Motion To Set Aside Judgment

Once a judgment is reached in a divorce or other domestic matter, it is sometimes difficult to get the judgment set aside (or for the court not to let the Final Order stand).  Having a judgment set aside and/or attacked depends on a number of issues including why the court is being asked to set aside the judgment and the applicable time frame from the judgment being entered to it being attacked.  Depending on the reason for attacking a judgment, such attack may be more time sensitive than for other reasons per the Official Code of Georgia.

If a motion is set aside, the judgment is therefrom inoperative and ineffective. However, a judgment will not be set aside without a sound legal basis.  The Georgia Code is strict on how and why a judgment can be attacked. If you need to attack a judgment you should speak with an experienced attorney about your matter.  Attorney Tiffany Lunn of Lunn Law LLC recently appeared in Fayette County Superior Court to assist in attacking a Motion to Set Aside.  Lunn Law LLC has offices in both Jonesboro and Fayetteville, GA and represent clients in Metro-Atlanta regarding divorce, custody and other domestic conflicts.

Fayette County Office Location

Fayetteville Office

 

Lunn Law LLC and Attorney Tiffany Lunn have opened a new office location at 110 Habersham Drive Fayetteville Ga 30214.  Lunn Law LLC’s Fayette County location was opened so that our law office could better assist those south of the main office in Jonesboro, GA. Lunn Law LLC will still maintain its main office in Jonesboro, GA (Clayton County) and Attorney Tiffany Lunn will be serving the Fayetteville,GA location as well.  If you would like to contact Lunn Law LLC, you should call 770-492-2974.

Published in: on February 3, 2014 at 2:39 pm  Comments Off  
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Name Change Via Marriage License: Georgia DMV Says “No” to Same-Sex Couples

Same sex couples are running into problems in states such as Georgia that do not recognize same-sex marriage.  Couples are finding that they can’t even get their name change with their marriage license from another state through Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles. Same-sex advocates are finding this occurring throughout the southern part of the country. Advocates say that the federal government is attempting to makes the transition for same-sex couple smooth but that the state government is not.

Name changes can take place through the court system but will cost hundreds of dollars to finalize.  Many same-sex couples refuse to pay this amount for something that hetrosexual couples get for free. Advocates are attempting to get states that don’t recognize same-sex marriage to make what they consider a small step in the right direction without same-sex marriage being legal in the state. Advocates of same-sex marriage believe that state agencies have the power to interpret its policies to allow a name change in a state where same-sex marriage is not legal.  

Attorney Tiffany Lunn believes that Georgia should expect increased litigation on the issue in months and years to come. Advocates are determined to obtain certain rights and the courts will likely have to rule one way or the other.  Advocates do not think it’s as clear as same-sex marriage is not legal under Georgia law.  Stay tuned to see how these matters develop. You can read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/17/same-sex-couple-name-change_n_4111173.html.  If you need assistance with Domestic Partnership Agreements or other documents that can assist same-sex couples in Georgia, feel free to contact Attorney Tiffany Lunn for legal assistance.

Published in: on October 20, 2013 at 8:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Temporary Protective Orders in Georgia

Attorney Tiffany Lunn represents both alleged victims and alleged victimizers regarding Temporary Protective Orders.  Both parties must be diligent in taking action if abuse is alleged.  All alleged victims are not victims and all alleged victimizers are not falsely accused.  It is important that each takes the appropriate course so that they has the best chance possible in presenting the facts for the judge and the appropriate action can be taken.

When going to court for a Temporary Protection Order to be granted or denied, the parties must know  that other aspects of their lives may be affected by the Protection Order.  Attorney Tiffany Lunn has spoken with those either seeking an order of defending against an order that are not aware of how such an order may affect their lives.  Criminal implications and consequences can also affect and be affected by a Temporary Protection Order Hearing. Therefore, Attorney Tiffany Lunn believes preparation for the Temporary Protection Hearing can not be overlooked.

Attorney Tiffany Lunn advises that parties seek legal counsel early whether via private counsel or through an organization such as Legal Aid. Give your attorney enough time to prepare your case efficiently. Do not wait to the last minute for something so important.  There are various organization to assist, if money is a factor in any procrastination.  Stalking, violence and threats of violence (and allegations pertaining to them) are extremely serious.  Seek assistance.

Published in: on August 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm  Comments Off  
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Another Matter Of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a problem in Georgia and nationwide. Those in the military are not immune to its reach. Expert testimony can be important in cases such as this. There can be many motives for domestic violence and/or murder.Image

In this case, it appears the motive was monetary.  It is oftentimes power and control. Attorney Tiffany R. Lunn thinks this is a case worth learning from. Read more below:

Article: Soldier’s Wife Died After Deadly Struggle

Published in: on July 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm  Comments (1)  
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New Divorce Law Could Be Coming To Georgia

Georgia is one of the United States’ leading divorce states.  Couples in Georgia is steadily divorcing. The Georgia House of Representatives is seeking to make obtaining a divorce in Georgia a bit lengthier, in an attempt to discourage divorce.  Georgia legislatures seem to be following other states around the nation, such as North Carolina, in making a legislative attempt to discourage divorce.  For example, North Carolina has a one year waiting period for divorcing couples that may be extended to two years in the coming years.  The proposed new law in Georgia would be a big change from how Georgia divorces are granted today and from years passed.  Attorney Tiffany R. Lunn suggests that you read more about the proposed changes in the article:  Is  the Way We Divorce In America About To Change? Citizens should be encouraged to weigh in with their state representatives with their views on the issue.

Published in: on May 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Georgia ranks 10th in Domestic Violence Homicides for 2012

Domestic Violence is sometimes linked to family law cases including but not exclusive to divorce, legitimation, and child custody. The Georgia Commission of Family Violence and the Coalition Against Domestic Violence released its 2012 domestic violence homicide report.  The report is an effort to address the problem of domestic violence homicide and to analyze ways to decrease such homicides in the future. The report is a call to action so that the public recognizes the domestic violence is a huge issue in Georgia and in this country. You can find out more information here and on the Fatality Review website.

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Published in: on April 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Lunn Law LLC: Relative Adoption

Lunn Law LLC has been handling Step-Parent Adoption for some time.   Step-Parent Adoption is when the spouse of a parent wishes to adopt the child of his or her spouse. Lunn Law LLC have recently decided to start handling relative adoption as well.  Relative Adoption includes grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins etc. as long as all of the other statutory requirements are met.

Lunn Law LLC is excited about expanding its practice in regards to adoption. Lunn Law LLC has found that representing those that want to adopt can be a rewarding area of law because it can change the course of a child’s life. Relative Adoption is becoming much more common in the United States and therefore the need to provide legal counsel is also increasing.  With adoption being a very emotional process, the requirement for all the legal formalities to be followed is crucial.

Read more about Relative Adoption here:

Relative Adoption

Adoption Process and Questions

Relatives Raising Children

Published in: on March 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Congress urges Supreme Court to overturn DOMA

The United States Supreme Court is to consider whether to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, this legally forbids the federal recognition of same-sex marriage.  Under DOMA, gay and lesbian couples would not receive the same benefits of heterosexual couples such as tax and Social Security benefits. Of those congressmen and senators urging the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA, there are only two representatives from the state of Georgia. President Bill Clinton, who signed DOMA into law, has requested that the United States Supreme Court overturn it.

Arguments will be heard by the United States Supreme Court on March 27, 2013. A decision is not likely until June 2013. The outcome will affect domestic relations law throughout the country and the lives of many Americans.  Read the articles below to find out more about this important issue.

DOMA Challenges

Congress Urges Overturn of DOMA

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Published in: on March 13, 2013 at 9:21 am  Leave a Comment  
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Divorcing After Fifty: On the Rise Nationally

More people over the age of fifty (50) are divorcing for a number of reasons.  These reasons vary from couple to couple. One reason seems to be that people are living longer thereby giving them more time to decide to chart another course for their lives.  A second reason seems to be because the stigma of divorce has greatly diminished in recent years.  Because the stigma has diminished, it was caused fewer people to be intimidated into remaining in a bad or unsatisfied marriage. A third reason people over the age of fifty (50) are divorcing is that in general, the financial reasons for remaining married becomes less important as people grow older.  In general, those over the age of fifty (50) are in a better position to move forward financially without a partner than younger individuals.  Tiffany R. Lunn Esq has found in her own practice that she is encountering more people above the age of fifty that are divorcing or interested in divorcing. You can find out more about divorcing over the age of 50 by reading this article in the Chicago Tribune:

Chicago Tribune: Divorcing Over 50

Published in: on March 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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