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The stress of facing financial difficulty can negatively impact every aspect of your life, and it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Many people shy away from the idea of filing for bankruptcy because they feel that it somehow implies that they have done something wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hardworking people across Georgia and the United States are struggling financially due to circumstances that were not of their making.

At the law firm of Claeys, McElroy-Magruder & Kitchens, our Augusta consumer bankruptcy attorneys have helped countless people throughout the CSRA, Statesboro and Dublin get the fresh financial start they need through filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We understand how overwhelming it can be to suffer the unending barrage of creditor phone calls and demand letters. We can help you put an end to all of them and give you the time you need to get back on the right financial path.



Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular state. Divorce laws vary from state to state, but in most states divorce requires the sanction of a court or other authority in a legal process, which may involve issues of alimony (spousal support), child custody, child visitation / access, parenting time, child support, distribution of property, and division of debt.

A divorce will affect the family for a lifetime and should be taken seriously and legally.  Our experienced attorneys will advise you of your rights and obligations to ensure a fair outcome for both parties.


Personal Injury

The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, work accidents, tripping accidents, assault claims, and product defect accidents (product liability). The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to medical negligence claims ) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, including asbestosis and peritoneal mesothelioma and other workplace-caused issues.

Depending upon the intent or negligence of a responsible party, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party through a settlement or a judgment.