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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: My son broke his arm at a trampoline park due to a metal beam not being wrapped properly. Is there anything I can do?
Brian R Dettman
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Yes, you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer about this case. I have an ongoing lawsuit against a trampoline park. Just because you signed a waiver does not mean they get to operate the facility in a negligent manner. You need to make sure to act within the statute of... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: My son broke his arm at a trampoline park due to a metal beam not being wrapped properly. Is there anything I can do?
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

The prior response is accurate, but I would like to add a few pointers. Any photos or video of the defecting condition of the safety equipment will be very important to bring to your injury attorney. In addition, getting statements from witnesses as close to the incident date will also help. Even... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: What are the consequences I might face if I don't attend Green card interview and how will it impact my husband’s GC?

I am on H4 now, my husband is on H1b( Indian born), he applied for GC in Eb2 category and his priority date is March 2022, the Green card application has been fast tracked as I am Malaysian born. The cross changeability has applied. I was not aware of the details of the green card process. And it... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

If you do not attend the Green Card interview, it could have serious consequences for both you and your husband's immigration status. Failure to attend the interview may result in the denial of your Green Card application, as USCIS typically requires both spouses to be present to assess the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: what's the term for I worked and can't get paid I ask I beg finally last year was paid except for November and December

currently I'm owed $24,700.00 its not immigration. I am a us citizen I'm 71 years old born in Georgia my parents and all relatives since the Mayflower

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

It sounds like you're dealing with a situation where you've performed work but haven't received the corresponding payment. This is commonly referred to as "unpaid wages" or "wage theft." As a U.S. citizen, you have legal rights protected by federal and state labor... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: I have developed a math puzzle game. I want to copyright) patent it, or sell to game manufacturer or media house. Advise
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

To protect your math puzzle game, you have a few options. Copyright would protect the specific expression of your game, such as the artwork, design, and written instructions, but not the underlying idea or concept. Patenting your game could protect the idea or mechanics behind it, but this can be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: If I commission art and don’t like the hair and get someone to edit it, is it a violation of VARA?

A friend of mine had digital art made for their stream but the hair on the character was incorrect so she had it changed. The artist is claiming that it violates their rights under VARA

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Under the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), artists have certain rights to integrity of their work, which includes the right to prevent alterations or modifications that could harm their reputation. However, VARA protections generally apply to physical works of art rather than digital creations.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and International Law for Georgia on
Q: Does the state of Georgia have a reciprocal agreement with Canada for a driver's license (Class 5 equivalent to Class C)

I am relocating from Canada to Georgia. I hold a valid Canadian Drivers License. There is not enough information available regarding the reciprocal agreement on the GA DDS website. The agents also referred to the same website and told us we have to go through a written, road and vision test to get... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Navigating driver's license reciprocity agreements between countries can be complex, and it's understandable that you're seeking clarification on whether Canada and Georgia have such an agreement. While Georgia does recognize driver's licenses from certain countries, the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: Wrongful foreclosure, disbursement question

What are the grounds to appeal a disbursement hearing, if any? Must a property be levied first before auctioned for judicial foreclosure from consent order.

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answered on Feb 20, 2024

The disbursement hearing would not be the place to challenge the foreclosure auction. You would have needed to file an injunction prior to the auction to challenge whether the auction was being conducted pursuant to applicable law. The order on the disbursement hearing is likely subject to an abuse... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: Do all real properties in Georgia must be levied with notice before a judicial foreclosure?

If this was part of a consent order of a settlement. Like let’s say you are given 180 days to pay $90,000 or property has to be sold. Does it need to be levied first before auctioned?

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answered on Feb 20, 2024

No, if there is a consent judgment that grants the right to foreclose, the notice of foreclosure sale must be published according to the laws relating to sheriff's sales. The sheriff will then auction the property. If your property was foreclosed, you may have the ability to collect surplus... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: I got pulled over for going 95 in a 70 mph zone in Georgia. Since I’m under 21, does this constitute license suspension?
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answered on Feb 19, 2024

Exceeding the speed limit by 25 miles an hour carries 4 points, and unfortunately, any conviction for an offense that carries 4 points or more is an automatic suspension license for an under-21 driver.

You should consider contacting and retaining an experienced attorney, who may be able...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a TPO order, one child is listed but is not legitimized. Does the person who the TPO is against get visitation?

The judge gave visitation but there is only a custody schedule in place for the older two children. The last child is not legitimized. The person the TPO is against has filed for legitimation but until then I have sole custody.

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Feb 19, 2024

In the legitimation action if the father asks for visitation, the court may award him visitation, regardless of the TPO. You will have to present your case regarding what custody & visitation you think the court should award. I would hire an attorney if you are the defendant in a legitimation... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a child granddad full rights to my kid causes they have Temporary guardianship
Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Feb 19, 2024

If I understand your question correctly, a grandparent can file in court to assert their rights and ask for custody. If they are the guardian and they have had the child or children for a period of time, the Court could take awarding them permanent custody seriously. But you will have your chance... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Hello - I have a letter enforcing an Income withholding order. I haven’t been late once and there’s a live court order.

I received a notification that the Georgia Department of Human Services notified my employer to begin enforcing an Income Withholding Order. Our court order states “both parties agree an IWO isn’t necessary at this time”… is this legal to enforce? I’m not late and pay each month on time.... View More

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Feb 19, 2024

"At this time" means at the time your child support addendum was drafted. It doesn't mean that at a later date an Income Deduction Order cannot be established. So yes, they can establish one now, and your employer will enforce if when it's sent to them.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Business Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If a LLC is created during a marriage, is that LLC considered a marital asset and value divided 50/50 between parties?
Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Feb 19, 2024

You should speak to an attorney regarding assets that are considered marital or separate property. A spouse starting a business during a marriage doesn't automatically entitle the other spouse to half ownership of the business. Income earned by both spouses is considered marital property.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: For an uncontested divorce without children who is the one that actually files? I've been told he has to file. Why?

We live in separate counties. I asked the Superior Clerk about filing fees and he inquired about the counties we live in. When I told him my husband was in another county, I was informed he'd have to be the one to file as the Plaintiff. This does not matter to us who is listed as who. We just... View More

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Feb 19, 2024

It would probably be helpful if you hired an attorney, because the employees at the clerk's office are not suppose to give you legal advice. If it is a truly uncontested divorce where both spouses are going to sign the papers, you can file in your county. That is because your spouse is not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What do I do if I have an active warrant status on a misdemeanor probation violation?

Been on probation for 11 months. Less than a month left.

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answered on Feb 18, 2024

If your probation officer filed what is called a "tolling affidavit," your probation will not expire in a month. Rather, it has been placed "on hold" and that warrant will stay active until you turn yourself in or get caught. People never seem to get caught at a convenient... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: If you give someone money to purchase property for you without contract, how can you prove your intent of ownership?

Bank transactions reflect transfer of funds on date of home purchase date

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answered on Feb 18, 2024

In order to prove that there was an intent to share in the ownership of the property or that the funds provided at closing were to be paid back, you would need to have texts or emails showing that there was an agreement between the parties. A less reliable method would be to provide witnesses who... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: HiMy foot was fractured in 2017 , I underwent surgery on friday(fisrt week of Nov 2017)and a titanium screw was plac

Hi

My foot was fractured in 2017 , I underwent surgery on friday(fisrt week of Nov 2017)and a titanium screw was placed in my fifth metatarsal of right foot.

After the surgery I was sent home .

The next day Saturday eve the numbness in my toes started to fade and I started... View More

Eliza Jasinska
Eliza Jasinska
answered on Feb 17, 2024

The court will not hear a case in which the state of limitation has passed. Medical malpractice claims deadlines vary depending on the type of the claim. For your type of matter, the statute has passed and the court will not hear your type of claim. The information provided presents opinions and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: I have not been paid for my work as an IC in the agreed-to time frame.

I work as an IC in legal transcription. I was working with a staffing agency who had a large client. I left this position in 12/23. The payment terms for my invoices were to be paid 30-45 days after invoice submission. I submitted my November 2023 invoice on December 2, 2024. I have yet to be... View More

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Mitchell Feldman
answered on Feb 17, 2024

The terms of your independent contractor agreement will dictate what the obligation is of the company to pay you. Beyond that obviously if you’re not paid money that you’re due pursuing to contractual agreement then of course you can pursue legal action. But we would need more fax to determine... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: I have intermittent FMLA and had to call out last minute from my job and I received a Corrective action 13 days later

I spoke out against unethical practices at the job and I feel targeted

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answered on Feb 17, 2024

That’s the whole purpose of the FMLA. The prohibits interference with your rights to have off time and so if the corrective action is related to you missing time, then it’s improper, but that one incident alone isn’t enough to make a legal claim without more but you certainly can voice your... View More

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