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One of the hardest parts of being a family lawyer and handling child custody matters is the thought of parents having to share time with their child(ren). I often think to myself how I would feel if I had to drop my child off and then not see him for a week or two and then repeat. To me, as a parent, this thought is terrifying. However, it is a way of life for millions of people. I often counsel clients with children who are contemplating divorce to do everything in their power to make the marriage work for the sake of the children. Sadly, this is not always a possibility. When it is time to fight for your children, find a lawyer who truly cares and has compassion for your situation. You will rest more comfortably knowing that your concerns are fully understood.

Some time ago, I heard a song on the radio that I really enjoyed. It was just one of those songs that moved me. After hearing it several times, I finally paid attention to the lyrics. I am not ashamed to say that I found myself truly moved. It is truly heartbreaking when you think about. I have provided the lyrics below:

“Highway 20 Ride”
I ride east every other Friday but if I had it my way
Days would not be wasted on this drive
And I want so bad to hold you
Son, there’s things I haven’t told you
Your mom and me just couldn’t get along
So I’ll drive
And I think about my life
And wonder why I’ll slowly die inside
Everytime I turn that truck around, right at the Georgia line
and I count the days and the miles back home to you on that Highway 20 ride
A day might come and you’ll realize that if you could see through my eyes
There was no other way to work it out
And a part of you might hate me
But son please don’t mistake me
For a man that didn’t care at all
So I drive
And I think about my life
And wonder why I’ll slowly die inside
Everytime I turn that truck around, right at the Georgia line
and I count the days and the miles back home to you on that Highway 20 ride
So when you drive
And the years go flying by
I hope you smile
If I ever cross your mind
It was a pleasure of my life
And I cherished every time
And my whole world
It begins and ends with you
On that Highway 20 ride….

Zac Brown Band

Please, folks, if you find yourself at the precipice of splitting up with the other parent of your child(ren), whether married or not, please consider the lyrics of this song and the impact not only on each of you, but on your child(ren). If it can be avoided, do everything in your power to do so. If it can’t, and your whole world begins and ends with your child(ren),  call The Reeves Law Firm and talk with an attorney that cares.

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