Blog Posts in 2015

  • 28-Dec-2015


    A whole new year is just a few days away. When you reflect back on this past year, you can’t help but think about what you don’t want to duplicate in the coming one. Like everything under the sun, different people handle similar issues in ...
  • 25-Dec-2015

    A Christmas Gift ... For Your Ex

    Merry Christmas! The suggestion I am making may not sound at all appealing to you if you’re in the midst of a divorce, but hear me out. For Christmas, take your child to buy a gift for your ex, at least until your child is old enough to take ...
  • 24-Dec-2015

    Mele Kalikimaka and Other Holiday Traditions

    As we anticipate potential record highs on Christmas Day (80+ degrees in Savannah!??!), you may be singing the Hawaiian Christmas Carol “Mele Kalikimaka” around your unlit fireplace instead of “I’m Dreaming of A White ...
  • 23-Dec-2015

    When Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer: Georgia Estate Planning Lawyer Style

    The novelty Christmas song, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” was written by Randy Brooks and originally recorded by the husband-and-wife duo of Elmo and Patsy in 1979. According to the song, the family matriarch gets intoxicated from ...
  • 21-Dec-2015

    Divorce: Miracle on Pryor Street

    Perhaps Christmas snowflakes were falling on Pryor Street because a very interesting and unusual thing happened in Fulton County Superior Court when I came to a status conference with a client to finalize a divorce. The parties were married for ...
  • 20-Dec-2015

    Tis The Season for Custody and Visitation

    It’s the holiday season and my inbox is especially full. I certainly don’t mind work and I wouldn’t complain about a full inbox. I like staying busy and I enjoy helping my clients, but my heart sometimes breaks for the families I ...
  • 14-Dec-2015

    Divorce: Reality, subject to debate?

    Is reality subject to debate? Really? Like most nuances of divorce, this issue isn't confined to divorce but pervades our culture. It's like whether we've been to the moon, whether the Earth is flat or whether our planet is rapidly, ...
  • 8-Dec-2015

    Divorce: Pets are People Too

    Divorces are really hard. That decision is the proverbial stone in a pond: the ripple effects are felt by many others, not just you. Your kids, in-laws, friends, maybe even your co-workers will feel the sting, and it can be a long and emotionally ...
  • 6-Dec-2015

    Family Law: Blessed Are The Grief Makers?

    Over and over again at the national and state family law conferences to which we are invited to attend and present, there is an ongoing conversation about changes to the practice of law, and in particular, the changes to the practice of family law. ...
  • 1-Dec-2015

    Judges: Discretion Gone Wild

    Judges get to make decisions. Oftentimes those decisions have some discretion to them such as, who is telling the truth. However, discretion never goes so far as to decide to ignore the law. Tonight's post is two cases studies of when judges ...
  • 29-Nov-2015

    Being Thankful During Divorce

    I saw a post on Facebook that I wanted to share. Imagine that you’ve been planning a trip to Italy. You’re so excited. You’ve been dreaming about going to Italy your whole life. You have planned a full and detailed itinerary. You ...
  • 25-Nov-2015

    Family Law: Thankful at Thanksgiving

    “Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.” F. Scott ...
  • 16-Nov-2015

    Family Law Summit - What An Honor

    Shelia and I are back from Colorado, from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System's Family Law Summit. We spent intensive days with approximately 30 attorneys chosen from around the United States because of our cutting edge ...
  • 15-Nov-2015

    Divorce: Tissue Boxes In Every Office.

    Today's post about the impact of tissue boxes in divorce was written by our Lawrenceville and Gainesville attorney, Jennifer McCall. Divorce is hard. Almost every day, I have someone crying in my office. Sometimes, I cry with them. We have tissue ...
  • 11-Nov-2015

    Family Law Summit - What An Honor

    Shelia and I are honored to be invited to the Family Law Summit sponsored by the Honoring Families Initiative of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). We are attending the Summit this week at the Broadmoor Hotel in ...

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