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Lessons from the Battlefield

Posted by Diane Cherry, Founder | Apr 10, 2021 | 2 Comments

Georgia Family Law & Divorce Wars
Avoid a Civil War in Your Georgia Divorce

Last year (2014) was the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (aka “the Sesquicentennial”).

So what lessons can you take away from the Civil War and apply in a divorce in Georgia?

For starters, how about stating the obvious?

Our nation allowed a few issues to simmer and smolder long enough to result in some rather serious irreconcilable differences to arise.   And, after that, war was inevitable.

Sound familiar?

Indeed, isn't that the road to most divorces?

And what else have we learned form the War Between the States?

Expect casualties. Lots of them. On both sides.

That's right. If you go to Court, be prepared for a lot of casualties. Lost friendships as friends take up with one spouse or the other. Divided loyalties among children, siblings and relatives and lots and lots of hard feelings after you rake someone over the coals with your testimony. Those scars are permanent and will be felt for years to come.

If you have to go to war, then you have to go to war. Just remember the sacrifices and the costs of war. They can't be overstated. The harm you inflict on the battlefield can't be undone after the fact. 

Divorce can be cordial. It can be amicable. It doesn't have to be war.


About the Author

Diane Cherry, Founder

I am an Atlanta area Family Law and Criminal Law Attorney who has represented hundreds of clients in federal and state courts and administrative hearing cases throughout the State of Georgia.


Sandra Sneed Reply

Posted Nov 15, 2014 at 17:27:37

Diane, the civil war story is a great example for describing divorce. It is very sad and hurtful..there are many losses.Sometimes we have to make really hard decisions.I was honored to have you to represent me in court.Thank you so much. You made me feel comfortable and not afraid.You are a wonderful person and I would highly recommend you to anyone. Thank you so very much for taking my case!

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