28Jul/13
Gay-Marriage1

Same-Sex Marriage Increases Potential for Same-Sex Divorce, Leaving Both Courts and Lawyers Scratching Their Heads

With many states now permitting “gay” or “same-sex marriages,” one is left to wonder of its potential to impact upon long-standing divorce and family law. While Georgia has not yet adopted any legislation providing for gay or same-sex marriage, the following discussion shall serve as a cursory analysis of some of the main legal issues presented by such marriages, particularly as they stand in contrast to “traditional,” or heterosexual marriages.

18Jul/13
Trayvon Martin

Self Defense and Deadly Force

Everyone is talking about the George Zimmerman trial. Did you watch it on HLNtv.com as much as I did? This widely publicized trial seemed to crystallize at least three important legal issues: self-defense, the justified use of deadly force, and the pitfalls potentially arising from attempting to make a citizen’s arrest. Another unfortunate consequence of this case was the strong divide among racial lines when examining the players involved. This part of the case will not be included in this discussion.