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Family Law Attorney Rolling the Dice

When it comes to risk taking, I am conservative by nature. When it comes to risking other people's families or money, I am even more so. Generally, this works very well for my clients as we try to resolve disputes. I'm a big fan of resolving disputes, particularly in family law settings because the family, in whatever form, endures even after a family law fight, so you really ought to strive to make the outcome as positive for all concerned as it can possibly be.

Savannah Family Law Attorney Grasping Family Law's Moral Center

People are often angry in family law. That's expected. Trust is crushed. Hearts are broken. Hopes are shattered. It is seldom a good time. How that anger plays out in litigation is critical to success, affordability and survivability through the case and well beyond.

Marietta Family Law Attorney Hubris

You would think that staring at four gray walls in an 8 x 12 for three months with several of the least friendly guys you are ever likely to meet would sober you up, would cause you to take a bit more humble stock of yourself. Not so for this guy.

Savannah Family Law Attorney The Supreme Court - Four Years Later

Four years ago today, I argued before the United States Supreme Court in Chafin v Chafin. When the Court issued its opinion, it agreed with me 9-0. Yes, it was a unanimous Supreme Court with a Concurring Opinion by Justices Ginsburg, Scalia and Breyer. It was, indeed, a kumbaya moment for our Supreme Court.

Marietta Family Law Attorney Tick Tock

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.

Marietta Family Law Attorney 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.