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  • Five Ways to Save on Estate Planning Costs

    Estate planning is a task that’s extremely necessary but often avoided or forgotten. Thinking about the future and what might happen after passing away is uncomfortable, and something many people don’t want to have to think about. However, if you don’t, you stand to lose a lot of your assets, and you will leave a number of headaches and legal battles for your loved ones, especially if they want to ...
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  • Three Easy Ways to Save on Legal Fees

    Let’s face it—most lawyers are expensive. We’re well aware of that fact. When you retain an experienced and well-educated law professional, their time and services are extremely valuable, and thus their cost is at a premium. Unfortunately this sometimes means that attorneys price themselves out of the budgets of many people desperately need them. However, if you think you can’t afford an attorney, ...
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  • Steps to filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Filing for bankruptcy might seem like a daunting task, especially given the stress and strain you are likely already experiencing due to your financial situation, but this process can go smoothly if you have a clear idea of what to do and expect. Here are the steps you will need to familiarize yourself with and take if you are considering filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy: Understand your debt: ...
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  • What to Do if Your Child is Arrested for a DUI

    Teenagers sometimes exercise bad judgment and when that involves alcohol and driving, the consequences can be incredibly severe. Unlike adults, teens are often more willing to take risks and do not understand the powerful effect alcohol can have on them. A mistake like this, however, can have lasting ramifications. As a parent or guardian, it is your duty to guide and protect them during this ...
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  • Don't be a Stranger in a Strange Land

    A recent poll asked “If you ever tried to represent yourself, was the judge biased against you for not understanding the law or courtroom procedure?” 95% of people who answered said “Yes”, and almost half of people felt that the judge turned against them for not knowing the proper procedures . Think about it another way; imagine you and a friend were traveling to China. Your friend speaks Chinese ...
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  • Violence & Threats

    Not only is divorce the time when people show their worst side, it can also be the most dangerous time in an abusive relationship . When an abuser begins to feel he is losing control of his or her spouse is when the most violence occurs. The Georgia Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-334-2836. It’s important to carefully evaluate your situation and decide how best to proceed with initiating a ...
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  • She's an Attorney - Not Your BFF

    You know it’s so easy to call 678-791-0734, schedule a convenient time and location to meet with a Justice Cafe attorney, and pre-pay for an affordable $75. In fact when you meet with your skilled, compassionate, and likable attorney, you just might want to ask him or her to meet you for lunch! It’s tempting to lean heavily on your Justice Cafe attorney because those unbundled, affordable services ...
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  • It's About the Money, Honey.

    They say that money is the root of all evil. That evil has the potential to cause chaos in divorce. When it comes to divorce it seems all issues revolve around money and the kids. So what can you do to prepare yourself to take care of your own needs and be reasonable within the financial negotiations that will inevitably happen? First gather every piece of paper with a dollar sign that is part of ...
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  • Divorce is a Snow Storm

    Here in Atlanta a few inches of snow has always caused havoc. The only real surprise is that we are surprised. Divorce, like bad weather, is complicated: Divorce is often unexpected by one of the parties Divorce interrupts almost every aspect of our lives It is easy to blame the other guy for the divorce mess Divorce navigation is treacherous Whether you are the one who instigated the divorce or ...
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  • Why Have a Justice Cafe?

    For lay people, successfully navigating the civil justice system can be a confusing, stressful, and expensive process. Many people can afford to retain an attorney who will provide them with a full range of legal services. For these individuals, competent representation makes navigating the system a lot less frustrating. Unfortunately, too many people cannot afford to get the information or help ...
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  • What is Limited Scope Representation?

    In describing what the Justice Café offers, I frequently get asked, “what does limited scope representation mean?” Limited scope representation, also known as unbundled legal services, refers to an attorney taking responsibility for only a portion of a client’s case. Rather than handle an entire matter, an attorney only performs specific legal services as requested by the client. Forrest S. ...
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