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Marietta Family Law Blog

In Divorce, He Got Everything But The Cat.

We recently finished a big divorce trial, the kind with seven figure incomes plus assets.  Our opposition was one of the most expensive firms in town. They had taken over the case mid-stream from one of the other most expensive firms.

The End Game.

Different family law attorneys approach their cases from different philosophical perspectives.  Some seek to unite, some seek to divide.  Some seek to pacify, some seek to inflame.  For me, the way to cut to the chase on someone else's strategic thinking is to figure out their end game.  What do they want?  When you figure that out, the how they get there becomes less of an issue.

Facebook is her friend.

In this blog, we often write about dramatic, sometimes mind blowing issues that bring some of our clients to the divorce table. Tonight's tale is somewhat different.  For the thousands of people who divorce because of adultery, drug abuse, gambling problems, horrendous debt, their are tens of thousands who divorce for reasons far less headline grabbing.  Tonight's post is one of those. Tonight's post is about alienation by Facebook.

What's Right with America.

This evening I had the great pleasure of experiencing Marietta Center for Advanced Academics' Evening of the Arts held at the Marietta High School's new performance auditorium.

Father's Rights in the Sanctity and Privacy of Birth

The water breaks.  The contractions are five minutes apart.  Time to head to the hospital. And once at the hospital, time to settle in for a short run or a marathon awaiting that most revered of moments, when a child is born, that holy time, the sancity and privacy of birth. So where do Father's Rights fit in to all of this?

Trial Practice: Framing a Guilty Man

What is it about many of our species that we cannot have it good enough?  We have to try to improve our situation, even when our situation is pretty good. Rather than let the facts fall as they do, we have to make our stories better than the reality.  We embellish. We enlarge our tale.  We help reality out a little bit (or sometimes, a lot). even in trial practice, we have to frame the guilty man.

Contempt in Child Support: Dern if I Do, Dern if I Don't!

The story of a Houston, Texas man recently sentenced to 180 days in jail after overpaying his child support has caught the attention of many in social media and I have been asked to weigh in. A while back, Mr. Clifford Hall was ordered to pay an increase in child support which was to be deducted from his paycheck. The State of Texas was to notify his employer of the increase, but never notified the employer of the new Order and therefore, the new amount. As a result, Mr. Hall's child support payments did not reflect the new court ordered amount. This caused him to slowly fall into arrears. In December of 2013, Mr Hall appeared before a Texas judge, was held in contempt and ordered spend 180 days in jail.

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