Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
“What Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in ‘self-evident truths’ and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.” www.archives.gov.
- "The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.” www.archives.gov.
- "He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.” www.archives.gov.
- “He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.” www.archives.gov.
- “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” www.archives.gov.
In honor of this important holiday, “The Newton County Judicial Center and the Walton County Government Building will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014.” www.alcovycircuit.com.
“All offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the citizens of Gwinnett County, will be closed on . . . Friday, July 4, 2014.” www.gwinnettcounty.com.
The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC will also be closed on Friday, July 4th in honor of this wonderful holiday, so be sure to email the office to set-up your free initial consultation. Christine@Bechtold-Law.com
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Although some Courts have forms online, to someone who is not familiar with the law, those forms can be overwhelming. Some fill-in forms do not suit your needs and often do not address all issues for a divorcing couple. "An attorney will ensure that all matters that should be resolved in a divorce are resolved. Acting without an attorney could end up being a costly mistake both to the parties and to their children." www.gabar.org.
Whether you are starting the divorce process, have already filed, or are in the process of divorce, contact the Law Office of Christine M. Bechtold today at 770.466.2700 or Christine@Bechtold-Law.com to schedule your free divorce initial consultation. I offer both flat rates and reasonable fees for retainer cases.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
During the initial consultation, attorney Christine Bechtold will discuss your current situation, your legal needs, and rates for legal services. Legal advice is not given during the initial consultation, but you will be informed about the process for the legal services you need. The meeting is both for the benefit of the client and the attorney. You can obtain information about the law and the attorney will determine if they can take your case.
It is important to ask questions during the initial consultation. Do not be afraid to be open and honest in your meeting. It can be overwhelming to attend an initial consultation with an attorney but attorney Christine Bechtold is here to listen to your concerns and help you with your legal needs. "With some basic knowledge and a little effort toward preparation, it will be possible to make the most of your meeting with a divorce attorney." yahoo.com
You will leave the initial consultation with The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold with the information you need to make an informed decision. Contact the Law Office of Christine M. Bechtold today at 770.466.2700 or Christine@Bechtold-Law.com to schedule your free initial consultation.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Georgia child custody law revolves around the best interest of your child. "In determining the best interests of the child, the judge may consider any relevant factor." O.C.G.A. 19-9-3. An inclusive list of factors a Judge can consider can be found at O.C.G.A. 19-9-3(a)(3).
"If either parent has a history of domestic violence, judges must consider this as well in some states. However, if one parent falsely accuses the other of violence, this false accusation can work against the parent who makes it." family-law.lawyers.com
The court determines both legal and physical custody of your child. Legal custody provides that parent with the right to make major decisions regarding the child’s welfare. Physical custody is just what it sounds like; it is where the child will stay. Parents can have joint legal and/or joint physical child custody where they share these responsibilities evenly.
Upon divorce where children are involved, Georgia child custody law requires a parenting plan. This plan sets out in great detail what will happen with child custody, visitation, and decision-making authority. This plan ensures not only that the best interests of your child are met, but also allows both parents to have access to a close relationship with their child. Georgia child custody law allows children over the age of 14 to choose which parent to live with, but all of this is subject to approval by the Court.
Contact the Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC to discuss your child custody issues. Christine@Bechtold-Law.com 770.466.2700
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
There are some times in our lives when we are too ill to make decisions about our own healthcare. These times can range from going into simple surgery to end of life care. A living will, or advance directive for health care (ADHC), is a legal document that you set-up before you are too ill to make your own decisions. It allows you to set-up guidelines for your healthcare and how you would like these decisions to be made for you when you can't make them yourself.
"You have the right to control all aspects of your personal care and medical treatment, including the right to insist upon medical treatment or direct that medical treatment be withheld or withdrawn. If you cannot (or do not want to) communicate your health care decisions for yourself, you have the right to choose someone to make health care decisions for you. You also have the right to state your treatment preferences if you have a terminal condition or are in a state of permanent unconsciousness.The Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care Act gives you an opportunity to choose someone to make health care decisions on your behalf and to make a clear expression of your decisions regarding health care if you are in a terminal condition or state of permanent unconsciousness by executing an advance directive for health care." www.gabar.org
Read more about adavance directives here: http://www.gabar.org/newsandpublications/consumerpamphlets/Advance-Directive-for-Health-Care.cfm
Contact the Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC to discuss your advance directive for healthcare. Christine@Bechtold-Law.com 770.466.2700