Taking Time Off Work with Paternity and Maternity Leave

Taking Time Off Work with Paternity and Maternity Leave The law applies to men and women, provided they have already worked for the company for 1240 hours, which is about a year. They are entitled to up t o12 weeks of maternity leave. This is unpaid leave. These laws are state by state. In Georgia, […]

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W2 and 1099 Tax Forms not Given by Employer

W2 and 1099 Tax Forms not Given by Employer Richard wants to know about employer responsibilities when it comes to giving employees their W2 and 1099 Tax Forms. He has been waiting 6 months for his forms. He has called the employment office and the IRS but no one seems able to help. He should […]

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Unemployment Claims for Back Pay

Unemployment Claims for Back Pay Melanie from Macon County, is wondering is she could claim unemployment compensation for back pay. She was determined to be disabled in 1993 due to her divorce, and another tragedy in 1994 has left her 17 years out of work. The statue of limitations has already passed, since it has […]

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What to do Health Insurance Bill in Collections

What to do Health Insurance Bill in Collections Qwantera is calling about collection action being taken against her by a hospital for an unpaid medical bill. The insurance was supposed to pay this bill, but did not. Now the bill is being processed through collections and she has been named as a defendant instead of […]

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Period of Time to Receive a Car Title

Period of Time to Receive a Car Title Vineta bought a used car from a used car dealership in August, but she has still not received the title. Without the title, she can not register the car. The dealership tells her there is a hold up in the offices in Atlanta. (it has been just […]

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How to Divide an Estate without a Will

How to Divide an Estate without a Will There was a tax problem on the property in the 1970’s. Since that time, the taxes have been kept current. There is a statue that outlines a procedure to divide property in the case of a death without a will. She must go through the probate court […]

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Filing for Divorce when you live in a Different State

Filing for Divorce when you live in a Different State Gene from Chester calls in with a question about filing for divorce. His friend recently moved with his family from Virginia to Georgia with their 3 small children. The wife left him and now he wonders if he should file divorce proceedings in Georgia or […]

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What to do if your attorney won’t respond to calls?

What to do if your attorney won’t respond to calls?

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What are your rights if you are behind on your rent and facing eviction?

What are your rights if you are behind on your rent and facing eviction? Attorney Montreuil informs you of the typical process of eviction and how to make arrangements with the landlord. There are time frames where you have to act to avoid eviction or remove yourself and belongings from the premises.

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What to do if you are renting a foreclosed property?

What to do if you are renting a foreclosed property? What are your rights to the property when the owner is going through foreclosure. Do you have to move out? What if you have a lease or rental agreement? Do you still have to pay rent?

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Lease Purchase of a Home Who covers the Property Insurance?

Lease Purchase of a Home Who covers the Property Insurance? What are the rights of a lease-purchase owner that wants property insurance on the home that the deed owner refuses to purchase? What should be in the Lease-Purchase agreement that protects the buyer when damage is done to the home during this period?

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What is Uninsured Motorist Car Insurance?

Attorney Carl Reynolds explains what exactly uninsured motorist insurance is. Liability insurance covers your assets, (ie home, savings, stocks, bonds) and is there should there be an accident between you and another person. Uninsured motorist insurance is to protect your person. If you are injured in an accident, and the ‘at fault driver’ does not […]

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When Practicing Law, Don’t Try To Get Too “Cute”

One of partners, Bradley J. Survant, has always told me that when you try to get cute in this business, you usually end up getting bitten. I saw this on display last week in a case I tried with W. Carl Reynolds in Indiana.  To make a long story short, out of reaction to something […]

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Do’s and Don’ts When Hurt in a Car or Truck Accident

Do’s And Don’ts When Hurt in an Accident Macon Personal Injury Lawyer Carl Reynolds gives excellent advice on what to do if you are injured or hurt in an accident. Do: Immediately seek medical attention Take notes on everything you remember from the accident Talk to an attorney right away about your rights Do NOT: […]

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Evaluating a Personal Injury Claim

Evaluating a Personal Injury Claim in Macon, GA There are many factors to consider in evaluating a personal injury claim. So be wary of any formula an insurance adjustor may try to ‘sell’ you. The value of your claim will depend upon: The nature of your injuries and how your doctors expect you to recover […]

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