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Questions tagged [georgia]

Questions pertaining to the U.S. state. For the country use the georgia-country tag.

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Is being terminated at the end of a shift/workday illegal?

I recall some time ago finding information that an employer firing an employee at the end of their workday was considered illegal. Discussing my recent termination with a friend, that was the first ...
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Ticket Wording - tag

I received a $170 ticket for a 6 month expired tag on my car in Sandy Springs. (Miscommunication in my family about my tag - realize in the end that it was my fault for not making sure my tag was up ...
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Accident with a truck stopped on the road side to do road work with no sign

Today I had an accident with a truck stopped on the roadside for doing some road work with no signs showing that. Only the flashers were on. My question is Should that truck have had. Only the ...
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Therapist violates confidentiality. Any laws applicable?

A friend is doing counseling as a domestic violence victim at a domestic violence aid agency. The therapist recently disclosed her information, including what they have talked about in counseling ...
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Marriage certificate only shows maiden name

Before my husband and I got married, we filed for a marriage license at the court house, and it specifically had a line item for "name after marriage", in which I took my husband's last name. However, ...
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Tenant facing issues with landlord agent (GA, USA)

We recently signed a 1 year lease for a house. A realtor was representing the landlord. We moved in about 2 months ago. At the time of move-in, the realtor gave a walk-through of the house and filled ...
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Is it legal to eat or drink items before paying for them in Georgia, USA?

My wife, two year old daughter and I went to a clothing store in Georgia. My daughter was being fussy after she saw some candy and soda that she just could not wait. So, I gave her the candy and soda. ...
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Can a foreigner win small court claim in the US without appearing in court?

This question is general; the details below are given to explain the context it came from rather than to ask for specific legal advice. I recently spent one night at a hotel in Georgia, US. Before ...
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Can I pay an ex-relative not to use my family name and make it stick

I would prefer that my ex-daughter-in-law not use my family name as hers. The divorce decree says she may do so. She is motivated by money, so may be interested in changing her last name for a price....
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Ch 13 Bankruptcy: What happens if you owe too much to repay in 5 years

As I understand it, Ch 13 bankruptcy protects a person by letting them repay their debts over a period of some 5 years. What if a person has more debt than they can repay in 5 years? (In Georgia.) (...
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Does it violate any federal or state discriminatory laws if prospect employer bases their offer on person's current salary?

There are federal discriminatory laws that prevent companies from basing their hiring decisions on gender, religion, race, etc. If prospective employer bases their decision on what a prospect ...
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Do public schools have the authority to fine parents money for being late?

My friend has a child in elementary school, and he goes to a public school. Apparently, at the end of the school day, if the parents are late picking up their kids, the school charges them $10/minute ...
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Does a school syllabus trump state law?

In my state (GA), there is a one party consent to recording a conversation, does having in the syllabus that recording without permission trump this? Would the school have any barrings against me if I ...
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Can a landlord/property change my unit after approval?

My boyfriend and I are currently in the process of moving across the country, about 650 miles. On September 2nd we visited a property in the area we will be moving to and we really liked it. After ...
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Asbestos found in home after closing - any rectification?

The home was built in 1978. There was nothing in the disclosures and while I did have an inspection that noted flaws in the ceiling and noted the construction as drywall the risk of asbestos was not ...
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How long does it take to evict a tenant in Georgia for not paying rent?

Various websites describe the tenant eviction process (e.g., http://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/understanding-the-eviction-process-georgia/peHyJ7mMgYEDVns0NXWPVI/). The eviction process includes going to ...
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Police jurisdiction outside of their agency's area

In Georgia can a municipal police officer, still in his official cruiser, but outside of the his municipality's limits, pull you over for speeding?
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Ways to speed up a divorce?

Situation: One spouse is interested in getting the divorce over with quickly, and the other spouse is interested in going very slowly. The interest in going slowly is because the status quo is much ...
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Divorce case with split custody: Age of child when he/she can be moved out of of state without consent of other parent

This question is about the case of relocating from one U.S. state (Georgia) to another (Florida) for employment reasons in a situation where The person relocating is a divorcee (a single parent mom). ...
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Can a landlord forbid subletting if not stated in the lease?

Situation: I don't want to renew my lease, but found a place that's available 2 months before my current expires. My solution: I found a replacement tenant, and offered to do whatever cleaning is ...
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Am I liable if trespassers on my private property injure themselves?

If people trespass on my property (i.e. walk through my backyard without my permission) and they get injured (i.e. trip and break an arm or a tree branch falls on their head), am I liable under ...
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Under what conditions is it possible or required to change one's own affidavit?

What are the options if a fact witness in a civil case writes an affidavit that is filed with the court and later finds out that the affidavit is simply wrong? For example, the affidavit said that ...
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What options does a wife have for cashing a check made out to both husband and wife?

The specific situation in mind is a check from an insurance company in payment for an insurance claim for damages to a home jointly owned by H and W. The check is made out to both. It was sent to ...
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Can HOA force you to pay dues for a community service you do not use?

To begin this, I have lived in this residence for a decade now. The community charges $300 annually for access to the community pool, to which I only actually used the first three years living here. I ...
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Brother and Sister both own house. Sister moved out, should brother buy her half?

This is in Georgia, USA So a father bought a house, all paid for, then transferred it to his son and daughter, taking his name off completely. They all three lived in house. The sister gets married ...
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Right of way on new construction when easement was never established?

As I know real estate law tends to be very local, this is occurring in the state of Georgia (in the US), and I'm not certain if the county is relevant (and not something I'd like to give out). I am ...
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Can someone sue their partner for having an abortion?

If a woman has an abortion against the will of the father, can the father sue the mother?
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Is it legal to let sister-in-law drive my vehicle in another state and have her on my insurance?

This is about my wife's sister who is a single parent mom and lives in a different state. Not sure if it matters but I live in Massachusetts and she lives in Georgia. Because of her life situation ...
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Nonprofit Board did not send notice of annual meeting

What can the members of a Nonprofit Corp do if the Board did not send notice of the Annual Meeting? The Board held the Annual Meeting and voted themselves back into power without notifying the members ...
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Is it possible for me to break a lease that is co-signed if my health suffers from staying at the apartment?

Problem Overview I live in an apartment in Georgia and the tenant above me is smoking a lot of marijuana every day and has been doing so for the last three months. While inside the apartment, I ...