Attorney Fees: Cost benefit?

Every purchase we make, every transaction we enter, we automatically review and analyze the cost of the transaction and the benefit received in relation to this cost.  Yet when people enter into litigation they rarely, if ever, think about this relationship.  They are consumed with emotions and fears, they desperately seek answers and relief and there are far too many attorneys more than willing to neglect any discussion of cost v. benefit and instead promise many benefits ...

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Beware the Judge

Beware the Judge

Beware the Judge. When you decide to litigate your matter consider that you are placing the decisions as to who will raise your children, when you will visit them, who will make basic day to day decisions and how will years of accumulated assets be divided all with an individual who does not know you or care about you.  This person is the judge.

We are raised to believe that judges have some sort of superior ...

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Push the delete button!

Social media is a wonderful format to stay in touch with friends and loved ones, to stay relevant as a business; however, it is the worst place to post your private moments and those moments that may not be so funny years from now. As a domestic attorney I cannot tell you how often I have used individual’s information found on Facebook or other social media outlets against them when proving claims of destructive behavior, adultery or ...

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GEORGIA DUI

Here at Law Offices of Sean R. Whitworth we understand that DUI charges in Georgia are serious.

Many Atlanta drivers are forced to commute daily and though many counties are very close, they are not close enough after having as little as two beers. As a Marietta and Atlanta based Attorney, it is clear how many professionals are subjected to the commute. Occasional meetings after work that include alcohol are common, but can have serious consequences. We urge ...

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CAN THE CHILDREN CHOOSE WHERE THEY WANT TO LIVE IN GEORGIA?

The short answer is yes if they are 14 years old; however, the issue is a bit more complex than this.  In Georgia a child at 14 once was able to make a final determination regarding a custody decision.  Today a child at 14 can still make this determination, but the court will still look at the best interest of the child. Usually this is not an issue unless the parent the child chooses to live with ...

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THE BILLABLE HOUR GAME

One of the most disturbing things I hear is that they have paid someone thousands and thousands of dollars, depleted their retirement funds and they are still seeking resolution to their problem.   I am sickened by the incentives inherent in this profession that reward non-resolution of problems at the financial expense of the client.

Often people come to my office, good hard working people, and they have not more money to fight their litigated matter.  They have depleted ...

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REDFLAGS WHEN HIRING ATTORNEYS

hiring attorneys MariettaMany times I meet potential clients and find myself extremely disappointed in some of the things they tell me in their efforts when hiring attorneys. As the profession becomes ever more crowded and the competition ever more fierce for clients able to afford representation it has become increasingly common to hear of two practices when interviewing potential clients, ...

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THE HOLIDAYS AND DIVORCE

The holidays are one of the most difficult times for parents who went through a divorce. Not only are there changes in the schedule and times in which you can spend with your children but often the custodial parent begins to deny access to the children. The court ordered that you have certain times yet it is incredibly difficult to pack your children’s bags and wake up on Christmas without them there. Because of this many parents ...

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