Kevin Patrick Law - August 2023

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Legally Brief With Kevin Patrick Automobile accidents | Daycare injuries | wrongful death


When life throws challenges and tragedy in your path, it can feel impossible to overcome them. I can wholeheartedly say I am astonished by the resilience and kindness a former client of mine has after all she has experienced. Demetria Henderson was once a client of mine and, after tremendous hard work, has started her own nonprofit organization: Women’s International Grail! I wanted to show my support for this wonderful organization and share Demetria’s inspirational story. Growing up in an area filled with crime and violence, Demetria and her siblings still flourished in a loving home with their great-grandmother. Yet, no child can be left unscathed by ongoing negativity and turbulence. While her great-grandmother raised Demetria with unending love, faith, and guidance, life took a turn when she passed away when Demetria was only 16 ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING ASPECTS OF MY JOB IS GETTING TO KNOW ALL MY CLIENTS, NOT JUST THEIR CASES, BUT AS PEOPLE.

years old. At this time, Demetria became pregnant and was entirely alone. With no one on her side and a child to raise by herself, life continued throwing curveballs her way (to put it nicely). Demetria experienced poverty, abuse, and depression in the years to come, and the pandemic only made matters worse. Despite the never-ending obstacles, she continued to work toward stability and safety for her children, whom she didn’t want to disappoint. This strong mother took what life gave her and used it as a valuable experience to uplift women just like her. She achieved incredible personal growth through prayer and counseling and soon developed a plan to start Women’s International Grail. She turned her life around and wanted to help women do the same! Women’s International Grail offers resources and services for women and children who need vital support during unimaginable adversity. Often, a helping hand is just what someone needs to get back on their feet. Demetria’s organization offers life-changing assistance, including:

Children and young adults can also receive support from the Women’s International Grail, like mental health resources, mentors, tutoring, clothing, haircuts, internship opportunities, and more. I can’t imagine the difference these can make in a young person’s life. The work Demetria and her team accomplish brings light into our community and even communities worldwide. Women’s International Grail is still growing, and I hope you can take some time to learn more about how admirable this organization is and help make a difference by visiting . After working with Demetria on her case, I feel grateful to witness her journey firsthand and see all she has accomplished. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is getting to know all my clients, not just their cases, but as people. While I help them with their legal matters, I also see how they strive toward their goals and thrive after everything they’ve overcome. Congratulations, Demetria, and to all my clients who continue to amaze me every single day!

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Clothing donations

Career training Job placement

Utility and rent assistance And much more!

Financial literacy

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Our team is always proud to share the achievements of our past clients, and we want to shout out Alysia Pennington and her success in real estate! Now a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners, Alysia is changing the game by offering realty support for anyone considering buying or selling their home and even those interested in investing in real estate! HOPING TO BUY? Alysia Pennington has made herself an expert real estate agent ready to do the hard-fought negotiating for you when purchasing a home. In addition to Alysia’s knowledge and skills, she’s backed by Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners, a renowned real estate company with streamlined processes to make buying property as seamless as possible. Tell Alysia your desired location and budget; she’ll do the rest!

view later, and schedule showings with Alysia by your side. Whatever you need, she’s there to help you make your dream of owning your own home a reality! LOOKING TO SELL? Selling your home can seem like the headache of a lifetime, but it doesn’t have to be. When you work with Alysia, she is in contact with over 170,000 associates across the country to help spread the word about your property and get it sold as soon as possible at the best price. With Alysia and Keller William Realty Atlanta Partners, your home listing will pop up on major real estate websites like Zillow and Trulia to get the most exposure possible!

We hope if any of our readers need real estate guidance, they’ll reach out to Alysia! You can scan the QR code to schedule a consultation with no obligation. We promise you’ll be stunned by her professionalism, just as our team was.

She can also help you navigate Keller Williams’ advanced tools and website to search through various properties, save them to

HOW BARBI ADVOCATES FOR OUR COMMUNITY Former Client Is Now an AmeriLife Agent!

Since we’re spotlighting some of our incredible clients this month, we thought we’d share some big news from one of our former clients. Career changes are scary; we can all agree on that. So, we want to congratulate Barbi Sherice McGhee, who is now an independent insurance agent with AmeriLife! Barbi stopped by our office not so long ago to share the big news, and we’re more than happy to pass on how Barbi can help you and all your insurance needs. Becoming an independent insurance agent isn’t easy! Barbi had to undergo extensive training and education to properly educate clients on various insurance topics. Financial wellness and insurance coverage should be available at every price point, and that’s what Barbi is helping clients discover. Some products Barbi is more than ready to offer include:

Medicare plans: advantage plans, supplement plans, and prescription drug plans Fixed indexed annuities and deferred annuities Life insurance: whole life insurance, term life insurance, and indexed universal life insurance Voluntary health insurance: major medical coverage, dental, vision, hearing, hospital indemnity, critical illness, and cancer coverage Care coverage: short-term and long- term care coverage

you discover what plans fit you best. Affordable insurance and retirement solutions can empower you to take your health seriously and live a healthier and happier life. Not only is Barbi helping our community find affordable coverage, but she’s also part of a company that makes an impact with community involvement. AmeriLife has made incredible donations to local and national charities. Some influential organizations AmeriLife has funded include Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and plenty more. If you want to learn more about your insurance options, you can contact Barbi at (770) 993-5706 or Barbi.McGhee@ . The Kevin Patrick Law team wishes you all the best, Barbi!

Most people find insurance or retirement planning out of their budget or even an unnecessary expense. Unfortunately, we don’t usually realize how essential these services are until it’s too late. Not all coverage has to cost you a fortune, and agents like Barbi are here to help

You can always reach Kevin directly at 404.566.8964 or (If you ever need it, his cellphone is 404.409.3160.)

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May I Clean Can Keep Your Home Spotless Lastly, we’d like to congratulate Tiara Mayfield, who has just started her own cleaning business! May I Clean is now taking clients who need Tiara’s cleaning expertise and outstanding work ethic. Like our other clients mentioned in this edition, we can’t help but be proud to support them as they thrive in new careers. People usually come to us after experiencing some sort of severe accident or unfortunate experience requiring legal assistance. Our team does our best to help them through this rough time, allowing them to move forward. That’s why we love seeing our clients reach their full potential and start fresh. Instead of giving your money to a big chain franchise, why not give it to a locally owned business? Tiara’s cleaning company, May I Clean, is here for all of your cleaning needs, and we’re confident Tiara Created Her Own Cleaning Company!

she’ll give you the wow treatment not just with her skills but with her great personality we all know so well! Our hectic schedules are jampacked with work and parenting, so having someone to help you keep your house spick-and-span can be a lifesaver. You can learn more about May I Clean by calling (678) 558-3088 or contacting . Tiara is just one of many former clients who have gone on to reach their dreams! We love getting to know everyone who walks through our doors and staying in contact with them for years to come. Our clients aren’t just legal cases. They’re human beings we want to know personally and encourage to be their best selves. If you haven’t already, find us on Facebook so you can stay in touch with the Kevin Patrick Law team. Good luck with your new business, Tiara, and all our clients embarking on new adventures!


Hoisin-Glazed Pork Chops

These savory and sweet pork chops are covered in a flavorful hoisin glaze and take only 30 minutes! Ingredients • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 4 boneless pork chops (about 2 lbs) • 3/4 tsp salt

• 2 tsp minced ginger • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce • 2 tbsp rice vinegar • 2 tbsp water

• 2 tbsp sesame oil • Cilantro (optional)

Directions 1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, simmer garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and water. Whisk occasionally until mixture is fully incorporated (about 4 minutes). Set aside. 2. Lightly salt pork chops. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add sesame oil and wait until smoking. Place pork in skillet and cook until browned (3-4 minutes on each side, depending on thickness of pork chops). 3. Remove pork chops from skillet and transfer to a cutting board. Let rest for 5 minutes. 4. Drizzle hoisin mixture over pork chops and top with cilantro if desired.


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Inside This Issue 1 My Client Created Compassion Out of Misfortune 2 Make Your Home Ownership Dream a Reality With Alysia

Need Insurance Help? Call Barbi! 3 Support a New Woman-Owned Local Business

Hoisin-Glazed Pork Chops 4 End Summer on a High Note

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Summer Isn’t Over Yet! 3 Memorable Ways to Close the Season

HAVE A LATE NIGHT. Bedtime routines are about to make a return for school kids, much to their

As much as many of us wish we could have an endless summer, all good things must come to an end. But why let the season close with a whimper when you can go out with a bang? Strive for a memorable last few days of the season with one of these family-friendly ideas. TAKE A FAMILY ROAD TRIP. What says “summer” more than piling in the car and driving somewhere? You don’t necessarily have to go far. A new town a few hours away can still be an adventure. Check out a local state park or nearby museum you’ve always meant to visit and let your children enjoy the novelty of sleeping in a hotel room or camper. Even a weekend away will feel like an occasion and stick out in everyone’s memories. SPEND A DAY ON THE WATER. Enjoying the water is one of the summer’s greatest pleasures, so make the most of it one last time. Depending on where you live, you might incorporate this idea into your road trip. Head to the nearest beach, lake, or river and pack in as much summer fun as possible with a favorite summer activity or something new! You could help your kids build a sandcastle, rent a kayak or paddleboat, or try water skiing. You might even surf or snorkel.

possible dismay, but you can indulge them with one last hurrah. Plan a special late night the family can

enjoy together. You might go to a drive-in theater or host a movie marathon at home with plenty of popcorn. Camping on your lawn will also allow staying up late together doing something exciting. No tent? No problem — build a pillow fort in the living room instead! Summer only comes once a year, so don’t let its final days go to waste. A special celebration to mark the season’s end will leave you with lasting memories and even more reasons to look forward to next year.

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You Should Always Review All Your Options CAN CAR INSURANCE COMPANIES INCREASE THEIR RENEWAL RATES? Have you noticed anything different when renewing your car insurance policy? We recently heard from various people about significant increases in their car insurance policy when it was time for renewal. Are these auto insurance companies allowed to do this? Well, when reaching out to your insurance company, you may be told the rate increase is either due to inflation or the increased number of claims in Georgia. While excuses like these are unfortunately valid, you should remember that under O.C.G.A. Sec. 33-9-40, these companies cannot raise your rates if you make a not-at-fault claim , including for your uninsured motorist coverage. If they say this is the reason for the increase or you suspect it is the case, contact our team. However, whatever other explanation they come up with will often be altogether legal but just entirely frustrating. Auto insurance companies assume you’re there to stay once you’ve signed despite the rate increases. Yet, if you have a clean driving record, you may likely find that you can save a hefty sum of money by switching car insurance companies every few years! So, take your time and shop around. It’s astonishing to see vast price differences between companies for the same coverage. When you spend time doing your research on who has the best deal, you’ll save a fortune in the long run.

While “inflation” may be a just explanation for increasing insurance rates during renewals, these companies have ways to take advantage of you illegally. If you feel your insurance company unfairly increased your rate, call (404) 566‑5880 , and we’ll help you tackle the issue. We’ll be your voice to stand up and seek the justice you deserve.

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