There is no dispute that Covid-19 has affected everything. Conducting the people's legal business is no exception.
"That's the problem with being the strong one; No one offers you a hand."
Sally was sitting at home. Actually, Sally was stewing at home. She kind of felt that way a lot these days. Fred had gotten on her last nerve before the Coronavirus and being locked in the house with him for two months was finally more than she could stand. He had to go. Or she had to go. Or somebody had to go. That's all she knew. Somebody had to go!
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.
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.
As many people retreat home to avoid risking further spread of COVID-19, jokes abound. The quarantine is testing the strength of the love and tolerance you feel for those who live in your household: your significant other - how the hell did you not notice, after all this time, their annoying humming habit. You jokingly announce that you have contemplated murder in hopes the infuriating habit would cease.
Gaslighting is a term used to describe a particular type of psychological manipulation in which an abuser manipulates a victim into thinking they are losing their sanity. This term originated from the 1938 play, "Gas Light", which is about a woman who is gaslighted by her husband.
Probably your first task, when you are going to look for a family law attorney, is to decide whether you are looking for a problem solver or a problem seeker.
How do we make decisions? How do we come to our judgments? Do we gather evidence? Do we actively attempt to be aware of and hopefully free from bias? Do we use analysis? Do we use reason? Do we weigh all the options, evaluate the probabilities? Is our goal to be accurate, to render a true judgment? Or is our goal to just be right, because, after all, we are always right?
The waiting room was packed with soon-to-be grandparents as they mixed and mingled, dined on vending machine snacks and mindlessly occupied themselves during the long hours that oftentimes is labor.