Blog Posts in December, 2016

  • 21-Dec-2016

    A Christmas Mediation

    I will never forget that day. It was cold, wet, gray, even dreary and just a few days before Christmas. The couple were gathered with their attorneys and the mediator in the small conference room. They looked across the table at each other with some ...
  • 15-Dec-2016

    Refocus and Engage

    It’s easy to lose sight of the important things in life throughout the year, but particularly during the holiday season. A time of year that was once nothing but fun as a child can very easily become the most stressful months of the year for ...
  • 12-Dec-2016

    Too Late

    Timing is everything in family law. “The early bird gets the worm,” and “you snooze, you lose,” operate like comandments in our arena. 1) Mom had handled almost all of the case by herself. She had worked her way through ...
  • 7-Dec-2016

    Ownership of Money

    Twenty year marriage. Two children, both still under the age of eighteen. Husband has worked throughout the marriage. Wife has been a stay-at-home mother, raising the children and maintaining the house. That was the agreement, way back when the ...
  • 5-Dec-2016

    The Supreme Court - Four Years Later

    Four years ago today, I argued before the United States Supreme Court in Chafin v Chafin. When the Court issued its opinion, it agreed with me 9-0. Yes, it was a unanimous Supreme Court with a Concurring Opinion by Justices Ginsburg, Scalia and ...
  • 3-Dec-2016

    International and Interstate Holiday Travel With Children

    Often in post divorce, children travel extensively through the holidays. If Mom lives in Marietta and Dad lives in Lawrenceville, the travel may be just a few hours as they traverse around I-285. If Mom lives in Savannah and Dad lives in Los Angeles, ...

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