Coca-Cola Leases Building for New Call Center

Coca-Coca has leased a 71,280-square-foot industrial building in north Charlotte, N.C. for its call-center group and plans to relocate 160 employees there this fall and add 140 more workers at the facility over time. Coke’s lease term for the Harris II is for 15 years, and the company has a right of first offer to purchase the property. Coke expects to close on the transactions for the new territories in the fall.

USCIS Welcomes 4,000 New Citizens

Between July 1st and July 4th, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 4,000 new United States citizens. Naturalization ceremonies were held at historic landmarks throughout the country. USCIS encourages any Legal Permanent Resident who meets the requirements for Naturalization to begin the process of becoming a citizen of the United States.

ASI Purchases Toccoa Building

ASI said this week that it has taken over as the landlord of the 66,000-square-foot building on Industrial Boulevard in Toccoa that currently houses Standard Register. The transaction took effect on June 17. Standard Register will remain in part of the building with no changes to its operations, according to officials. Stephens County Development Authority Chairman Brian Akin said the move benefits everyone involved. ASI Group President Peter Rolla said the company is happy to have Standard Register as a tenant, while having a building that provides ASI with additional long-term capacity in Toccoa.

What the Affleck-Gardner Divorce Teaches Us About Prenuptial Agreements

California Family Code Section 4336(a), which presumes that a ten-year-long marriage is a long-term marriage. That affects the amount and the length of spousal support. Some believe that the lawyers for each side advised their clients to wait 10 years and 1 day before filing for divorce. Another possibility is that Affleck and Garner have a prenuptial agreement with an added monetary benefit that kicked in after their ten-year anniversary. The couple has been separated for months, and it seems clear that the timing of the divorce filing, initiated by Garner, was not a coincidence.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Monitoring Children Who Received Wrong Vaccine

Officials with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are closely monitoring minor children who were given the wrong hepatitis vaccine. According to ICE the children are currently being detained in Texas pending the outcome of their cases with the Immigration Court. The Department of Homeland Security said it is working closely with the CDC to monitor the health of the children over the coming weeks.

Atlanta Attracting More Businesses

From 2000 to 2012 the population of metro Atlanta grew by 1.1 million people, which is an increase of 26%. In just the past few years, we’ numerous major employers move into the Atlanta area, including State Farm, General Motors, Athena Health, PulteGroup, Carter’s children’s apparel, among others. Businesses typically receive tax benefits for coming here, with more than 60 institutions of higher learning in the metro area and a student base exceeding 275,000, our region attracts some of the best and brightest minds in the country.

95 Year Old to Pay More Than He Earns in Alimony

The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a district court’s decision to force a 95-year-old Nebraska man to pay his ex-wife more in alimony than he earns each month. According to the lower court’s decree, in addition to the monthly alimony payment, Glenn was forced to pay Laura $15,000 for her interest in their mobile home. That is the current value of the domicile, though Laura purchased it for $25,000. It is the land Glenn Binder owned prior to the couple’s marriage that factored into the alimony ruling. The retiree owns more than 200 acres worth approximately $560,000. According to his attorney, Binder must either sell some of that land or take out a loan against it in order to pay alimony to Laura.

Pending Home Sales at 9 Year High

More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as pending sales climbed to their highest level in more than nine years. The number of signed contracts increased in the higher-priced Northeast and West markets last month, while dipping in the Midwest and South. Relatively low mortgage rates have aided the real estate market. But those same rates have increased in recent weeks, potentially causing more would-be buyers to close sales before higher rates hurt their ability to purchase a home. Pending sales are a barometer of future purchases. A one- to two-month lag usually exists between a contract and a completed sale.


Source: AJC

Parenting Time Proposals Movement Gains Momentum

States are considering measures that would alter laws that govern which parent receives legal custody of a child following divorce or separation. Most of the proposals of reform are simply urging that judges implement custody schedules maximizing time for both parents. Some proposals would require equal time for both parents unless there is evidence that the arrangement would not meet the child’s best interests