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Her child was missing. The child's father had suddenly shown up at her mother's with the police, demanding his son. They were still married. There were no orders which gave either one of them superior rights so they had equal rights to the boy. One thing was for sure, the father's rights were superior to the grandmother's. When pressed, the police couldn't do anything about that. They had to demand the boy from the grandmother. They had to turn the boy over to the father.

Tips and Tricks to Survive A Family Thanksgiving

So, I am one of those lucky ducks that has an amazing family to visit with on Thanksgiving. We're all fairly like-minded regarding the usual holiday table fodder, such as politics and social issues and economics. We play the song Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie and wear our PJ's to eat and then usually binge on fun movies or Mystery Science Theater. All that aside, I do know that nobody wants to spend those precious few days off work in a battle royal with their family.

The Secret Stash

Last Tuesday, while Americans were casting their votes, India's government declared 86% of its currency illegal. 500 and 1,000 Rupee Notes, worth about $7.36 and $14.72 respectively, were outlawed overnight. The same piece of paper was worth 500 Rupees at 11:59 p.m. and worth zero Rupees at 12:01 a.m.. Indian's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi calls this demonetisation. Critics called it the economic equivalent of shock and awe.

International Family Law Agreements; Making It All Work.

I'm not sure how many Americans will move to Canada as a result of the elections, but we, at the Manely Firm, P.C., have an astounding number of clients that need help with prenuptial, post-nuptial, or separations agreements that are enforceable internatonally and in Georgia.

Murder-Suicide

Murder-suicide is an act in which someone kills one or more other persons immediately before or at the same time as killing oneself. Unfortunately, murder-suicides are rampant now. They are all the rage.

Madam President

Allow me to wax poetic for a moment here. And honestly, this has nothing to do with what party I support or where I fall on the constantly evolving political spectrum. This is about me as a woman. As a woman practicing law. As a woman pushing ahead in a field still dominated by men - see my blog post on "mansplaining".

Women Empowered

We have only one day left before the election. It looks very much like we will have our first woman president. Some voters are elated about that. Some voters are as angry as perhaps they have ever been in their lives.

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