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Month: August 2016

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,...

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Feelings

Feelings trump logic, every day, in every circumstance, always.I've been working on this issue for a long, long time. And I've decided, unequivocally, that feeling trumps logic.No one has cornered on the market of rationalization. We all do it. We all feel what we...

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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.The...

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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....

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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....

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Family Law: Successful Woman Syndrome

Misogyny in our culture is alive and well.Men are rewarded for their success. Th ey are celebrated as virtuous, dominant, excellent providers. Women, not so much. Here's a fact pattern. A husband is offered a job half way around the world. Wife hasn't ever made a...

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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...

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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:"How much courage does it take to fire up your tractor and plow under a crop you spent six or...

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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...

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