2011

Blog Posts in 2011

  • 8-Dec-2011

    The value of work

    I saw a most wonderful film tonight. The film was wonderful on many levels, not the least of which that it brought out all three of my boys and I to see it. But the film also held many meanings, one of which I want to touch on tonight, the value of ...
  • 30-Nov-2011

    You better watch out!

    This post heads in an entirely different direction from my usual fare. This is the last day of November, 2011. Therefore, tomorrow is the first day of December. It also happens to be a Thursday. On the first Thursday in December in Marietta, Santa ...
  • 28-Nov-2011

    The Family Law Lawyer as Counselor

    It is the existential question: what gives us meaning; what motivates us to do what we do? That is the key ingredient in practicing family law. As you can probably guess, when I'm wearing my counselor hat, much of what I do is work through ...
  • 20-Nov-2011

    Unbundling has arrived!

    I've been promising a big announcement for a while now and finally here it is: Unbundling has arrived! Unbundling is a completely different way of obtaining legal services. The norm is to hire an attorney to do whatever is necessary, whatever is ...
  • 18-Nov-2011

    Meting out Justice

    I'm on a theme here. As I've written elsewhere, members of my profession, and I think the public in general, are used to thinking about attorneys who practice criminal defense protecting their clients from the judges. That is a part of the ...
  • 8-Nov-2011

    Not enough judges to go around - the rest of the story.

    It's too late to say anything in depth or start any new diatribe. But I've heard from several parties implicated in last night's blog post that my post was not complete, and they are correct. When I'm discussing Child Support Services ...
  • 7-Nov-2011

    Barriers in family law.

    We handle a lot of family law work at The Manely Firm, P.C. Of course, that's all we do. I suspect that we handle more family law than most. From my position at The Firm I get to see many, many cases carried out through all of our courts from ...
  • 1-Nov-2011

    On the street where we live.

    I work in the courts, sometimes daily. After the horrific shooting in Fulton Superior Court in 2005, the trial attorneys' world grew more dangerous. In family law, we always know that danger can lurk from that nut-job opposing party who ...
  • 31-Oct-2011

    Just back from the front...

    It is a busy, busy time at the firm. Everyone at the firm is working hard, helping real people with real family law issues in all of our courts, before all of our judges. I couldn't be more proud of the work that we do. Just a few highlights from ...
  • 21-Sep-2011

    Making Divorce Affordable; Cutting to the Chase

    The Manely Firm, P.C. provides a no gimmicks, low cost alternative to a high priced divorce and other family law issues. We accomplish this partly because of volume. Rather than work a few cases to death, we spread our costs over many, many clients ...
  • 20-Sep-2011

    Drama: The bull in a china shop

    Family law is fraught with emotion and often high drama. For good reason the parties can be extremely upset with each other. What was once romance, intimacy, shared expectations and dreams of "until death do you part," has become something ...
  • 19-Sep-2011

    Long, Cold, Lonely Winter

    Except that it has been summer, actually well before the beginning of summer since last I wrote on the blog about the practice, divorce, contempt, dissolving relationships, anything. The reasons have been numerous, not the least of which is that the ...

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