PERSONAL INJURY

Vehicle Accidents and Premises Liability

An injury can financially ruin a family.  Medical bills can be overwhelming and employment is often not an option after a serious injury.  Often families cannot wait years for an injury case to conclude; therefore, we focus on being aggressive and proactive when handling a personal injury matter, making every attempt to get money in your pocket, sooner than later.

FAMILY LAW

Divorce, Child Custody, and Adoption

Divorce - Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage. Rarely are divorces as simple as people would like them to be. Most divorces involve the division of assets and liabilities between spouses and the arrangement of child custody, child support, and visitation. There are many other matters that can be affected by divorce including family businesses, social security, retirement benefits, and health insurance. Ideally, a divorce settlement will be reached without the intervention of the court. If, however, agreements cannot be reached, we offer aggressive legal representation to ensure that your personal needs are addressed. As divorce issues can be very complex, we can help you use a rational perspective to approach the process.

Alimony and Spousal Support - Spousal support, or alimony, is payment that one person in a marriage must pay to the other when the couple separates or divorces. The purpose of alimony is to avoid any unfair economic consequences of a divorce, even after property is divided.

Child Support - Child support is a payment by a non-custodial parent to the custodial parent to contribute to the cost of raising children. Whether you are seeking child support for your child or are required by law to pay child support, we will fight to secure a final disposition that is sufficient and fair.

Custody and Visitation - Primary physical custody is the set of parental responsibilities regarding day-to-day care in addition to the rights to direct the child's daily activities, while legal custody is the set of rights and responsibilities regarding the child's upbringing.

Paternity and Legitimation - Paternity and legitimation are important not only for establishing a healthy relationship between a child and its parent, but also in determining responsibility for the upbringing and support of the child. We will work with you to obtain all of the required tests to ensure that your child receives the support he or she deserves.

Prenuptial Agreements - A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into by two people prior to marriage. The purpose of this agreement is to establish the division of property or spousal support arrangements should the couple divorce. 

Adoption - Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents and terminating the legal rights of the birth parents.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Federal and State Courts

In addition to DUI Defense, Clint L. Lott, IV, LLC handles a variety of criminal cases, including traffic offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. We provide unparalleled legal representation to those who are facing serious criminal charges. We have extensive experience in both State and Federal Court cases and we recognize that every person, and every criminal prosecution, is unique. We tailor our practice to the individual needs of each and every client. Our ethics, skills, and knowledge will help you obtain the best possible results.

DUI DEFENSE

Under Georgia law, once you have been cited for violating the DUI statute, the state may initiate two simultaneous, yet separate legal actions against you. The criminal action is in response to the ticket that was issued to you, while the administrative action is brought against your driver's license by the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety. While both actions can result in the suspension of your Georgia driving privileges, it is important to remember that there may be more penalties to consider and each action must be handled separately. An individual has 10 business days, from the arrest date, to request an administrative hearing from the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety. If you fail to request a hearing within 10 days, your right to the hearing is lost, and your license can automatically be suspended for the applicable statutory time frame. In order to preserve your right to an administrative hearing, it is important that you submit your request to the Georgia DMVS (Department of Motor Vehicle Safety) and pay the filing fee within 10 days of your arrest. Being charged with DUI is a serious offense that can have major repercussions, including loss of driving privileges, jail time, and monetary fines. Contact Clint L. Lott, IV, LLC today for a professional and free consultation.