Frequently asked questions | Personal injury | Probate law | Stockbridge GA
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Two factors determine whether or not you have a case that could go to litigation. First, do you have an injury? The injury could be physical, emotional or financial so long as you can quantify it then it counts. Second, is it someone else's fault? That's the harder question to answer, and proving a claim of fault is where lawyers come in. If you think you might have a case, call Mary M. House and find out.

How do I know if I have a case?

There are too many legal questions to respond to online, schedule a meeting with Mary M. House and get the answers you need.

Collect any documents relevant to your case and bring them to your first meeting with a lawyer. Police reports, receipts, insurance paperwork and photographs can all be essential to your case.

What should I bring to a meeting?

Probate is the process of executing a final will. It determines the validity of the document and handles the payment of the decedent's debts in as much as that is possible. Probate can be a long and involved process but it is required in any case where assets are being distributed. Mary M. House can facilitate the probate process and answer any further questions you may have.

What is probate?

For answers to all your questions call Mary M. House.



There are 12 grounds for divorce in Georgia, including adultery and desertation.


  • Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity;

  • Mental incapacity;

  • Impotency;

  • Duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage;

  • Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband;

  • Adultery;

  • Willful and continued desertion for one year;

  • Imprisonment for a term of two years or longer;

  • Habitual intoxication;

  • Cruel treatment;

  • Incurable mental illness.

  • Habitual drug addiction.


However, Georgia also allows for "no-fault" divorces, where divorce can be filed by either spouse without the need to show that the other did anything wrong.

What are the grounds for divorce?

Mediation is when the parties in a dispute keep the right decide on accepting or rejecting a settlement with the mediator only capable of persuading rather than imposing a resolution. Arbitration is when the party gives the power of decision to an arbitrator.

What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?