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Thomas F. Tierney
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Second Divorce- How do we divide our stuff?
One of the most difficult issues in a second divorce is how do you divide your property?  You had a 401k and a house before you married, sold your house and bought a new one with the love of your life, now she wants a divorce!!!! Georgia divides property un...
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Why do I need an attorney in my divorce case? I can find the forms online!!!
No one likes paying an attorney to represent them.  We'd rather use our hard earned money to start our life over, new furniture, rent, moving expenses, etc.....  However, I'm often surprised when I see in Court people trying to do their own divorce, especia...
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How to prepare for a Custody Dispute
If you are being confronted with an issue regarding custody of your child,  you should be prepared for a close look at your character and your abilities as a parent.  As such, you should do the following: 1)   Be Fair: The judge's sole duty in any child cus...
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Help! I just got arrested! What's going to happen?
You will be taken to the jail and processed, which means that you will be fingerprinted.  The jail will search to see if you have any warrants outstanding.  If there are no other warrants, typically there will be a set bond for your release.  You can either...
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Temporary Restraining Order-Family Violence Protective Order
The Georgia legislature has passed a series of laws to assist battered women and men to remove themselves from a cycle of violence.   In practice, however, often these remedies are misused to obtain a "leg up" in a divorce or custody case, or to obtain help...
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Bankruptcy Relief from IRS and Georgia Tax Debts
Most people are unaware that bankruptcy can be a useful tool in resolving tax debts.   Generally speaking,  if a Georgia or IRS debt for income taxes is over three years old you can obtain a discharge in Chapter 7.   If it is less than three (3) years old, ...
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Do I have to file bankruptcy? What are alternatives?
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What's the difference between a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
In a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy you receive a full discharge of your debts usually within three months of filing.  There is no payment plan and your credit will start rebuilding immediately.   Usually there is only one creditor meeting to make sure your paperwork...
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Will I lose my house in bankruptcy? What about my car? Reaffirmations in Bankruptcy
Many people are afraid to seek bankruptcy relief because they do not want to lose their house or their car.   Often people will want to list their credit card debts in their Petition but not their mortgages or car notes, fearing that if the bank finds out, ...
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I'm in trouble!!! What will happen if I file Bankruptcy?
A bankruptcy can be a wonderful tool to get a fresh start.  Job loss, illness, and yes,  bad financial decisions can leave you and your family in a hole.   The longer you do not fix this problem the worse your credit will get.   You can face garnishment of ...
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