I've been practicing family law for three decades now. That is a long time. When I started practicing, the massacre at Tiananmen Square had just happened, the Berlin Wall hadn't yet fallen, and the world didn't yet have the world wide web.
"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.
When families begin to fracture, there is often a period of separation where the family is no longer intact, but there is also no court order regarding child custody, visitation, support, and the like. In other words, no enforceable rules by which the parents will abide by during this period of transition.
It's the holiday season and my inbox is especially full. I certainly don't mind work and I wouldn't complain about a full inbox. I like staying busy and I enjoy helping my clients, but my heaii sometimes breaks for the families I serve, even more so around the holidays.
In tonight's alternate universe, our protagonist has hired the third firm for his divorce. To read part III(c), click here.
Tonight, our alternate universe divorce saga continues. Remember that second firm? To read part III(b), click here.
Our divorce serial continues. Tonight, our first hearing. To read part III(a), click here.
Tonight's post on moving quickly in legitimation was written by our Lawrenceville and Gainesville divorce attorney, Jennifer Thuy-Tien McCall.
Tonight's post on the essential subject of venue was written by our Savannah divorce attorney, David Purvis.
Tonight's post on The Boy Who Cried Wolf in a custody case was written by our Savannah family law attorney, David Purvis.