What You Need to Know About Alimony in Georgia

When a marriage ends in divorce, one spouse may need to continue financially assisting or supporting the other spouse. Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is paid by the higher-earning spouse to the non-earning or lower-earning spouse and is separate from the division of marital property. Alimony ensures that spouses who may have refrained…

The Basics of Visitation Violations in Georgia

In Georgia, child custody is most often determined during the divorce process by mutually agreeing parents, subject to a judge’s approval, or by the judge based solely on the child’s best interests. The resulting custody order is a complex document, covering many important things, including visitation. The custody order, referred to as a parenting plan,…

ATC Attorneys Analyze High-Profile Trial on CourtTV

Andersen, Tate & Carr criminal defense attorneys Patrick McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark recently walked CourtTV viewers through all the proceedings of a high-profile trial. Mr. McDonough and Ms. Hundredmark were on-air to analyze the opening statements and deliberations in the Kellen Winslow, Jr. rape trial. Click here to watch Patrick McDonough weigh-in on opening statements.…

Is Identity Fraud a Felony in Georgia?

Identity fraud is one of the most common white-collar crimes committed. It can be as simple as using someone’s ATM card without their permission to something more elaborate, such as using someone’s personal information to rack up credit card debt or even take out various loans. In Georgia, identity fraud is a serious crime with…

The Basics of Insurance Fraud in Georgia

Consumers are required to purchase several forms of insurance to ensure they are financially protected, such as auto insurance for drivers and home insurance for homeowners. When someone commits an act designed to defraud the insurance process, they are then committing insurance fraud. Insurance fraud is a crime that often comes with serious consequences for…

Understanding Probation Violations in Georgia

In Georgia, those convicted of a misdemeanor or felony may have an opportunity to satisfy their sentence out of custody if the judge issues a probation order. Probation allows a person under a first offender agreement or a convicted individual a chance to avoid incarceration under the supervision of a probation officer. If the probationer…

What Should I Do If My Ex Stops Paying Child Support?

Raising and caring for children after a divorce is not only hard work, but it’s also expensive. Many single parents depend on child support to provide basic necessities for their children. When a non-custodial parent stops paying child support, the custodial parent faces the burden of financial hardship and ultimately, the children may suffer. If…