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February 2016 Archives

The Nature of the Practice of Law: Are you the frog or the scorpion?

"Finding themselves both stuck on the bank of a deep and busy river, a scorpion asks a frog to carry it across the river. The frog hesitates and initially says no, afraid of being stung, however the scorpion argues that if it did so, they would both drown. Considering this, the frog agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion stings the frog, dooming them both. When the frog asks the scorpion why, the scorpion replies that it was just in its nature to do so."

Pass the Water, Please

I feel like I did nothing but talk during the month of January! Though that's not much different than most months, January was a bit different. As you may have read in one of Michael Manely's earlier post, the month (and year) started off with Shelia and I presenting at the State Bar of Georgia's mid-year meeting. We were asked to speak about a topic very important to our collective whole - access to justice.

When I Argued Before Justice Scalia in the United States Supreme Court

Justice Scalia's favorite phrase during oral argument seemed to be "That's lovely, but...," when bantering with those of us who have argued before him. It was a quick way to knock you down a couple dozen pegs and make mince meat of your assertion without ever posing a fact or logical argument in opposition. 

Custody: Don't Involve the Children

When a divorce case involves custody issues, most of the focus of the case is on the children. What is more important to a divorcing parent than their children? While the divorce issues are mainly about the children, you should not involve the children in the divorce because it is very hurtful to them.

Prenuptial Agreements, Just in Case

A prenuptial agreement is a contract that two people enter into prior to marriage that defines their respective rights in the event that the marriage does not work out and the parties divorce. A postnuptial agreement is essentially the same contract that is entered into after marriage.

Introducing Flat Fees

For 26 years, The Manely Firm has billed its clients in the most traditional way: hourly billing. Clients paid for the hours billed. What could be more straightforward, more honest, more reliable?

Protect Your Inheritance If Your Heirs Get Divorced!

While we hate to think of our children dealing with the pain of divorce, unfortunately, it does happen. Of course, everyone knows one of the hardest parts of a divorce is dividing assets. It's messy, painful, and can feel like salt in an open wound...

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