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Eric Ballinger’s Legal Guides

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  • Cracking the DUI Code

    There is a controversy brewing in how law enforcement makes cases for driving under the influence, and that controversy is coming to a head. For a number of years, criminal defense lawyers have been mounting an attack on the breath testing device used in Georgia to detect the lev...

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  • Changes to the Garnishment Laws: Corporations Need Not Answer Through A Lawyer

    On Feb. 7, Gov. Nathan Deal signedHB 683in to law, effectively eliminating the requirement that corporations have a lawyer represent them to answer a garnishment. This new law is lauded as removing an unnecessary regulation on business. While this change to the law does help cut ...

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  • Divorce and the family business

    While every divorce case comes with its own challenges, those cases involving people who own their own business have a unique set of challenges. The challenges come in the computation of income as well as the division of the business as an asset of the marriage. In handling the s...

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  • Military Legal Assistance Program: The Bar Helping Heroes

    On Veterans Day we take pause to remember those who have served and those who serve our country and defend our freedom. The State Bar of Georgia remembers our veterans every day through the Military Legal Assistance Program. Was created in 2009 out of the research and efforts of ...

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  • Retirement Accounts and Divorce: Protecting Your Rights with a Qualified Domestic Relations Order

    For most families, their retirement accounts are their largest asset. While Wall Street is showing signs of recovery, the housing market still suffers from losses. So, while most people are upside down in their house, their retirement accounts are increasing in value. For familie...

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  • Drafting Your Will: The Devil is in the Details

    When putting your will together, going in to detail is the only way to truly insure your intent, protect your estate and prevent a hardships for your family and chosen executor.The market place is full of options for putting together a will such as forms from office supply stores...

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  • Decision Fatigue: What You Need To Know About Court Before You Go To Court.

    Thinking about taking that case to the Judge? Before you step foot in the Courtroom, be sure to read a most recent article by John Tierney in the New York Times Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? This article highlights the wear and tear that the act of making decisions through...

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  • Child Custody of Relatives: Helping to Raise Your Family’s Children

    In these times more and more people are called upon to help raise the children of their family members. There are any number of situations arise where a relative needs to get guardianship or custody of children. At this time there are parents on military deployment overseas, pare...

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  • Your Facebook Page Could Hurt Your Case

    There is a modern wisdom, "Be careful what you post, it could come back to haunt you in the courtroom." In this day where everybody has access to social media through Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and even blogs, it is astonishing the things that people are willing to put on line. ...

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  • What Effect Does Fault Have in a Divorce?

    The issue of fault is a complex when it comes to divorce. It usually is the straw that breaks the camel's back with regard to ending the marital relationship. While some refuse to recognize role that their own fault plays in the dissolution of their marriage, many are surprised ...

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