No. Many people make the mistake of believing if they just tell the truth or explain their side of things that the police will understand. They may think they will look guilty if they talk to a criminal defense lawyer. However, the police already think you are guilty; that is why they are already talking to you. It is a much better idea to assert your right to remain silent and call an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can do the talking for you.
While each case is different, most cases will be resolved more quickly if they are considered “uncontested,” meaning that you and your spouse agree on all of the material terms of your divorce, like property division, child custody, and child support. There is a mandatory 31-day waiting period before the court can enter the final judgment and divorce decree. However, if the case is contested, the process may take much longer as the parties gather evidence to support their position in court and attend one or more hearings.
Generally, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in Georgia. If this time passes and you do not file your lawsuit, you can be barred from bringing the case. However, there are some exceptions when you may have more or less time than this, such as if you were a minor when you were injured or if the case is against the government. Contact me for a free consultation and I can give you a better idea about your filing deadline.
A child in Georgia can be adopted when any of the following situations is present:
- The child has no living parents
- The child was abandoned
- The rights of the child’s parents were involuntarily terminated (such as in child abuse or neglect cases)
- The biological parents have voluntarily surrendered their rights away in writing to the prospective parents or a licensed adoption agency