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What Does it Mean to Have Temporary Custody?

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, you can apply to temporarily have custody of a minor child. Often a parent who is going through a divorce or someone who is not the parent but is concerned about the well being of a child will ask the court if they can temporarily have legal custody of the child. Sometimes, the need for temporary custody of the child is due to the length of time it takes to negotiate Read More

Why Is That A Criminal Offense? Lesser known crimes in Georgia

I didn’t know that is a crime in Georgia! While that statement may be true, it does not make you any less guilty of some lesser known crimes. As the old saying goes… Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Even if you don’t know a certain act is a criminal offense, you may still be required to pay a fine, perform community service, or serve time in jail. There are some illegal acts that people don’t necessarily think of Read More

DUI and DUI Less Safe: What’s the Difference in Georgia?

Many people are aware that in Georgia, if your blood, urine or breath show an alcohol concentration limit of .08 or more at any time within three hours after driving or being in actual physical control from alcohol consumed before such driving, will be charged with DUI per se, which is found under O.C.G.A. 40-6-391(a)(5).  However, a lesser known law in Georgia involving alcohol is found under O.C.G.A. § Read More

Domestic Abuse in Georgia During COVID-19

During Georgia's COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders victims of domestic abuse were in danger of being isolated with their abuser. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said, “We have been told by one Atlanta-area hospital that they are seeing a 15% increase in domestic violence cases in their facility.” Quarantine restrictions placed unusual stress and financial pressures on families, and spouses and children in already abusive Read More

I’m an unmarried parent in Georgia: What are my parental rights?

My partner and I aren't married but we have children together: what are our legal parental rights in Georgia? If you have a child or plan to have a child outside of marriage, here is some basic information about parental rights for unmarried couples in Georgia. Georgia courts make parental legal decisions based on the best interest of the child. Unmarried couples often make decisions jointly about the care and Read More

Focus on Your Family webinar series. The Enneagram and how does it influence your parenting style?

Jenni Brown Esq specialized in family law and Shannon Anderson Enneagram coach, discuss how the Enneagram personality can influence your parenting style. https://ffbfamilylaw.com Contact us or email us at info@ffbfamilylaw.com (770) 422-4241 Shannon Anderson https://www.thehelpfulenneagram.com/ thehelpfulenneagram@gmail.com Take the test https://www.yourenneagramcoach.com/dont-know-your-type Read More

DIY Online Divorce: Is it right for you?

What exactly is an online divorce? For many reasons not all marriages last, and today many marriages end in divorce. In fact, Georgia has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation: only six states have more divorces than The Peach State. In Georgia, 14.11 people for every 1,000 married individuals are divorced. Why is Georgia's divorce rate so high? Simply, because Georgia's marriage rate is also very high: Read More

Focus on Your Family webinar series. The Enneagram and how it can help your marriage?

Jenni Brown Esq and Shannon Anderson Enneagram coach, dive into the Enneagram personality tool and discuss how you can utilize it to better your relationships. https://ffbfamilylaw.com info@ffbfamilylaw.com (770) 422-4241 Shannon Anderson https://www.thehelpfulenneagram.com/ thehelpfulenneagram@gmail.com Take the test https://www.yourenneagramcoach.com/dont-know-your-type Read More

What To Look For In A Criminal Defense Lawyer

There is nothing more frightening and that can cause long term damage to you, your family and your future than to be arrested and charged with a crime. Whether you are guilty or innocent of the crime you have been charged with, it's important that you understand your rights. A criminal offense on your record can have an extremely negative effect on your life and future. Most jobs, landlords, and money lending Read More

What Is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is a process where you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party, called a mediator, to discuss and resolve the issues of your marriage without going to court. If both people are cooperative in negotiating their issues and reaching an agreement, mediation can be less stressful, take less time and cost less than a traditional divorce that is negotiated in court. Participating in divorce Read More