Blog Posts in August, 2016

  • 30-Aug-2016

    Revenge of the Nerds at DragonCon

    It’s coming, my friends. No, not winter. DragonCon 2016 is this week! If you’re out of the loop, and I can’t see how considering it’s one of the largest draws to the city of Atlanta of the entire year, DragonCon is a ...
  • 28-Aug-2016


    Feelings trump logic, every day, in every circumstance, always. I’ve been working on this issue for a long, long time. And I’ve decided, unequivocally, that feeling trumps logic. Of course, that's how I feel. No one has cornered on ...
  • 25-Aug-2016

    Baby Factories

    I’ve noticed a recent trend in May/September romances which create children. Like many, those relationships end, perhaps more often than others more evenly matched. When they end, there is the inevitable question of who should have primary ...
  • 22-Aug-2016

    Trapped in Georgia, a Divorce Story

    Sally moved to Georgia after she met and fell in love with Joe. Sally left everything behind: her home, her family, her friends. She was young and in love. All she needed was Joe. Joe had a stable job and owned his own house. They talked about their ...
  • 18-Aug-2016

    Unlucky ladies

    Misogyny in our culture is alive and well. Men are rewarded for their success. They are celebrated as virtuous, dominant, excellent providers. Women, not so much. Here’s a fact pattern. A husband is offered a job half way around the world. Wife ...
  • 15-Aug-2016

    Emancipation Proclamations in Family Law

    Anyone who was around in the 90’s and kept up with popular culture probably remembers when Maculay Culkin became “emancipated” from his parents after accusing them of embezzling some of the fortune he amassed as a child actor. ...
  • 7-Aug-2016

    Family Law - How Much Courage

    My colleague Megan McClinton recently shared a quote from a Stephen King book that she’s reading that has really stuck with me because it rings so very true in family law: “How much courage does it take to fire up your tractor and plow ...
  • 3-Aug-2016

    Family Law Oral Agreements, Not Worth the Paper They're Written On

    Amy showed me the final written order, which consisted of a settlement agreement between the parties that was signed off by the judge. It clearly stated that she would get every other weekend, but she was now upset that she was indeed only getting ...
  • 1-Aug-2016

    New Developments in Georgia Family Law 2016

    I am a few weeks behind in getting this written, but if you follow our blog regularly, you may remember a similar posting in July 2015. After the Georgia General Assembly passes legislation during its term that gets signed into law by the Governor, ...

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