Every year at this time, the Georgia Family Law Bar comes together to study how to improve our practice. Usually, we cover substantive topics such as child custody and alimony and child support and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and 401ks. This is good. This is necessary because it makes us all better lawyers at the substance of our practice.
The landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the country, raises issues that should be discussed with a good marriage and estate planning lawyer in Georgia. Due to same sex couples' prior inability to marry legally under the laws of their State, many same sex couples now planning to marry are typically older than the average newlywed couple. One important issue to consider under these facts is Social Security.
Tonight's excellent analysis of the impact of same sex marriages in the world of Wills, Trusts and Estates was written by our Wills, Trusts and Estates attorney, Steve Worrall.
Tonight's post on marriage was written by our Gainesville divorce and family law attorney, Jennifer Thuy-Tien McCall.
This was some week, wasn't it? First, we saw the ACA "ObamaCare" survive Supreme Court challenge, next we witnessed that same Supreme Court finally grant homosexuals equal status with heterosexuals and last, we saw a partial sea change in race relations from removal of the Southern flag of oppression to our President letting the Spirit move him and singing it like it is. And, to me, every last bit of it is family law.
Tonight's post on our Family Law Conference was written by our Wills, Trusts and Estates Guru, Steve Worrall.
Today was the big day for family law. The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Obergefell v Hodges that rank up there with Loving v Virginia. Today, the Supreme Court tackled the public portion of the same-sex marriage argument.
I have been suggesting that there was big news on same-sex divorce to come for some time now. On Friday, the Judge filed the Order creating our big news and I'm here to tell about it!
Tonight, I write about the law of unintended consequences in family law. Last week, I wrote about the intentionally discriminatory law passed by Indiana and Arkansas which had been considered by Georgia.
Last night, I took the family to the movies to watch Selma. Having lived through that era with our own redneck microcosm of racist violence in Cobb County, including living in the same city as the bastard that killed those little girls in the Birmingham church, much of the movie struck a chord, struck home.