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September 2014 Archives

Divorce of the Official Marriage

They sit across the table from each other in almost total silence, pondering the meal before them.  They have endured this ritual, perhaps a thousand times now, each engaged in their private thoughts, none of which, anymore, include much of the other. Thoughts of escape long ago turned to thoughts of divorce which then turned to acceptance of just enduring the misery.

Justice Cafe': Justice Jam (and Bread)

Atlanta Legal Aid put on their annual Justice Jam tonight, this time at the beautiful Strand Theater on the historic Marietta Square.  Four attorney bands rocked the house raising money for Cobb Legal Aid's mission to help low income residents with their legal, civil issues.  I'm glad to say that The Justice Cafe' was right in the middle of it.

Blessed Are The Peacemakers of Family Law

I had the weekend off from family law for a change.  We were in North Carolina visiting one of our sons, his girl friend and our grand daughter.  They took us to this very pleasant little town where they are thinking about settling down after graduation.  In a local shop there, I noticed a large framed print of a vine of tiny white flowers encircling a saying I had read a million times but, for some reason, had never read it quite this way before.

Sex and Family Law

As you can probably imagine, in my family law counselor's chair I hear much of everything. The most intimate details and intricacies of relationships are fair fodder for my analysis and determination about the approach and direction a case should take.  None of the details and intricacies I hear are any more intimate than the couple's sex life.

Contempt. It's all in how you look at it.

In my last post, I wrote about the need to reconfirm universal truths.  The story I'll talk about tonight has to do with just how far we humans can go in losing our grasp on those universal truths, on how contempt is viewed from the eye of the beholder.