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Wolford and Robinson Lawyers and Legal Fees

Lawyers and Legal Fees

What is a lawyer?A lawyer is a professional who is an officer of the court authorized to explain and interpret the law for you, to handle legal matters, as well as to appear in court. In addition to other tasks, a lawyer’s work involves counseling, preparing legal documents and handling court proceedings; but, foremost, a lawyer is a representative and...
Wolford and Robinson Landlord and Tenant - Where the Tenant Defaults Under A Lease

Landlord and Tenant – Where Tenant Defaults Under A Lease

This assumes the tenant is under a lease and that the lease has not expired, or if it has expired there is a provision that the hold-over becomes a new term. In other words, these instructions would not apply where the tenant occupies the premises under a month to month or week to week tenancy. 1. FAILURE TO PAY RENT...
Wolford and Robinson Court Martial Trials

Court-Martial Trials

Robert Jeffrey Wolford, MAJOR (GA Army National Guard) StevensCourt-Martial Trial Lawyer In the military justice system there are three types of court-martial – General Court-Martial, Special Court-Martial, and Summary Court-Martial. Only General Courts-Martial and Special Courts-Martial are actual federal criminal trials; Summary Courts-Martial are, essentially, enhanced administrative hearings that do not result in a federal criminal conviction because they do...
Wolford and Robinson Service by Publication in Georgia

Service by Publication in Georgia

There are many times each year when we cannot get a Defendant served with the Complaint.  Several times each year, we are then asked whether we can have the Defendant served by publication. In order to serve a party by publication, a notice of the filing of the suit is published in the officially-designated paper for publishing legal notices several...
Wolford and Robinson Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage – The Basics

Most people understand the importance of automobile insurance, and the need to carry sufficient insurance coverage.  If someone brings a claim against you then your insurance company provides for your defense, and if necessary, payment of any judgment or settlement.  However, many people don’t realize the importance of Uninsured Motorist (“UM”) coverage, and unwisely decide to not add the coverage....
Wolford and Robinson Overview of Mechanics and Materialmens Liens in Tennessee

Overview of Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens in Tennessee

First, an owner should have a written contract with the general contractor that clearly defines the scope of work to be performed and the amount the owner will pay for the work. Any changes in the scope of the contract work or the contract price should be memorialized in a written change order. Second, before making payments to the general...