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Protection from Eviction During COVID-19

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COVID-19 has turned life upside down for so many Georgia residents, and we are still trying to rebound from this worldwide pandemic that brings to mind the panic of the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918. Rising and rapid unemployment following the economic shutdown has left many families struggling to keep their heads above water. In…

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Discrimination in the Workplace

Workplace Discrimination Augusta GA

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against workplace discrimination by making it unlawful to base hiring, promotion or referral based on race, religion, sex or national origin. For the most part, employers strive to follow this law, but there are situations where discrimination exists. Sometimes the discrimination may be hard to prove, and…

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Do You Need a Will or a Trust?

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We all want to provide for our loved ones after we pass away, but understanding the options can be confusing. All of us want to do the very best for our families, but how do we make the right choices in estate planning? One of the first steps is recognizing the differences between wills and…

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Protect Your Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Employment Law Augusta GA

The country, and most of the world, is in the grip of the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic. While we are all focused on personal health and safety, business owners have the added burden of protecting their businesses in this uncertain time. It is important to concentrate on implementing safety procedures in your business, while understanding all…

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When Does Shoplifting Become a Felony?

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Shoplifting can include hiding merchandise in your purse or your clothes, hiding merchandise inside of other merchandise or even just swapping the tags with a cheaper item. Shoplifting can become a serious criminal matter when it becomes a felony. Shoplifting felonies can result in up to 10 years in prison depending on the gravity of…

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Are Creditor Calls Crippling Your Ability to Repay Debt?

Bankruptcy Attorneys Augusta GA

It is clear that creditor calls are intended to compel debtors to repay what they owe when regular payments have stopped. That said, there is an argument to be made that some creditors put debtors in a position where repaying the debt seems like an impossible challenge. When you owe money to one or more…

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Why Landlords Working with Tenants Makes Sense

Real Estate Attorney Augusta GA

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, it is important to understand the relationship between the two. This is especially true when it comes to legal matters. In the vast majority of cases, both parties have entered into a legal agreement. All things being well, that agreement will offer equal legal protections. Anything less…

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Avoid Bankruptcy by Shopping Wisely this Holiday Season

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Americans are far too prone to spend more than we should. This is true for a variety of reasons, but it becomes evident particularly during the holiday season. More than a few Georgia families have spent themselves into bankruptcy through December. That is a gift that no one wants come January. You can take some…

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Why Do Individuals Accused of a Crime Have Rights?

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A person who is facing criminal charges in the United States still has rights. If you have been accused of committing a crime, that means you are entitled to mount a defense. The problem for most defendants is that they do not have extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system. Even if you have been…

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Understanding Breach of Contracts

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According to FindLaw, a business contract establishes certain obligations that are fulfilled by the parties who agreed. A contract exists when there is an offer and an acceptance of that offer. The contract should clearly state what each party is going to do and the time frame they will do it. A “breach” of contract…

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