"Life is like a box of chocolates...You never know what you're gonna get." Everyone probably knows this famous quote from the movie "Forrest Gump." This simple, elementary view of life underscores the unpredictability of many aspects of our daily lives. How long will I live? Will he marry me in the future? Will I win the lottery ticket I purchased yesterday? Unfortunately, no one is equipped with sufficient foresight to answer these questions.
Practicing in Savannah and Southeast Georgia, the pool of family law attorneys is rather small. I don't know the last time I had a case where opposing counsel in a divorce, modification or contempt was "new" to me. In most cases we go back quite a way in our professional relationship. I try and keep those relationships professional and congenial. Life's too short, and we are going to wind up against each other again and again.
A while back, I was consulting with a guy about an appeal who had been absolutely railroaded by the trial judge. The guy had filed a contempt against his ex for frustrating his visitation rights and had asked the judge to modify those rights to expand them a little more. At the end of his case, the judge denied the guy's contempt and restricted his visitation rights a bit further. It seemed that family law was being anything but just to this poor soul.
Tonight's post about Standing Orders in Family Law was written by our Marietta divorce attorney, Alyssa Blanchard.
Tonight's post on the essential subject of venue was written by our Savannah divorce attorney, David Purvis.
Tonight's post about Contempt Wars was written by our Atlanta divorce attorney, Dina Khismatulina.
Tonight's post about being in Contempt was written by one of our Marietta Divorce Attorneys, Alyssa Blanchard.
Tonight's post about Child Support and Visitation was written by our lead Atlanta Divorce Attorney, Cherese Clark.
Tonight's post on Divorce and Settlement Agreements was written by one of our Marietta Divorce Attorneys, Alyssa Blanchard.
In my last post, I wrote about the need to reconfirm universal truths. The story I'll talk about tonight has to do with just how far we humans can go in losing our grasp on those universal truths, on how contempt is viewed from the eye of the beholder.