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Month: July 2017

Custody: This Week of Chicanery

This past season of "Better Call Saul" had an episode titled "Chicanery." What a great word! And a pretty good word to describe this particular week on our Savannah office's calendar.Chi-can-er-y: n., the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal...

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Custody: They’re Watching You!

One of my most favorite quotes about parenting is the quote by Robert Fulghum: "Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you". Another quote I stand by is that "it takes a village to raise a child". In custody cases, many...

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What A Mouthful. Trial Practice

Words are tricky. They can get you in trouble or out of trouble. They can save your life or get you killed. They can save your relationship or end it. They can win your case or lose it. I think you get the idea. Words are everything in our profession. Words are the...

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What goes around… Custody

I know a guy. He got divorced a long, long time ago. As soon as he was divorced, his ex-wife took off with his two children, then about six and four, to parts unknown. She had no cause to take off, didn't even claim any, but she just didn't want to share her kids with...

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“What Do You Know?”

Would your decision to hire an oncologist be based solely on whether or not that doctor has had cancer? Or would your choice of pediatrician turn on whether that doctor has children of their own? I remember when I was a counselor working in addiction treatment, I...

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Violence at Home

"To the Moon, Alice," Ralph Kramden would often say, his fist clenched tight under his wife's jaw. Kramden didn't mean, "to the Moon and back" as in, "I love you to the Moon and back." He meant he was going to punch her so hard that he would knock her to the Moon.I...

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