and civil litigation. Call (770) 963-0289 today to learn more.