Happy Mother's Day to all my colleagues, clients, and friends!
I hope you all had a great restful weekend and enjoyed spending time with your families. As you know, The Manely Firm is immersed in international law and that means enmeshed in our inte1national communities. Atlanta is a hot bed of international activity. A lot of different intenrntional events were happening around Atlanta this weekend.
Did you know that the International Day Of Families has been observed on May I 5th every year since 1993, per UN General Assembly's initiative? Having a special day to celebrate the Inten1ational Day of Families shows how important is the concept of family to the international community.
A couple of weeks ago Michael Manely and I had a pleasure of attending the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation's event- a lecture and CLE by Professor Bermann. (Big shout out to Atlanta International Arbitration Society for organizing such a wonderful event. http://arbitrateatlanta.org)
I just finished reading a very interesting article on the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King on International Law and the effect the Civil Rights Movement had on the adoption of several major international human rights treaties. What started in Atlanta had a ripple effect on the international level. Dr. King impacted our whole world.
Traditionally, every New Year a large percent of the population creates a list of New Year resolutions - a list of things to achieve in the coming year. Additionally, every January the number of people filing for divorce usually triples. No matter how much we wish it, spending a lot of time as a family over the holiday is not always "merry". So, traditionally, a fair portion of the population add "get rid of my spouse," to their New Year's Resolutions.In short, a fair portion of the population seeks their freedom in the coming year.
Perhaps Christmas snowflakes were falling on Pryor Street because a very interesting and unusual thing happened in Fulton County Superior Court when I came to a status conference with a client to finalize a divorce.
"Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material."
Tonight's post about the evils of custody battles was written by our Atlanta custody attorney, Dina Khismatulina.
Tonight's post was written by our Atlanta divorce and International Family Law attorney, Dina Khismatulina.