Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a federal holiday or a day off from school. It is a day to celebrate and recognize Dr. King’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement. Human Rights Activist Coretta Scott King once said about her husband, “On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and non violence that empowered his revolutionary spirit.”

HERE ARE FIVE WAYS THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN CELEBRATE DR. KING’S LEGACY OF NON VIOLENCE AND SERVICE:

  1. Celebrate diversity: eating food from different cultures, reading books by authors from different backgrounds, and making international Pen Pal connections are just a few ideas.
  2. Attend a commemorative service honoring Dr. King. Check your local churches, civic organizations and local parks for a service near you.
  3. Read aloud Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech and discuss with your family and friends. You can also read The King Philosophy to learn Dr. King’s six principles of non violence.
  4. Participate in the Martin Luther King Day of Service by volunteering in your community. Serve a meal at a local shelter, read to young people at the library, help a neighbor in need, buy groceries for someone in need, volunteer at your child’s school or check with your local service organizations and churches to see how you can serve your community.
  5. Make a stand against injustice by dedicating your time, talent or resources to a cause. The King Center explains that Dr. King “used the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance, such as protests, grassroots organizing, and civil disobedience to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. He went on to lead similar campaigns against poverty and international conflict.” You can make a donation to a similar cause, or participate in a peaceful protest.

Managing Attorney Jeff Feulner and the Men’s Divorce Law Firm are proud to honor Dr. King’s legacy of courage, justice, compassion and service. How will you celebrate?

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a federal holiday or a day off from school. It is a day to celebrate and recognize Dr. King’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement. Human Rights Activist Coretta Scott King once said about her husband, “On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love,...

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Preparing for Hurricane Irma

On September 4th, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida in response to Hurricane Irma – a major Category 4 storm approaching Florida. Governor Scott said, “Hurricane Irma is a major and life-threatening storm and Florida must be prepared.” Following this Executive Order, Governor...

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Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 5: Divorce Cases & Privacy

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Anatomy Of A (Celebrity) Divorce: Jolie-Pitt Part 1: The Case Filing

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Man Busts a Move After Making Last Alimony Payment!

What’s a guy to do after he’s made his very last alimony payment at the bank? If you’re Memphis divorcé Ed Smith, you get down with your bad self and start break-dancing right there on the bank floor. Brittany Wong reports for The Huffington Post.

In a video that’s drawn more than 416,000 views since it was posted late last month, 52-year-old Ed Smith bursts out in song while waiting to pay off the very last of his $10,000 alimony obligation at a local Bank of America branch.

“Thank you, Jesus! I’m free at last, free at last!” Smith exclaims before his dancing begins. While his moonwalk technique may be questionable, his energy is totally infectious.

“Woo! I’m done,” the giddy insurance agent shouts mid-dance. “I’m break-dancing, baby! $10,000. Michael Jackson! Woo!”

Smith, who posted the video to YouTube himself, told the New York Daily News he agreed to pay his ex-wife $825 a month for a year since she wasn’t working when they split. They’d been together 12 years and had no children.

Smith said that working 60-hours a week to make those monthly installments was a “real struggle,” but that ultimately, it taught him a lot about personal savings. He even called his ex-wife to thank her for teaching him the lessons.

“I said I know now that I can save $10,000 a year and maybe more,” he said. “In this country we don’t save our money. I should have been a millionaire by now and it’s my fault.”

Smith has a little ways to go until he’s completely off the hook, though. According to the Daily News, he’s still obligated to pay his ex-wife’s utilities, phone and cable for another month and her car and insurance for another year.

Here’s hoping his last obligated visit to the bank includes an equally hilarious song and dance.

If you have questions regarding Florida alimony, contact Orlando divorce Attorney Jeffrey Feulner of the Men’s Divorce Law Firm. Our caring staff will provide a complimentary pre-screening regarding your alimony case.