Doing the Right Thing, Even When it Hurts

Yesterday we made the difficult decision to help our beloved 13 year old beagle leave this world.  She had cancer and was failing.  It became clear that the most loving and compassionate thing we could do for her was to let her go.  Even so, it was heartbreaking for us. I am telling you this story because […]

Written by on April 8, 2014

Divorce Doesn't Have to Destroy Your Business

You’ve spent years and thousands of dollars building a family business to provide security for your family.  You’ve sacrificed countless hours, holidays, and sleepless nights.  Finally the business looks like it’s going to take off, but now you’re contemplating divorce.  What’s going to happen to the business you’ve worked so hard to build?  Are you […]

Written by on March 11, 2014

Whose Life is it Anyway?

If I were to ask you what one aspect of your life you would most want a court to stay away from, what would you say?  Your money?  Your bedroom?  Your kids?  What if I told you that in divorce cases the court could enter an order affecting your right to practice your religion?  What if […]

Written by on February 10, 2014

Everybody Needs a Family

In my last post, I commented that “Mom, dad, 2.5 kids and a dog doesn’t exist anymore.”   This week I ran across a story on that highlights a family bonded by love, not genetics. John, now 24, had been in foster care since he was 7 years old.  He bounced from family to family, neglected and abused.  […]

Written by on January 6, 2014

Changing Times, Changing Families

Last week I presented a program on custody, child support, and domestic violence at the “Advanced Issues in Divorce” seminar here in Atlanta.   Of course, those topics could be the subject of a three-day intensive conference.  Instead, I presented them in an hour and a half. Of all the subjects I covered in the program, the […]

Written by on December 9, 2013