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Revenge Of The Nerds

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 celebration of pop culture, fandoms, music, dance, history and alternative history...basically anything and everything! Back in the day, conventions usually focused on just one genre. For example, there were the ubiquitous Star Trek conventions which catered to, you guessed it, Star Trek fans. Not anymore!

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 custody of the children.

Trapped in Georgia?

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 future together. They would have a lot of children and Sally would be a stay-at-home mom. His sweet, retired parents lived down the street and could help with the babies. She would lead a charmed life and would have everything she had always dreamed of. Sally's parents were upset that she rushed into a marriage, but they didn't feel what she felt. Parents just don't understand.

Trapped in Georgia?

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 future together. They would have a lot of children and Sally would be a stay-at-home mom. His sweet, retired parents lived down the street and could help with the babies. She would lead a charmed life and would have everything she had always dreamed of. Sally's parents were upset that she rushed into a marriage, but they didn't feel what she felt. Parents just don't understand.

Emancipation Proclamations

So, 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. I've often wondered just how exactly a minor becomes emancipated and what exactly that means.

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:

Be Sure to Put it in Writing

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 every other weekend.

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, these new laws typically become effective July 1st.

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