Blog Posts in January, 2016

  • 31-Jan-2016

    My Work in Scotland

    I'm back after a very fulfilling and, I hope, successful week assisting at a custody trial in Scotland. The trial was in Airdrie, a suburb of Glasgow. I flew into and stayed in Edinburgh, where our local counsel's office is. We met the day I ...
  • 24-Jan-2016

    Who's your Daddy?

    Justice is supposed to be blind, right? And by that we mean that Justice is impartial, favors no side. While that's true most of the time in varying degrees, some of the time Justice seems more blind to the facts than blind to favoritism. In ...
  • 22-Jan-2016

    Making a Murderer: The Family Law Spin Part 2

    So, we found the proper venue for our divorce complaint, helping a woman divorce her husband who is in prison. This probably resembles the process that Steve Avery’s first wife went through after Avery’s wrongful conviction for rape in ...
  • 21-Jan-2016

    Making a Murderer: The Family Law Spin Part 1

    So, by now, unless you’ve been living under a rock or in a cave on a remote island, you’ve heard of the NetFlix documentary “Making a Murderer”. The docu-series follows the tribulations and trial of Steve Avery, who was ...
  • 19-Jan-2016

    Social Security and Other Same-Sex Spousal Rights

    The landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the country, raises issues that should be discussed with a good marriage and estate planning lawyer in Georgia. Due to same sex ...
  • 17-Jan-2016

    Dr. King Impacts the World!

    I just finished reading a very interesting article on the impact of Dr.Martin Luther King on International Law and the effect the Civil Rights Movement had on the adoption of several major international human rights treaties. What started in Atlanta ...
  • 14-Jan-2016

    A Tax-Time Audit For Your Estate Plan

    As you gather important documents and prepare to square up financially this year with Uncle Sam, why not give a quick ‘tax-time’ time audit to your estate plan, too? With your financial information handy, it’s easy to gauge just how ...
  • 12-Jan-2016

    Parenting, A Continuing Relationship

    You and your spouse have been together for a five years. You have two beautiful children. Unfortunately, your happily ever after did not have a happy ending. You had to file for divorce. You made the decision to end your romantic relationship and go ...
  • 10-Jan-2016

    The World Hangs In The Balance

    Shelia and I spent the latter part of the week at the Georgia State Bar’s mid-year convention. The State Bar had asked Shelia and our Savannah attorney, David Purvis, to present to the assembled on The Justice Café, our very low cost, ...
  • 9-Jan-2016

    Magic Words to Avoid the Double Whammy in Probate

    If you co-own your home, it is vitally important to know exactly HOW that ownership is held. Why? Most people think that if they own property together and one of them dies, the deceased person’s ownership interest automatically goes to the ...
  • 8-Jan-2016

    Bigamy and Doctor Who

    Did you watch the fantastic Ninth season Christmas Special for Doctor Who last week? The yearly event marked the return of River Song, a fan favorite and the wife of the illustrious Doctor as of the Sixth Season. River Song is an inter-galactic ...
  • 5-Jan-2016

    Your Family Law New Year's Resolution: Freedom?

    Traditionally, every New Year a large percent of the population creates a list of New Year resolutions – a list of things to achieve in the coming year. Additionally, every January the number of people filing for divorce usually triples. No ...
  • 3-Jan-2016

    The Dark Side of the Force

    These are exciting times. Our country is at such a juncture that either path we take will propel us in radically different directions. Interestingly, we are at the same juncture in family law, as well. Over the holidays, I spent many pleasurable ...

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