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Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

“I think I need a criminal defense attorney.” These are eight words that most people hope they don’t have to utter in their life. But things happen, and here at Phillips and Sellers, Attorneys At Law, we understand this, and we’re here for you when they do.  Now the ever-looming question, “Why would I need a criminal defense attorney?” To […]

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Divorce, Family Law, Legal Help

What You Need to Know About Prenups

A prenuptial agreement, more commonly referred to as a “prenup” is a legal document signed by parties before they intend to marry. This is a common arrangement that allows both parties to protect their assets in the event of a divorce or marital troubles, as well as the death of one or both parties in the marriage. While many prenup […]

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Divorce, Family Law

What is a No-Fault Divorce? 

Most couples don’t begin their marriage thinking it will end in divorce. However, divorce happens and dealing with those choices and decisions can be much easier when both people agree to part ways and the marriage is ending at no fault to either person, also known as a no-fault divorce. Even though a no-fault divorce is often the easiest divorce […]

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Criminal Defense, Legal Help

3 Criminal Defense Myths Debunked

When it comes to criminal defense, you may have a lot of questions about who to hire, how to hire, or what you should look for in your criminal defense attorney. Now, before you write off this text because you will “never need a defense attorney,” think about this fact. According to a study that was done by the Chicago […]

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Divorce, Family Law

5 Things You Should Know About Child Support

Around 40 percent of all marriages end in divorce. Many times those ended marriages include children and court-ordered child support. When a divorce occurs and families separate, often both children and parents are left to figure out how life will move on after the divorce. There are things everyone should know about child support and how to handle the situation […]

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Divorce, Legal Help

5 Questions to Ask Your Divorce Attorney

Going through a divorce can be an emotionally draining period in your life. However, you want to make sure the proceedings go as smoothly as possible. Therefore you should make sure you are informed and fully prepared when going through a divorce. You should also make sure your divorce attorney is qualified enough to represent you in your case. To help […]

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Criminal Defense, Legal Help

Driving Impaired: Know the Consequences

Under no circumstances should anyone operate a vehicle intoxicated or impaired. However, we at Phillips and Sellers Attorneys at Law, know that often the best choices are not made while under the influence. So knowing the consequences of your actions can be powerful. Whether the offense is the first or a repeat, having the knowledge of what an individual is […]

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Petition for Guardianship: What You Need to Know?

Whether you have found yourself in this situation or know someone that needs legal advice regarding guardianship, there are numerous points to consider. There are two main types of guardianships minor and adult, while different circumstances may lead to the decision to petition, there are many similarities in a legal manner. Here are a few key points you will want […]

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4 Things You Need to Know About Criminal Law and Defense

You have probably have heard about or even have used the words “criminal defense” at some point, perhaps without even knowing the true meaning. Simply stated, criminal defense law is the constitutional protections provided to people who have been accused of committing a crime. Most individuals have very little grasp of what their legal rights are and how the American […]

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Family Law, Legal Help

What Do Family Law Consultations Really Entail?

If you are seeking legal advice in family law, you probably want to know who will be advising you before paying for their services. Secondly, having a sound relationship and trusting your attorney for legal guidance and services is essential. Often initial family law consultations are recommended so you can meet the attorney overseeing your case, ask questions, listen to […]

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5 Questions to Ask a Lawyer When You Are Arrested

Unfortunately, many Georgians and Alabamians will find themselves in a situation post-arrest that will require legal counsel and guidance. Most individuals may not know what to discuss or ask a lawyer when speaking to one for the first time and the task can be daunting. At Phillips & Sellers, we want you to be prepared with a set of questions […]

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What to Do If You are Arrested in Alabama or Georgia

Do you know what to do if you are arrested? What happens after the initial arrest? You, of course, do not want to find yourself in this situation. Whether you have been arrested in Georgia or Alabama the initial reaction should be the same: remain calm. It may be hard to control emotions and declare your rights in a stressful […]

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What Do You Need to Know About Divorce?

At Phillips & Sellers, we can offer in-depth consultations about the divorce options you have available. We will talk to you about assets, your splitting of funds and/or properties, and more. If there are underage children within the marriage, we can also discuss what’s likely to happen through custody rights. We want our clients to be as informed as possible […]

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Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law

What Do You Need to Know About Custody?

There is nothing scarier than wondering what will happen during a custody battle. This is even more relevant when dealing with a relationship that has soured or when working to take parental rights away. The best defense you can take, however, is to stay legally informed and equipped on all subjects. It’s our goal to help you remain ready and […]

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Key Issues to Consider in a Step-Parent Adoption

You may ask yourself what exactly is a step-parent adoption? In a step-parent adoption, one of the biological parents is married to a third party who wishes to adopt the minor child in question as his or her own legal child. Hence, the rights of the absentee biological parent will be terminated during the course of the adoption, and the […]

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Divorce, Family Law, Legal Help

Where Do I File My Divorce?

In Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding areas divorce cases are handled a little differently. The “location” issue comes up frequently because of the tens of thousands of soldiers and civilian employees at Fort Benning. They come from all over the country, so when divorce and family law problems arise, their first question is: Where do I file my divorce? Is […]

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When Will This Be Over? The 5 Major Phases of Divorce

Everyone I represent in family law litigation in both Georgia and Alabama wants to know the answer to one primary question:  When will this divorce be over? Or put another way: What’s taking so long? Divorces and custody modifications are emotionally exhausting and financially draining.  It’s understandable that clients want the uncertainty and animosity to come to an end as […]

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Divorce, Family Law

Is My Divorce Contested or Uncontested?

I am asked this question by clients more often than any other question.  And, ironically, this is the question that I am probably least able to answer on my own.  First, I’ll define the terms. An uncontested divorce means that the parties are in agreement on ALL issues currently confronting them and are willing to enter into a contract of […]

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Divorce, Family Law

5 Myths About Filing For Divorce

Over half of marriages end in divorce, but why are there so many myths about filing for divorce? As a lawyer for 23 years, Scott Phillips, has seen it all when it comes to divorce cases. Here are the top 5 misconceptions, Scott has encountered during his time working with clients:  File My Divorce in the City/County Where I Got […]

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Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law

5 Facts Before Modifying Your Child Support

In these difficult economic times, we meet with clients on a daily basis who need to modify their child support obligations just to make ends meet. This is much more difficult to do than you might think. Judges frequently use the logic that if you’ve been paying it in the past, then you can continue to pay it in the […]

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