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I live in Georgia and receive child support from my ex-spouse. How do I get my child support increased?
You will need to have your divorce decree modified. To accomplish this, you will have to file a petition for modification of child support with the court. In order to prevail, you will have to show the court that your financial situation has worsened, your ex-spouse’s financial situation has improved, or the needs of your children have increased since […]
I am a small business owner in Georgia that recently experienced a loss due to employee theft. What can I do to recover my losses?
If the employee, ex employee I presume, is being criminally prosecuted, contact the assistant district attorney or solicitor handling the criminal case and notify them in writing of the amount of your loss and that you want restitution as part of the sentence of the court. You should also review your business insurance policies and determine if there is coverage for […]
I am a Georgia resident and was in a car accident and injured. Who should I submit my medical bills to for payment?
I would submit your medical bills to your health insurance provider. If you do not have health insurance, read your automobile insurance policy to see if their is medical payments coverage. If there is medical payments coverage under your automobile policy, then submit your medical bills to your automobile insurance carrier. If you were not the at […]
Can you provide an update on the fungal meningitis cases that were caused by tainted steroid shots for pain?
The company that has been targeted for producing and distributing the tainted steroid shots is New England Compounding Company of Framingham, Massachusetts. Lawsuits are now being filed against the company as a result of some of the tainted steroid shots that originated from its facilities. Apparently, the steroid shots are being administered in various states by […]
The short answer is yes. Reverse mortgage agreements are detailed, complex, and not easy to understand. Additionally, the potentially devastating financial impact that these contracts may have on those who are unfamiliar with the legal impact of the terms and conditions contained in these documents may result in a financial loss, including the loss of your home. The New York Times […]
I was injured in a car accident where the other driver was at fault and had no insurance. Am I out of luck as far as being compensated for my injuries?
Yes, you be may out of luck. However, please review your own automobile insurance policy. If you have uninsured motorists insurance coverage (UM coverage), then you may have an avenue for recovery of compensation for your injuries. UM coverage, which is a type of coverage within certain automobile insurance policies, provides coverage for the insured where the insured has been […]
In Georgia, the court or jury will divide the parties marital property in an equitable manner. Marital property is generally that property aquired during the marriage by either spouse by means other than gift or inheritance. An equitable division means a division that is fair considering all the circumstances of the spouses. That does not necessarily mean an equal division. Please consult an […]
The insurance company told me that the amount of my diminished value claim for my damaged automobile is set by an insurance company formula. Is that true?
No, that is not true. The value of your diminished value claim is generally determined by the age, condition, and mileage of your vehicle before the damage to the vehicle. Please consult an attorney to discuss the facts of your case so that your rights will be fully protected. Please contact Rumsey & Ramsey at (770) […]
I was injured in a car accident while working, and I am receiving workers’ compensation benefits as a result of the accident. Can I make a claim against the other driver who caused the accident and do I have to pay back the money I received in workers’ compensation benefits?
In Georgia, you can make a claim against the other diver as long as he/she was not a co-employee that was on the job at the time of the accident. As far as the workers’ compensation benefits you received, you do not have to pay them back if the sum of the workers’ compensation benefits you received […]
I was injured on my job in Georgia and am receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Can I make a claim against my employer for pain and suffering?
In general, in Georgia an employee receiving workers’ compensation benefits for a work related injury is barred from bringing a personal injury claim against his/her employer for the same injuries. However, please consult an attorney to discuss the specific facts of your case. Please contact Rumsey & Ramsey at (770) 394-9400 to discuss the facts […]