April

Blog Posts in April, 2015

  • 29-Apr-2015

    Divorce: Annulments are Rare

    Tonight's post on Annulments was written by one of our Lawrenceville divorce attorneys, Jennifer McCall. We often have clients ask if they can be granted an annulment. In Georgia, annulments are rare. Proving that you meet the legal grounds for ...
  • 28-Apr-2015

    Family Law and the Traditional Marriage

    Today was the big day for family law. The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Obergefell v Hodges that rank up there with Loving v Virginia. Today, the Supreme Court tackled the public portion of the same-sex marriage argument. There will ...
  • 27-Apr-2015

    Divorce: Making the Paramour Pay - Infidelity and Waste

    Tonight's post on making the paramour pay was written by one of our Marietta divorce attorneys, Jeannine Lowery. On April 14, 2015, a Judge in Los Angeles ruled that the wife of former Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, is owed $2.6 million by the ...
  • 23-Apr-2015

    Witnesses in Family Law

    Two people occupy space in a house. They speak to each other as infrequently as possible. If they exchange glances, it is with smoldering stares that could melt lead. Their days as a couple are numbered, though neither has admitted it to themselves ...
  • 22-Apr-2015

    Contempt: "But I Can't Pay!"

    Tonight's post about being in Contempt was written by one of our Marietta Divorce Attorneys, Alyssa Blanchard. When an order is entered by the Court, the parties to the action are required to comply with its terms. Failure to comply with a Court ...
  • 20-Apr-2015

    Wills, Trusts and Estates: 7 Signs to Update Your Estate Plan

    7 Signs to Update Your Estate Plan was written by our Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney, Steve Worrall. While Steve's primary office is in Marietta, he serves all of our clients from Marietta to Atlanta to Lawrenceville to Canton to Savannah and ...
  • 19-Apr-2015

    Domestic Violence: Get Help Now!

    Tonight's urgent post about domestic violence was written by our Lawrenceville divorce attorney, Brandy Alexander. Domestic Violence. We all have an opinion. Some people think that couples' issues, including violence, should remain between ...
  • 15-Apr-2015

    Huge News in Divorce Law, TMF Style

    I have been suggesting that there was big news on same-sex divorce to come for some time now. On Friday, the Judge filed the Order creating our big news and I'm here to tell about it! Transgender marriage has been recognized in Georgia. Yes, you ...
  • 13-Apr-2015

    In Family Law, Just Keep Calm and Carry On!

    Tonight's post on keeping calm in family law was written by one of our Atlanta divorce attorney's Dina Khismatulina. Today I want to step into Dr. Phil's shoes and discuss the non-legal side of divorce. Being a family law lawyer, I see so ...
  • 12-Apr-2015

    Reputation in Family Law

    Tonight's post about a downside of being a public figure in family law was written by our Savannah Family Law Attorney, David Purvis. I received my first bad online review recently. After practicing for many years now, it was bound to happen. ...
  • 8-Apr-2015

    Family Law: When to Hold and When to Fold...

    Do you bet the farm? Tonight's post was written by our Atlanta Family Law Attorney, Cherese Clark. The dealer shuffles the cards and deals you two. You're holding an Ace and King of spades and the flop reveals an Ace (hearts), Ace (clubs), 10 ...
  • 6-Apr-2015

    Leveling the playing field with Attorney Fees awards.

    Tonight's post is a thorough examination of an oft asked question, "can I get my ex to pay for my attorney fees?" Our Marietta Divorce Attorney, Jeannine Lowery answers that question. Being a stay at home parent or homemaker is a ...
  • 5-Apr-2015

    Family Law: Indiana, Arkansas and Georgia Legislation, Part II

    Tonight, I write about the law of unintended consequences in family law. Last week, I wrote about the intentionally discriminatory law passed by Indiana and Arkansas which had been considered by Georgia. Indiana, Arkansas sought and passed ...
  • 3-Apr-2015

    Divorce: From Pain to Healing. My Path to The Manely Firm

    Tonight's post on her path from divorce to The Manely Firm is a first for our newest attorney, Jennifer Thuy-Tien McCall. When I was fifteen years old, my parents found themselves in a terrifying legal situation. My parents are Vietnamese so I ...
  • 1-Apr-2015

    Family Law: Indiana, Arkansas and Georgia (?) Legislation

    What does Indiana, Arkansas and Georgia legislation have to do with family law? It's where we are and unfortunately, where we've been and, yes, we've seen it all before. I'm sure you know about Indiana's just passed discrimination ...

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