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Life Uniform

Baseball players express their personal styles in various ways through their uniforms.  The idea of a uniform, of course, is to identify an athlete as a member of a certain team.  But inevitably, the personal tastes and individualism of the athlete will shine through.  I knew guys who hiked their pants up high below their knees, and some that wore them all the way to their spikes.  Some guys pushed their rainbow arched caps down just above their eyes, and some kept the bill flat but pushed up to their hairline.  There are also thousands of differing undershirt styles and enough accessories to make teenage girls jealous.  I will not even start writing about a player’s glove, which is by far the most custom part of the player’s on-field identity.  Finally, there are dozens of popular facial hair variations, date stamping the era of our timeless American pastime. Read More

Step by Step - The Initial Consultation

If you are facing chronic marital relationship problems in Mississippi, or some type of discovery blows the lid off the married life you were living, turn to us.  Most people end up here by referral from a non-family law attorney, a counselor, pastor, the friend of a friend or a simple Google search. Read More

Some Thoughts to the New Class of Attorneys

Hello new lawyers, and welcome to the practice of law.  You worked hard to get here, so congratulations.  I have seen lots of you throwing out interestingly crafted hash tags and such on various social media outlets, and you deserve to bask in the glory of your newly acquired status as esquire.  When I became a lawyer 15 years ago, I didn’t have Instagram or Twitter to share the news, just a crappy dial up modem at a friend’s house to find out I made the cut.  Actually, I was so stoked when I passed the Bar, I celebrated by buying a couch from a catalog to put in a house I couldn’t afford.  I loved that couch and that house, but I digress. Read More

Soldiering Through

Your marriage is crumbling or has crumbled around you.  Maybe you have been unhappy for a long time, but maybe this whole thing really just blindsided you.  Everything you thought you knew about your future is about to change and it scares the sh*t out of you.   Read More

A Journey With Your Kids

Rachel and I recently had a chance to take a trip with our kids, Mollie Ann (9) and Emma (8).  They had only been in an airplane one other time.  Due to our travel schedule, we had to catch a 7AM flight out of Jackson, which meant we needed to get moving at the house before 5AM to get to the airport in plenty of time for baggage checks and security clearance.  We forgot to get our boarding pass online, and we were running about 15 minutes behind, which felt like an eternity on a rainy Thursday morning.  The kids looked so grown up with their headphones and backpacks, foreshadowing of the day in the not-so-distant future when they will be leaving for college.  Uhggg. Read More

Timing

I am reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.  I am going beyond the text by watching old videos online, including a joint discussion with Jobs and Bill Gates of Microsoft that took place in 2007 where they talk about the history of the personal computer and what Jobs called Post-PC devices.  I love reading about business and I’m a little bit of a tech geek, so the 600-page behemoth is a worthy mountain to climb. I am not even halfway finished, but I have come to this conclusion: Steve Jobs success, at least initially, was basically attributable to one thing –timing.   Read More

The One and Only Ivan

Emma was asked to read an award-winning book for school and make a diorama, so we headed to the bookstore to find one.  She’s in second grade.  She had a few choices ----a Newbery Medal and Honor Book or a Caldecott Medal Book.  The Newbery award is given to "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”  The Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children.”  In short, one has a bunch of words and the other has pretty much nothing but pictures.   Read More

Attack of the Lawyer

There is a pretty common tactic in a hotly contested divorce I rarely think about, but was reminded of just last week –The Attack of the Lawyer. Read More

The Halls of Justice

I was at the Hinds County Courthouse this week.  We had achieved an Agreed Order earlier in the day, so all I had to do was quickly visit with the Judge to have the Order signed.  With my work for the morning being a little mindless, I observed what was happening around me closer than usual and have these thoughts about showing up for your big day. Read More

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R+E Partners

On January 2, 2017, Robertson + Associates became Robertson and Easterling, PLLC to honor the commitment of Mathew S. Easterling, a Board Certified Family Law Attorney who has dedicated his career to our clients and staff. Please be patient as we re-brand the various forms and information on this site.