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Life Goes on for Now for DACA DREAMers: Understanding What Happened with DACA in the Supreme Court

Last month the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s request to directly consider an order made by a California district court judge in January. The decision has had a dramatic impact on the debate over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the fate of the over 600,000 DREAMers who are part of it. The court battle began when U.S. District Judge William Alsup in California ruled Read More

Georgia Family Law: Your Parental Rights as an Unwed Father

When married parents separate or divorce in Georgia, they both have rights to the children. It’s a different picture when the couple is not married. In this situation, only the mother is entitled to custody, even if the couple was together for years and the father’s name is on all of the birth certificates. Georgia law differentiates between a biological father and one who has been legally recognized. Fathering a Read More

5 Self-Care Tips After a Divorce

Divorce is more than a complicated legal process. It can also be an emotional ordeal when you have to itemize and divide the remnants of your married life, while preparing mentally and financially for the future. So if you feel lost, sad, or intimidated afterwards, it’s entirely normal. With proper and consistent self-care, you will get past it and move on to a bright and promising future. Below is a list of ways Read More

Renters’ Rights: Your 5 Basic Tenant Rights in Georgia

When you have an unscrupulous landlord, they may try to convince you that they hold the upper hand in the relationship. They may violate your privacy, make excuses for not carrying out necessary repairs, and even try to constructively evict you by changing locks or shutting off your utilities. However, the reality is that as a Georgia tenant, you have certain basic rights that are specified in state code. The Read More

The Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce in Georgia

Divorce inspires emotions that include worry, stress, fear, sadness, and anger. If you’ve been unhappy for awhile, you probably feel relieved too. You’ll likely experience an entire gamut of intense feelings as you accept the end of the marriage and prepare to divide assets and debts and discuss child custody and support, alimony, and the future of the marital home. These feelings and focal points are common to Read More

4 Tips for Proper I-9 Compliance as an Employer

United States immigration law requires employers across the country to complete and retain a Form I-9 for every employee they hire. The I-9 is used to confirm the identity of new workers and confirm that they are American citizens or immigrants authorized to work in the United States. United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) has been carrying out workplace audits and I-9 inspections more Read More

The End of DACA and What That Means for American DREAMers

The Trump Administration has confirmed that it will be winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. This program, which was established by then-President Obama in 2012, provides work permits and deportation deferments to immigrants who were brought illegally into the U.S. as children. If you are one of these people that are affected, please do not hesitate to contact our firm and Read More

Georgia Fathers: 5 Ways You Can Improve Your Chances of Winning Your Child Custody Battle

On March 7, 2017 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran a story titled “Single-Father Families Outpace Ones Led by Single Mothers.” Drawing on sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, it revealed that: In the last decade, the increase in the number of Georgia families headed by single fathers exceeded those headed by single mothers for the first time since 1970. Households consisting of a father and children was Read More

Renters: Avoid Making These Detrimental Mistakes at All Costs!

There are numerous advantages to renting your home, but it can also place you in an extremely vulnerable position if you fall victim to one of the many potential pitfalls inherent in the property rental process. No renter can afford to make any of the following detrimental mistakes: Not reading the lease The cardinal sin of renting is failing to thoroughly read the terms of your lease agreement. People Read More

A Brief Overview of Asylum in the United States

There are millions of people in the world who live in fear of persecution in their home country. Many of them seek to come to the United States for safety, and to start a new life. Whether you have a loved one still living in fear abroad, or you have come to America using a Visa and wish to apply for asylum so you don’t have to go back to your home country, it is important to learn what asylum is exactly, and how it Read More