Blog Posts in July, 2014

  • 31-Jul-2014

    International Family Law: Ne Exeat. It Means What It Says.

    Love is blind. Blind to everything. Blind to rational thought, blind to logic, blind to self interest and even blind to self preservation. And in the International Family Law context, blind to the frightening implications of Ne Exeat. Ne Exeat might ...
  • 29-Jul-2014

    Family Law: Keep Calm and Carry On

    Tonight's post about an aspect of Family Law was written by our Marietta Family Law Attorney, Darrin Keaton. "As for Phileas Fogg, it seemed just as if the typhoon were a part of his programme" - Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty ...
  • 27-Jul-2014

    Do Judges Hate Women?

    There is a sinister mood in the air, almost as if a new Zeitgeist is threatening to roll in like a very bad thunderstorm, rolling in on a a black wave of judges' robes. Justice is supposed to be blind, right? It's supposed to be free of bias. ...
  • 21-Jul-2014

    Judges: Oh Come On, Really?

    I often write about how we at The Firm analyze cases and strategize our approach with such great precision. Sometimes I think it might be fair to characterize some of it as bragging on my team a bit. But judges still surprise us. Sometimes we get it ...
  • 18-Jul-2014

    Domestically Dirty Words, Part II: Child Support

    Tonight's post on Child Support was written by our Atlanta Family Law Attorney, Cherese Clark. In Part 1 of this blog series I discussed the what some may think is equivalent to blasphemy in domestic litigation, the term "settlement." ...
  • 15-Jul-2014

    Legitimation - Let Your Buddy Tell You

    Tonight's post on Legitimation was written by our Lawrenceville Family Law attorney, Wesley Wilson. A friend of mine recently had a baby with his live-in girlfriend. A couple of days into fatherhood, I decided that I should pull him aside and ...
  • 12-Jul-2014

    Divorce Corp.

    On Thursday, I had the, pleasure might the wrong term for it, of watching and presenting on the ethical issues presented in the movie "Divorce Corp." to Georgia State University College of Law students who are interested in Family Law. ...
  • 9-Jul-2014

    Film Editing and Trial Practice

    Tonight's insightful post on Film Editing and Trial Practice was written by our Savannah Family Law attorney, D avid Purvis. A few months back, my wife and I joined Michael and Shelia Manely to view a great documentary entitled "AKA Doc ...
  • 7-Jul-2014

    Judges: Experience That Matters.

    We have a run off election on July 22nd in a number of important races, some for U.S Senate, some for U.S. House, some for State School Superintendent, but the most important races are the races for Superior Court Judge. In Cobb County we have two ...
  • 3-Jul-2014

    Happy 4th of July, 2014

    Tonight's post is from our Savannah Family Law Attorney Extraordinaire, David Purvis. It's the eve of the 4th of July and we at The Manely Firm are busy making plans for the big holiday! If you are in the Cobb County area, you cannot miss the ...
  • 1-Jul-2014

    Mediation: Why Do I Have to Mediate?

    Tonight's post on mediation was written by our Lawrenceville Family Law attorney, Wesley Wilson. I recently received a phone call from a client. He was mad and frustrated. Mediation had been scheduled and he felt that was going to be a waste of ...

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