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These articles DO NOT constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. If an article is relevant to your particular legal situation you should understand that it is merely intended to provide a very general preview of matters that would be discussed in detail during a face-to-face consultation.   The law is constantly changing and some of the information in these articles might be obsolete.  Please also recognize that seemingly insignificant details often have a big effect on the advice that we give our clients concerning a particular legal issue.

February 16, 2015

Why Facebook Can Be a Divorce Lawyer’s Best Friend

By Lance Owen | Posted in Divorce | No comments

One of the first bits of advice that I give my divorce clients is to avoid posting on Facebook and other social media. It is an effective way to completely destroy your case.

January 20, 2015

Supreme Court Grants Client a New Trial

By Lance Owen | Posted in Divorce, Family Law | No comments

 

Mr. Owen is dedicated to ensuring that his clients receive just and fair treatment by the courts.  Prior to becoming Mr. Owen’s client the Husband had a divorce petition filed against him here in Georgia.  The Husband, a resident of California, was not personally served with a copy of the divorce case.

The Wife appeared before the judge without giving the Husband any notice of the hearing.   Of course, the Wife obtained a favorable ruling without the Husband being present.

April 24, 2013

Can I Get Reimbursed for My Attorney Fees?

By Lance Owen | Posted in Family Law | No comments

I am frequently asked this question by prospective clients during the initial consultation.    Some are surprised to discover that they can’t find an attorney that is willing to take on their case without paying a retainer in advance.    This is because an award of attorney fees from the court is never an absolute certainty.

Generally, attorney fees may not be awarded in a case unless authorized by statute or contract. Georgia law does have various statutes authorizing an award of attorney fees in family law cases.

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