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Laying Out the Steps in a Georgia Divorce

by The Anderson Firm, LLC

The unexpected is what makes divorce stressful for many spouses. If you're about to file for divorce, you probably want to know how much it will cost, how long it will take, and what the process actually looks like.

Before filing for divorce in Georgia, you must have lived in the state for a minimum of six months. You may then file for divorce on the grounds that you and your spouse have "irreconcilable differences", which is no-fault divorce, or on fault-based grounds (there are around a dozen fault grounds in Georgia). Your attorney will be able to advise you on the advantages and disadvantages for no-fault and fault-based filings.

NOTE: The process outlined below applies to divorces in which spouses do not agree on the terms of the divorce settlement — this is referred to as a "contested" divorce. If you have an uncontested divorce, your process might look quite different. Your attorney will be able to go into further detail.

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In this blog post, we discuss whether or not you need a will or trust for your estate plan. We also highlight if you can (and should) file for divorce by yourself.
 

Why Do I Need a Living Trust Or Will?

Living trusts and wills share a few characteristics, but they are two distinct estate planning tools. Many individuals have preconceived notions that trusts are only for the rich and famous, but every single person needs a will.

The Anderson Law Firm blog lays out the key differences between these estate planning documents so you might come away with a better understanding of each.
 
Similarities Between a Will and a Trust

Both wills and trusts can distribute assets of the estate planner. The creator of a will is known as a testator, while a trust's creator is referred to as a grantor. Read more
 
What a Will Can Do that a Trust Cannot Do:

If you have minor children, you are able to name a guardian for your kids in the event something happens to both parents. Read more
 
What a Trust Can Do that a Will Cannot Do:

Assets in a living trust do not have to pass through probate court after the grantor becomes incapacitated or passes away. Read more
 
Conclusion

While the benefits of both wills and living trusts are numerous, there is plenty we did not cover in this blog. For example, many estate planners choose to use both wills and living trusts in tandem to meet their goals. You need to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to determine which estate planning documents you need.

The Anderson Firm is committed to our clients and goes the extra mile to understand their situations in order to provide premium legal services. Reach out to us soon to book your consultation.

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Another woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Atlanta rapper T.I. and his R&B singer wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

Lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn told Vulture he is representing a client who alleges she was drugged and trafficked in three states by the Atlanta power couple.

Blackburn described the victim as "a survivor who was drugged and trafficked by [T.I. and Tiny] in Nevada, California, and Florida over three days."

On Feb. 19, Blackburn sent letters to federal prosecutors in Georgia and California calling for criminal investigations into allegations that T.I., real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., and his wife drugged victims for indecent purposes.

Blackburn says he spoke to eight women and three men who all described similar stories of "forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment."

Six more women have reportedly come forward with similar allegations, Blackburn said in an interview with the Daily Beast.

Blackburn confirmed to Vulture that he only represents the new trafficking accuser.

"All she wants is justice, and we intend to fight until she gets it," Blackburn said in an email to Vulture.

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T.I. and Tiny's pugnacious attorney, Steven Sadow, repeated his assertions that the couple will be vindicated if the charges are investigated.

"We await Blackburn exposing his anonymous accusers to the light of day, by revealing their names, so we will be in a position to confront their allegations," Sadow told Vulture. "By Blackburn choosing instead to misuse the media for his own publicity and hiding the identities of his clients from the public and us, he makes it impossible for us to do so now."

But legal experts note that the alleged sex abuse victims have the right to privacy until an investigation is completed.

A judge can keep the names of sex abuse victims out of public records to protect them from witness intimidation or harassment.

So far, no charges have been filed against T.I. and Tiny.

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The high-powered lawyer representing rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, denies claims they tried to cut a deal with an attorney pushing for an investigation into sexual abuse allegations.

Tyrone A. Blackburn, who sent letters to federal prosecutors in two states accusing the couple of drugging and raping women, said T.I.'s attorney, Steven Sadow contacted him and tried to cut a deal on T.I. and Tiny's behalf.

"Steve Sadow reached out to me looking to make a deal on behalf of T.I. and Tiny and I told Steve Sadow my clients want justice," Blackburn said via Zoom videoconference on Monday. "So [if] the deal involves Tiny and T.I. turning themselves in and admitting to the crimes they have committed then fine we got a deal! But if it does not work then I would prefer the investigators do that work and to bring criminal charges against Tiny and T.I. for what they've done throughout the years.”

Blackburn is representing 11 women who accuse the couple of engaging in "sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terrorist threats, and false imprisonment."

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T.I. has vigorously denied the allegations through his attorney, Sadow (pictured left), who stated "no charges will be forthcoming." Sadow denied reaching out to Blackburn to cut a deal.

"That is patently false," he said in a statement on Thursday.

"I reached out to see if he would share any information since his name was posted on Instagram as the attorney for Sabrina Peterson. Blackburn repeatedly refused to provide the names of his accuser-clients or any corroborating or supporting evidence of his groundless claims. The Harrises repeat that they are confident if a thorough and fair investigation is conducted, no charges will be brought."

The allegations have dealt a death blow to T.I.'s career. VH1 canceled the couple's reality TV show, T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, and Disney fired him from its Ant-Man 3 film.
 

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Lisa Bloom has been retained by a second woman who alleges she was drugged and sexually abused by rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

Bloom, who is already representing one accuser, now says she was retained by a second accuser.

"We just signed our second accuser against TI and Tiny," she wrote on Twitter.com Friday.

"If you have information about this important case, please contact me.

Always free and confidential.

And we understand the fear."

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The women allege that T.I. plied them with pills, such as ecstasy or meth, and then passed them off to his homies for their sexual pleasure. The women also say they were recruited by Tameka.

T.I., 40, and Tiny, 45, have denied the "appalling allegations" made by dozens of women.

The couple threatened possible legal action against Sabrina Peterson, a former friend who accused the rapper of putting a gun to her head.

VH1 didn't hesitate to cancel the couple's reality TV series, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, last week.

"We are aware of the allegations, and while they are not connected to our show, we have reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials," an MTV Entertainment spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline.

"Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information."

VH1 and MTV are owned by ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks.

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At least one of T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Harris' accusers has retained famed sexual harassment attorney Lisa Bloom.

Dozens of women came forward, accusing the Harrises of drugging and sexually assaulting them, after Glam University owner Sabrina Peterson accused T.I. of putting a gun to her head.

Last night, Bloom, 59, announced she is representing one of the accusers. So far, no lawsuits have been filed.

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This changes the trajectory from petty accusations to a possible criminal trial or out of court settlements that could financially ruin the couple.

The 40-year-old rapper has already hurt his case by admitting to having intimate relations with some of the women, which he says was consensual.
 

Bloom, the daughter of famed attorney Gloria Allred, is known for representing famous sexual harassment victims and precipitating the firing of Bill O'Reilly from Fox News.

But she lost some credibility when she advised disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein before he was sued into oblivion by dozens of women who alleged sexual assault.

Weinstein, 68, was convicted of criminal sexual assault on February 24, 2020. He was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

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The "Real Housewives of New York City" is making history by hiring their first Black cast member in the show's 13-year run.

TMZ has learned the Bravo series hired Eboni K. Williams to join the Big Apple ladies for season 13, which is already in production.

The attorney and TV host is ecstatic about her new gig, telling TMZ, "NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I'm excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife. Can't wait to share a slice of life in this city that hasn't been seen before."

Eboni added, "Anyone who's aware of my work knows I don't hold back. I'm going to keep it just as real here as I do everywhere else."

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It's true. Eboni has a reputation for being loud and argumentative (which may explain why she's single).

The 37-year-old Charlotte native co-hosted "FOX News Specialists" before leaving FNC at the end of 2018. For a short time, Eboni co-hosted a talk show on WABC Radio in NYC and currently co-hosts "State of the Culture" on Sean Combs's Revolt TV.

Eboni earned her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law -- and she clerked for Louisiana's Secretary of State and the state's Attorney General.

As TMZ reported, the show's producers Also auditioned Bershan Shaw, another potential Black housewife. In the end, they decided Eboni was the better fit as a full-time cast member. It's still possible Bershan will make appearances.

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Incarcerated rapper Kodak Black showed his appreciation and love for his attorney by gifting his "father figure" a brand new truck.

The "Zeze" rap star, real name Bill K. Kapri, is still serving time for federal weapons-related charges, but he won’t face additional time behind bars thanks to his father figure and legal representative, Bradford Cohen.

Kodak decided to treat Cohen to a belated Father's Day surprise, and sent him to his local Chevy dealership to pick up a special delivery - a 2020 Chevy Z71.
 

Kodak made sure the truck was fully paid for in advance, and he shared a snap of Cohen posing next to his new ride on Instagram.

In the accompanying caption, he revealed Cohen proved to be so much more to him than just an attorney, writing:

"Anyone Can Be A Daddy But Everyone Cant Be A Father Calling You My Lawyer Would B Disrespectful. God Put You In My Life & You've Been A Father Figure To Me. Happy Belated Fathers Day and Happy Belated Birthday Pops . I Love You."

Cohen responded to the heartwarming post by vowing to continue "going the extra mile" for Kodak and all of his clients, revealing he would be making a donation in the rapper's name to the criminal justice reform non-profit, The Innocence Project.

News of Kodak's generous gift comes two months after Cohen managed to convince Florida prosecutors to drop charges relating to the same 2019 incident the rapper is already serving a 46-month sentence for - falsifying information on federal forms to purchase three firearms in Miami.

If the deal hadn't been reached, Kodak could have faced an additional 15 years in prison. Instead, the 23-year-old rapper will complete a 500-hour drug treatment course.

Celebrity attorneys Leron Rogers, right, and John Rose, of the prestigious Lewis & Brisbois law firm, held his annual Fall mixer event at Little Alley Steakhouse in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta on Thursday, Oct. 3.

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In attendance were former reality TV star Lisa Wu, right, blogger Michelle Brown, left, and Leron's clients, including Atlanta Hawks players, entertainment industry executives, and blogger Sandra Rose, of Sandrarose.com.

Leron, left, and his associate John T. Rose recently secured a judgment of nearly $800,000 for their client against a former NBA All-Star.

Leron (left) poses with investor Donray Von (right). Donray was involved in four major acquisitions and co-invested alongside Google Ventures, Guggenheim, and more.

The event was sponsored by Leron Rogers, Lewis & Brisbois, AON, AIG, and First Impressions.

Anisa Brenee (L), John Rose (C) and Shelly Nicole at Leron Rogers' annual Fall mixer.


 

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