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How Divorce Affects Your Georgia Estate Plan

by The Anderson Firm, LLC
 
Many spouses do not know just how much the other spouse has permeated their lives until someone files for divorce. In a divorce, both spouses must disclose seemingly every detail of their lives to the other’s attorney. With so much going on, plenty of spouses forget about updating their wills and estate plans.

An important note here is that, once someone files for divorce in Georgia, a temporary standing order prevents either spouse from selling assets or spending a large amount of money. This sometimes restricts certain actions related to estate planning. So, you should refrain from making drastic changes to your wills and trusts after you or your spouse files the Petition for Divorce. READ MORE
 
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What Must You Do Before Filing for Divorce in Georgia?

by The Anderson Firm, LLC
 
You've made up your mind. You've done everything reasonable to save your marriage, but it's become clear that the best thing for you and your kids is to divorce your spouse. How do you get things started?

The short answer is to call a quality family law attorney. While that is absolutely the smartest move, you should be aware of some prerequisites, for lack of a better term, before filing for divorce in Georgia.

Grounds for Divorce

Spouses in Georgia may file for divorce on the grounds that their marriage is "irretrievably broken." This is the no-fault option for couples... READ MORE.
 
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Prenuptial Agreements — What Can They Actually Do in Georgia?

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As with so many other things in society, millennials are rewriting the rules. With a more equitable workforce (in terms of gender), marrying later in life, and a desire to hold onto hard-earned assets, prenuptial agreements are as popular as ever. It seems fiancés are discovering that prenuptial agreements are useful for more than just the ultra-wealthy.

Functions of Prenuptial Agreements in Georgia

The most widely understood utility of prenuptial agreements is the ability for independently wealthy spouses to keep many of their assets after a divorce. Separate property, which is property owned by spouses before marriage, could become marital property through commingling...

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Georgia Parents: Not Getting Child Support Like You Should?

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The concept is simple: both parents should financially contribute, from each's ability, to a child's needs. In many circumstances — after a divorce, or separation of unmarried parents — a legal order needs to be established that ensures the financial security of a particular child or children.

Just because an order for child support is in place does not mean the paying parent will automatically comply. If you are the receiving spouse in a child support order and stop receiving payments from your ex, you have options for getting the money your child needs. Remember: you shouldn’t feel guilty for putting your foot down and demanding payments to which you and your child are legally entitled. Unpaid child support is referred to in the legal system as "child support arrears."

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Van Jones is still sweet on Kim Kardashian - even though she rejected him because she's not completely over her ex-husband, Kanye West.

Kim, 40, is busy preparing for the next chapter in her storybook life after the spotlight fades. She already has a great job reference - from her boss, Van Jones.

Jones gushed that Kim will be an "unbelievable attorney."

Jones made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs on Monday, May 24. Host Ellen was quick to ask how well Kim is doing as an apprentice at Van's non-profit organization Dream Corps JUSTICE.

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"She's doing amazing," Jones gushes.

"I think she has used her platform to help people behind bars. Her dad was a lawyer and she always wanted to be a lawyer. Once she got a taste of what she could do using her platform, using her brain, she hasn't let up, so I think she's going to be an unbelievable attorney. She's already I think one of the best advocates that we have in criminal justice."

In an interview with Good Morning Vogue earlier this year, Kim revealed she's already halfway through law school

"I have two years under my belt," she said.

"I actually am not doing an essay and doing this interview instead, so I'm gonna have to get up really early tomorrow to write, like, a two-hour essay..."

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The single mom-of-four was forced to cut back on her legal lessons last year, due to Covid, which she described as a "forced halt." She added she had no intention of slowing down.

"Even the work schedule, I would have worked non-stop and I would've done anything and everything at all hours and never taken into consideration just slowing down at all. This was a forced halt."

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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.

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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.