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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!

Family Law: How's That Working For You?

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.

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 people are watching you.  And that village (the judge) is going to decide who gets custody of your children, if you leave it up to them.

Judges: Discretion Gone Wild

Judges get to make decisions. Oftentimes those decisions have some discretion to them such as, who is telling the truth. However, discretion never goes so far as to decide to ignore the law. Tonight's post is two cases studies of when judges decided that they had the discretion to blow off the law in favor of what they wanted to do.

Family Law: Who Says You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Tonight's post on our Family Law Conference was written by our Wills, Trusts and Estates Guru, Steve Worrall.

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