Author Archives: S. Mark Mitchell
During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation […]
The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]
Georgia has one of the highest divorce rates in the United States, so it is not uncommon for children to grow up splitting time between two households. Providing a stable and healthy future for children is the most important goal for most divorcing parents. But while the word “co-parenting” might sound simple, a lot of […]
Many people know why takeout coffee cups are imprinted with warnings about the “hot!” contents they may contain: In 1994, a New Mexico woman won a $2.9 million verdict after she spilled scalding McDonald’s coffee in her lap and sustained third-degree burns. Since then, fast food chains have taken preventative measures to inform customers about […]
A nursing home in Tucker, Georgia was ordered to pay $1.8 million to the estate of a woman who died a month after a nursing home aide accidently rolled her off a bed, causing her to fall and suffer a brain injury. Though the DeKalb County jury found that the nursing home was not responsible […]
Sometimes following an initial consultation the person will ask me, “Do I have to have a lawyer to handle my divorce?” I always answer that question by telling them that the law doesn’t require that they have a lawyer, but in the end they are going to be glad they did. A divorce is a […]
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