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Best Interest of the Pet?

Pets are family. This is the general consensus among pet parents and when asked, a firm assertion without hesitation confirming the same is expected. Our furry friends provide us comfort when we need it most, entertainment when we're desperate for a laugh and unconditional love and support, much like our human family members. Some pet lovers who do not have children often regard their four-legged companions as their children and treat them accordingly. Considering the above, it should not come as a shock that when couples initiate divorce actions, some of the more contested disputes involve the custody of the family pets.

Kemp's Latest Executive Order - April 20 - Explained. The Throw Caution to the Wind Version

Governor Kemp issued another Executive Order yesterday, April 20. I reviewed the First Order of April 2 and the Family Law Version of April 3 in my previous posts. This newest one and the messaging from the Governor's office coming off of it, are chock full of interesting, must know elements. I'm going to try to share the highlights with you.

New Questions in Family Law Related to COVID 19

I hope you all are doing well, dear readers. Governor Kemp's announcement that shelter in place will be extended in Georgia until the end of April has been difficult for the majority of the people. The quarantine in Georgia so far is not as effective as we hoped. The number of people that have been diagnosed with coronavirus and tested positive is still growing exponentially, and death toll in Georgia is still terrifying. As Governor Kemp admitted today, radically re-opening Georgia won't help those numbers.

Talking to Your Children About Divorce

A child lays in bed thinking what caused the demise of their parents' marriage. They think about the times where things felt normal. As they grow older, many things trigger their memories of the past. Instead of having soothing reflections of childhood memories the truth becomes unraveled and lies and deceit flood their mind. Their mother and father made promises of things that were uncertain: "things will not change much for you" or "things will become better than they were before." That child, now maturing into a young adolescent, begins to resent their parents, who could not hold their promises.

Being, Not Just Doing

It seems that it was just a few weeks ago that we were going about our normal lives. (It was.) We jumped out of bed; hurried to get the kids off to school; rushed to work; put in our full-time plus; hurried home to get the kids; get them fed and off to their extracurricular activities, maybe had a bit of down time then but most likely grocery shopped or returned emails; rushed the kids home to get their homework done and off to bed and late to bed ourselves, only to get up and do it again as if it were Ground Hog Day.

Visitation Issues During the Quarantine

It's 5:45 p.m. and you're on your way to your designated meeting spot to meet you ex to pick up your child for your visitation weekend. You arrive promptly for a 6:00 p.m. exchange and wait for your ex to show up. 10 minutes pass. Nothing. 15 more minutes pass. Silence.

Kemp's Executive Order #2, The Family Law Version

Governor Kemp issued a Second Executive Order last night, on April 3rd. I reviewed the more extensive First Order in my previous blog post. The April 3rd Order became necessary when family law attorneys realized that a huge visitation problem was created by the First Order.

Kemp's Executive Orders Analyzed and Maybe Explained

Governor Kemp has issued two Executive Orders in rapid succession. The first one dropped on April 2 and the second one on April 3. The April 2 Order is more extensive. The April 3 Order covered some additional ground. I will review the first Executive Order in this post. I'll review the second one in the next post.

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