Julie A. Rice
About Julie A. RiceWelcome to Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates. I, Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, established this firm in 1994 with the primary purpose of serving clients to the highest ability and giving clients the respect, results, and legal representation that they deserve. I have represented hundreds of people inside and outside of the courtroom in areas of law that include, but are not limited to, Georgia and Florida Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Medical Malpractice, and all Injury and Accident Cases, Social Security Disability (Nationwide), Long Term and Short Term Disability as well as in ERISA Claims (All Nationwide), Georgia and Florida Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Business Law, Contracts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Landlord Tenant, Wills/Estates/Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Criminal Record Restrictions (f/k/a Expungements) and Restoration of Civil Rights and Pardons, and the like. I have also Affiliated myself with the best Legal Professionals in the Business so that I am able to serve clients in many areas of law not only in Georgia, but also in Florida for Personal Injury (All Injuries and Accidents) in Florida, Social Security Disability Nationwide, and Long Term and Short Term and ERISA Claims Nationwide as well. There is rarely a case where myself and my Affiliates can't provide legal representation at its finest. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our client and our ability to get winning results. When you contact Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, you have made a wise choice and you are in good hands. We have a strong work ethic and work tirelessly for our clients and believe this is one of the most important relationships that can be established. We have many, many repeat clients that show our commitment to the best legal service in the industry. We offer a Free Legal Consultation, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. I am also a Member of the State Bar of Georgia in Good Standing since 1994.
- Personal Injury
- Workers' Compensation
- Medical Malpractice
- Social Security Disability/SSI
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Construction Law
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Business Law
- Domestic Violence
- DUI & DWI
- Animal & Dog Law
- Estate Planning
- Juvenile Law
- Legal Malpractice
- Products Liability
- Traffic Tickets
- White Collar Crime
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- Wills/Trusts/Special Needs Trusts
- Business Formation
- Commercial Litigation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Georgia Supreme Court|
|Georgia State Mediator and Arbitrator in the areas of General Litigation, Domestic, and Specialized Domestic Violence Mediation (http://www.godr.org)|
|Julie A. Rice & Affiliates|
|Legal Consultant, Bank Consulting Services, LLC|
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|Serving Clients in both Georgia and Florida and Nationwide in many areas of law including, but not limited to, Personal Injury (All Injuries and Accidents), Workers' Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Social Security Disability (Nationwide), and Nationwide Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, and ERISA Claims.|
|Professor of Law and Subject Matter Expert in Conflict Resolution, Keller School of Management; DeVry University|
|Professor of Law and Lead Faculty of Law & Ethics, University of Phoenix|
|Chief Legal Counsel, Century Business Services, Inc. d/b/a CBIZ|
|William Mitchell College of Law||J.D. (1993)||Law|
|Honors: Trial Advocacy "A" Student|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||B.A. (1990)||Psychology, Women's Studies, and Scandinavian Studies|
|Honors: Dean's List|
|Activities: At-Large Representative on the Board of Regents for the University of Minnesota|
|Best Professional Business in Atlanta, GA 2014, Pro Resources|
|Member of Good Standing, State Bar of Georgia|
|Mediator and Arbitrator, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GAODR)|
|Member, Association of Women Trial Attorneys|
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Q. Can you modify child support if children are keep for 7days or more.
A: You can ask the court for a modification by filing for said modification and showing that there has been a significant change in circumstances to warrant a modification of support accordingly. You can not yourself modify the child support without a court order even if your x-spouse agrees or you could be held in contempt down the road is you are in child support arrears.
Q. I have one child support case. And I may have another if the DNA proves she mine. And my wife is pregnant. How to calcul
A: The Georgia Child Support Guidelines is what is used to calculate child support obligations. You have access to this via. the internet from the Georgia Child Support Commission. The form, however, by nature is not very user friendly. You can use it to get an estimate of what your obligations might be, but unless you have all of the information that the form requires, then it is not going to be accurate. I could not tell from what you wrote whether or not the first child support case is with the same person as the possible second child support case re: DNA. If the current order is with the same person as the DNA is pending, then if the DNA shows that the child is yours, then your child support will be increased accordingly either through child support recovery, a pending legitimation, or if the mother files for a modification of child support due to the addition of the second child. If the second child is with someone else, then that mother needs to file for legitimation and if the child is yours (it sounds like a case for legitimation is pending or there is something with child support recovery) then you pay child support and the support that you pay for the first child will be taken into consideration via. the GA Child Support Guidelines. If it turns out that this child is yours, then you may also be able to file for a modification of the first child support order based on a significant change of circumstances (i.e. that you are now supporting the second child AND your wife is having a baby). Proceed with caution, however, b/c GA courts want children to be supported and unless your child support obligations are unreasonable, don't be surprised if the court only moves your obligation down a little or not at all.
Q. divorce pending in GA. I am military out of state. Am I required to provide spouse my new address?
A: When a divorce is filed, there is a Standing Order that is attached to the complaint that basically states that both parties can not move assets, move children, etc. You need to look at that Standing Order and see whether or not it states that you must keep the other party informed of your address. If the order says that you do, then you do. If the Standing Order is silent on the issue and there is some reason why you don't want your spouse to know your new address (ex. you fear for your safety, etc.), then you can talk to your spouse's attorney and just disclose your address to the attorney. In reality, if you don't provide the court with your new address you are actually possibly doing yourself more harm than good. For example, if the court schedules a hearing in your case and serves the notice of the hearing on your last known address and you don't show up for the hearing b/c you didn't get notice, then it's possible that your spouse can get everything she/he wants and you won't have any say in the matter. It is really in your interest to make sure that the court and opposing counsel, at least, have your address so that you are aware of any developments in your pending divorce.
Q. My sixteen year old wants to live with ma and i'm the non custodial parent what is the procedures for this?
A: You need to file a Modification of Child Custody and Visitation with the court and show that there has been a significant change in circumstances (i.e. your daughter now wants to live with you) to warrant a modification of custody and visitation. Your daughter can fill out an affidavit at her age to say who she wants to live with and if the court agrees that it is in the best interest of your daughter to live with you, then the court will change custody accordingly. Since your daughter is 16 this process would be much smoother if you hired an attorney to represent you. The time that it could take for you to learn how to navigate the system and hope that you have filed and prepared all the documentation correctly, your daughter may be 17 or even 18 by the time you get this accomplished on your own especially if the mother is not in agreement.
Q. What should a unmarried father do if he is raising his child and the mother left the child and he can't find the mother?
A: Since this is a delicate situation, I would recommend that you seek legal counsel and pursue a legitimation action if you have not done so already and in that action ask for full legal and physical custody of the child. The reason that I suggest an attorney is that you are going to have an issue perfecting service on the mother if you can't find her so an attorney should be involved since if you do not approach the service correctly, then you have wasted your time since the court won't even look at anything you have filed if the court thinks that service was done incorrectly. This is especially true in a matter as serious as the custody of a child.
Q. If I pay child support for 2 children and one child turns 18, can I stop paying for that child? How do I calculate it?
A: You will need to see what is in the court's order for your divorce to see exactly when child support terminates and the order may have specific language in terms of how to calculate the payment after your support obligation for one child is over. If there is no guidance in the court order, then the Georgia Child Support Guidelines will most likely apply. If you had an attorney when you were divorced, then I would suggest contacting that attorney for guidance on what to do under your particular circumstances. I would suggest that you use caution doing this yourself b/c if you do not do this correctly, then you could be held in contempt later on if you weren't paying enough support. Georgia courts take child support obligations very seriously so if you aren't 100% sure what your obligation is at this point, then I would, again, highly suggest that you seek legal counsel to assist you with this and it should not be a difficult or long process.
Q. I had an accident and a car that had another car tag on it. The accident was in my fault it was the other person for it.
A: The accident report is valuable to you if you decide to pursue a personal injury and/or property claim with either the other driver's insurance company or yours. If that is the case, then you need to explain what car you were actually driving and if you show the insurance adjuster a photo of each car, then that should clear up the issue. If there is a need for an updated accident report for you to recover in a personal injury/property claim with insurance, then seek guidance from the attorney that you retain for the personal injury case. If you don't plan on seeking a personal injury claim against the other driver and you are only claiming this on your insurance, then work with your insurance company accordingly to see what they may need in terms of an updated accident report. If you plan on doing nothing as far as the insurance companies are concerned and there are no criminal charges pending, then there is no real reason to correct the accident report. Since changing tags the way that you did may carry with it a ticket or other criminal offense, then you should seek counsel before doing anything so that you don't inadvertently end up with a citation or worse.
Q. I RECEIVED A PACKET OF 30 REQUESTS, 18 INTERROGATORIES, AND 29 ADMISSIONS ALL TO BE COMPLETED IN 30 DAYS. IS THIS NORMA
A: This is not uncommon. If you need more than 30 days to answer and prepare everything, then talk to the attorney who sent you the discovery requests and ask for additional time and have the attorney prepare an agreement for the extension of time for both of you to sign and file with the court. If you can't get some of the documentation that is asked for, then, again, talk to the attorney and explain the situation. In the long run, it is up to the court to determine if something is or is not relevant to the case, but, for the most part, it is full disclosure in a divorce case. If you are uncomfortable at this stage and don't have an attorney, then I would highly recommend that you retain legal counsel to protect your interests. You also have the right to obtain this information from the other party (your spouse) so, again, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney so that you don't waive your rights.
Q. my wife and I were married for 3 months separated 3 years she lives in florida can I file for divorce in Georgia
A: The long arm statute is one way you could file in Georgia, but to have an attorney prepare the paperwork for the motion, legal brief, argue the motion in court, and then hope that the court will grant the motion is going to cost you more than if you file where she resides. I am not even sure if the court would grant you this since she has never lived in Georgia. If the two of you have been separated for 3 years, then I am going to guess that you don't have many assets, property, children together so if you retain an attorney where she resides and have that attorney handle this in your absence that would make the most sense in terms of time, money, and energy.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
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Blog: Georgia Injury Lawyer Blawg
When choosing a Process Server for your Next Litigation Case Proceed with Caution and Choose Wisely: Don’t Fall Into the Trap of the Inperfection of Service of Process A Federal Jury Awards the Plaintiff $ 3.8 Million in Compensatory Damages for a Tractor-Trailer Collision in Newton County, Georgia The Jury in a Tractor-Trailer Logging Truck Case in Washington County, Georgia Awards $ 16.5 Million to the Plaintiffs Workers’ Compensation in Georgia: How to Maintain Safety on the Job A Medical Malpractice Case in Fulton County, Georgia whereby a Plaintiff, even with Injuries that were caused by the Defendant, lost the case as the Plaintiff failed to prove that the Standard of Care was Breached: VIDEO included ~ part two A Medical Malpractice Case in Fulton County, Georgia whereby a Plaintiff, even with Injuries that were caused by the Defendant, lost the case as the Plaintiff failed to prove that the Standard of Care was Breached: VIDEO included ~ part one Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Jury: Henry County, Georgia Jury Awards $ 100,000 in Excess of the Defendant’s Final Offer of Settlement In Georgia, a Trucking Accident that causes No Visible Injuries, but a Mild, Internal Brain Injury that was Traumatic brings a $ 3.5 Million Dollar Verdict: Video Included In Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia a Jury awards $1.5 Million for Injuries sustained by a 7 Year Old Child from a Driver that was Texting and Driving ~ part two
A Federal Jury Awards the Plaintiff $ 3.8 Million in Compensatory Damages for a Tractor-Trailer Collision in N... http://bit.ly/1B0JMWm— Julie A. Rice (@GeorgiaLawTeam) March 18, 2015
Workers’ Compensation in Georgia: How to Maintain Safety on the Job: In order to have a safe work environment,... http://bit.ly/1F7taT2— Julie A. Rice (@GeorgiaLawTeam) March 10, 2015
A Medical Malpractice Case in Fulton County, Georgia whereby a Plaintiff, even with Injuries that were caused ... http://bit.ly/1H0aqUw— Julie A. Rice (@GeorgiaLawTeam) March 5, 2015
A Medical Malpractice Case in Fulton County, Georgia whereby a Plaintiff, even with Injuries that were caused ... http://bit.ly/1CBMesX— Julie A. Rice (@GeorgiaLawTeam) March 5, 2015
Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Jury: Henry County, Georgia Jury Awards $ 100,000 in Excess of the Defend... http://bit.ly/1BNgFfR— Julie A. Rice (@GeorgiaLawTeam) February 28, 2015
In Georgia, a Trucking Accident that causes No Visible Injuries, but a Mild, Internal Brain Injury that was Tr... http://bit.ly/1BAxRFk— Julie A. Rice (@GeorgiaLawTeam) February 26, 2015
In Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia a Jury awards $1.5 Million for Injuries sustained by a 7 Year Old Child fro... http://bit.ly/1adXi3e— Julie A. Rice (@GeorgiaLawTeam) February 24, 2015
Workers’ Compensation in Atlanta, Georgia: Top Ten Accidents on the Job: Injuries from work related accidents... http://bit.ly/1AU6t4H— Julie A. Rice (@GeorgiaLawTeam) February 20, 2015
A Gwinnett County, Georgia Multi-Million Dollar Verdict Award Issued to Construction Workers Injured in a Cras... http://bit.ly/17TJ3ju— Julie A. Rice (@GeorgiaLawTeam) February 18, 2015
A Gwinnett County, Georgia Multi-Million Dollar Verdict Award Issued to Construction Workers Injured in a Cras... http://bit.ly/1v64rMi— Julie A. Rice (@GeorgiaLawTeam) February 16, 2015
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