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Fan Service in Family Law

What is Fan Service in Family Law, you ask. If you don't speak nerd you've probably never heard the tem1 "fan service". Allow me to elucidate. Fan service is material in anime and manga that (duh) services fans by often providing gratuitous or suggestive sexuality or violence ("Food Wars" or "Elfen Lied"), fli1ting between main characters ("Inuyasha"), or epic fight scenes ("Fairy Tale"). We can see this in Western media via "easter eggs" in comic books or the car chases in the Fast and Furious films or even those grand space craft scenes in Star Wars. Fan service is hyperbolic eye candy that makes us cheer, laugh, blush, or just feel like the author/director/artist is looking out for us and what'll make us happy.

Trial By Combat

Recently, I've been hearing the term "mutual combat" a lot. This terms refers to "combat between two persons as a result of a sudden quarrel or such circumstances as indicate a purpose, willingness, and intent on the part of both to engage mutually in a fight." Dolphy v. State. So, the jist is that mutual combat occurs when two people willingly engage in a fight with each other, and in extreme cases it could be the difference between life in prison for murder or a finding of justifiable homicide. What immediately jumps to my mind is duel: both parties, guns in hands, take ten paces out and then turn and shoot. (I've been listening to a LOT of "Hamilton", if you can't tell.)

Spy vs Spouse, Part II

My last blog post was about a spouse "spying" on the other, using recording techniques and hacking software. I think that the 1nain theme of that blog post was to emphasize the fact that just because s01nething seems like a good idea, doesn't mean it's a good idea. I 1nyself love clients who are involved and proactive, however, some evidence just isn't admissible. Where evidence comes from and how you got it just might make that evidence inadmissible in court, meaning that the judge will never hear it. Fmihe1more, violating Georgia's wiretapping laws could land you in jail!

"Room" for Improvement

Last weekend, I finally got around to watching the movie "Room", which won Brie Larson an academy award for Best Actress last month. So, was the movie worth all the hype? I would say it 1,000% deserved all the praise it got; I thought it was a beautiful film.

When Grandpa is in the Family Law Bible

In 1961, the Supreme Court of Georgia heard an appeal regarding the case my Grandfather James McClinton filed for a downward modification of the alimony he was ordered to pay his ex-wife, Juanita. At that time, he was paying her $400 per month, and when he filed his petition, he asserted that he'd had a substantial reduction in his income warranting a reduction of his alimony payments. Juanita disagreed, and even counterclaimed for an increase in alimony and attorney's fees. The trial court dismissed Juanita's counterclaim, which formed part of the basis for the appeal.

The Nature of the Practice of Law: Are you the frog or the scorpion?

"Finding themselves both stuck on the bank of a deep and busy river, a scorpion asks a frog to carry it across the river. The frog hesitates and initially says no, afraid of being stung, however the scorpion argues that if it did so, they would both drown. Considering this, the frog agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion stings the frog, dooming them both. When the frog asks the scorpion why, the scorpion replies that it was just in its nature to do so."

Bigamy and Doctor Who

Did you watch the fantastic Ninth season Christmas Special for Doctor Who last week? The yearly event marked the return of River Song, a fan favorite and the wife of the illustrious Doctor as of the Sixth Season. River Song is an inter-galactic archaeologist, bouncing through time and space studying, stealing, and adventuring, often on her own and many times with the Doctor. But this post isn't about the aweswomeness of River Song.

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