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Seeking Help From A Family Law Attorney

My name is Juliette Meeks and welcome to my blog about family law. A few months ago, I was having some family issues that required me to seek the help of an attorney. I had never needed an attorney before and I was a bit apprehensive at first to schedule a consultation. Once I did, my attorney put my fears to rest very quickly. The attorney outlined my options and answered all of my questions very thoroughly. My legal matter was settled quickly and I am thankful that I decided to seek the help of an attorney. If you need a family attorney to assist you with legal matters, you should schedule a consultation right away. In this blog, you'll learn what to expect during your first visit and all of the important questions you should ask.

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Is An Old DUI Charge Keeping You From Getting That Job? Here’s What You Should Know.

5 March 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you have a DUI (driving under the influence) conviction in your past, you can pretty much guarantee that it will turn up on a background check. If the person doing the checking is a prospective employer, does that mean that you won't get the job? Maybe. Here's what you should know. 1.) DUI convictions aren't just traffic offenses - they're also criminal offenses. That means that even if you were sleeping off a few drinks in the back of the car and the keys were in your pocket when you were charged, you still committed a crime. Read More …

Child Custody Placement And The Autistic Child

23 February 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

Children with autism cannot process changes in their environments as well as other kids can. They do not have the psychological and emotional filters necessary to become resilient to frequent change. They are almost always rigid in their expectations of where they are and will be. Adhering to those expectations provides children with autism a sense of security, consistency, and continuity. Divorcing parents need to find a way to keep children with autism in a place where they can continue to feel and expect much of the same as they have had. Read More …

Falsely Accused Of Domestic Violence? Don’t Allow The Restraining Order To Go Unchallenged

5 February 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

It's estimated that 25% of divorces contain an allegation of domestic violence, and a lot of them are either trivial or outright false. Some people will use a false allegation of domestic violence as a tactical weapon in a nasty divorce, especially where child custody is an issue. The consequences can be disastrous for the person falsely accused, whose life has just gone from bad to worse in the time it takes a judge to issue an ex parte order of protection. Read More …

Six Crazy Laws Still On The Books In The United States

16 January 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

According to Cornell University Law School, a crime is any violation of a public law, whether it is on the local, state or federal level. Technically then, you could find yourself facing a judge by violating any of the following six laws. Finger-Licking Good In Gainesville, Georgia, the law says fried chicken must be eaten with your fingers. It started as a publicity stunt to promote this southern dish, but somehow the ordinance became law and is still on the books. Read More …

3 Ways To Get The Most From Your Attorney-Client Relationship

8 January 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

Hiring an attorney can be an expensive endeavor. To ensure that you are maximizing your investment, it is important that you understand how the attorney-client relationship works. Having basic knowledge about this relationship will help you see how beneficial working on the relationship between you and your attorney can be. Here are 3 ways that you can get the most from your attorney-client relationship in the future. 1. Take advantage of consultations. Read More …