Eviction (Dispossessory Proceedings) in Georgia

Gavel on Top of Judge's BenchWhen a tenant violates a section of a rental agreement or fails to pay rent, the landlord can demand possession of the rental property orally or in writing. Yet, surprising to some, he or she cannot file an affidavit for an eviction unless the tenant refuses to grant the landlord possession of the rental unit. Similarly, there is not a set time frame for how long the landlord must give the tenant before…

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Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)

Front of Brick House in Augusta GAIn an effort to provide struggling homeowners with some welcome relief, the Home Affordable Modification Program (better known as HAMP) is a program within the Making Home Affordable (MHA) program offering reduced monthly mortgage payments. Thus, the aim of HAMP is to allow homeowners to remain in their homes by making their payments more affordable and sustainable long-term. To qualify, families must be able to demonstrate that they are facing financial hardship.…

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Workers’ Compensation: Frequently Asked Questions

 Man Holding Eye in Work Related AccidentBy way of the workers’ compensation system, injured individuals have a right to receive compensation and medical benefits following an injury sustained while performing their job. Yet, the principle behind workers’ compensation is that it provides a benefit for the employee and the employer. For instance, when a worker is injured on the job, he can receive workers’ compensation benefits in exchange for…

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Breach Of Contract

Business Contract At the forefront of nearly all business disputes, breach of contract is, by simple definition, failure to hold up one’s end of a bargain. Given that a partner or business associate denies their obligations as stated in a contractual agreement, the non-breaching party can essentially sue them to enforce the details of the contract, as well as recover damages. In the state of Georgia specifically, recoverable…

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Bankruptcy FAQ: Should I Retain The Services Of A Debt Consolidation Company?

Augusta GA Layer to Help with Debt ConsolidationWhen faced with the misfortune of filing for bankruptcy, individuals and families search for strategies to manage their debt. With a rise in popularity, debt consolidation companies promote the simplicity of combining debt, while protecting one's credit rating. Yet, these relationships…

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