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Month: December 2017

A New Year; A New You?

Ritual is good. Ritual helps. The new year's ritual is making resolutions to yourself that you might or might not keep within the next week or month or two. But still, the thought must come before the act and at least the thought heads you in the right direction.What...

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Divorce, A More Perfect Dis-Union

I recently received a comment to one of our blog posts. The commentator was decrying the high price of a divorce. She linked and recommended a local mediation center that I hadn't heard of before.I looked into the mediation center. They advise that the average divorce...

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Good Will Toward Men

The Gospels spell it out pretty clearly, "peace on Earth and good will toward men." (These days, of course, we understand that to mean women, too.) That seems to be the standard set, the bedrock from which we are to conduct our affairs. We must, we should, operate...

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Family Law and the Hollywood Drama

I love "A Christmas Carol" and "It's a Wonderful Life," both great progressive, humanitarian dramas about "finding your religion" at Christmastime. Both are meaningful and life affirming. While both of the protagonists in those stories reach their epiphanies and help...

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Judge David Purvis!

You read that right! David Purvis, Savannah family law attorney extraordinaire, Professor of Family Law at the Savannah College of Law and long friend and trusted partner at The Manely Firm was sworn in today as a Judge!David was sworn in as an ALJ, an Administrative...

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We Fight!

Sometimes we have no choice. We have to fight.I've written extensively about the Firm's overall disposition, we are peacemakers by choice. We look for the win/win. We work toward a goal where everyone fares better. We have found that this is the best approach, the...

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But, He’s Gay!

The number of guys still living in the closet is staggering. I don't get it. But I also don't get the argument that being gay is a choice. Being gay was never one of my options. Still, I respect that this argument does apply to the people who proclaim it to be a...

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Predicting the Unpredictable in Divorce

Divorce, just like many aspects of our lives, may be highly unpredictable. Who will get primary physical custody of the children? How much child support will the non-custodial parent pay? Will the court grant alimony? How much? And so on. These may be some of the...

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