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Divorce and Triathlon

photo of man bikingWhile it may be hard to believe, I was an athlete in a former life. About a year ago, I went to the doctor for a physical and had to do a double take when the nurse announced my weight. I honestly didn’t believe her, so I began to weigh myself every time I saw a scale --the gym, pharmacy, grocery store, amusement park –wherever. Apparently, the machines at the doctor’s office were calibrated correctly, although the doubting attorney in me initially thought otherwise. In response to this very minor crisis, I started riding my dusty, spider-web-clad road bike bought used from a friend up and down the trails near my office. Slowly but surely, I started to whip my 42-year-old butt into somewhat better shape. Read More

Your Divorce is News

It has been so long since I wrote a blog article, I’m going to have to read the manual to remind myself how to make a post, but I guess I figured it out if you are able to read these words. Writing is like exercising, it is hard to get into the habit, but easy to fall out. R+A did really well for a long time. In fact, you can pick up a cool little PDF of five years of our blogs HERE. Also, spend some time on this new site. We worked really hard to make the copy fresh and to give our potential clients lots to think about. Read More

Same Kind of Different As Me: A Book Review

Rachel and I are art collectors.  We don’t have anything very expensive or by any extremely well known artists, but our little collection is something we have enjoyed together through the years.  I bought our first piece before I left Oxford after finishing law school.  It is by a Cuban artist named Exposita and depicts a sad man with a paper hat shaped like a boat on his head.  In the gallery, it was hung next to a similar painting, but instead of a boat, the sad figure had what looked like a cooked chicken on his head.  The gallery curator explained how Cubans are hungry and looking to escape the oppression of the post communist regime.  It was a great story for an average painting.  It hangs in the hall of my office today. Read More

My One Hundred Dollar Bet

The guy who taught me how to practice divorce law represented several very high profile women in Mississippi.  I don’t know if my work with him is the reason or if it is something else, but I have always helped a slightly higher percentage of women than I do men.  Each person and life circumstance is unique, but the one recurring theme is their promise to me they will never get married again.  When they say this, I just knowingly smile.  “I’ll tell you what, I bet you one hundred dollars you will be remarried in the next five years.” Read More

Sexual Addiction and Divorce

Back in early 2001 when I had been a lawyer for about two years, L.C. assigned me to work for a husband and father in his early 30s.  His wife had abruptly left their home in another state with their child and moved in with her parents who lived in a small Mississippi town.  The wife’s family was very wealthy.   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

It is More Fun to Be the Crazy One

The stuff I work in every day is what people talk about at cocktail parties.  The soccer mom who left her car at Shucker’s all night, the swingers who live down the street, and the kid who was sent to school by his daddy in pajamas with a bad case of bedhead. This is the stuff people don’t post on Facebook –okay most people don’t post on Facebook. Read More

Cease Fire

I’m calling for a cease-fire.  If you are divorced or divorcing, please put away your weapons.  Lawyers, holster your guns.  It’s Christmas. Work is winding down, and excitement is mounting in the spirits of children everywhere –even the big kids.  The divorce will be there to pick back up again on January 5th.  Your ex will still be a jerk next year, so a temporary reprieve will give you energy for the conflict yet to come.  This Christmas, hit the reset button of your life and think about what you want to have accomplished this time next year.  You too, Lawyer. How will you grow as a person from this unique set of circumstances? Read More

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Christmas

When I was a kid, time would stand still before Christmas.  It seemed like an eternity from Thanksgiving Day until Christmas Eve.  My mom worked in retail and was really over the holidays because they involved lots and lots of work for her.  She was OCD and hyperactive, so it was not uncommon for our tree to be in a box by Christmas afternoon.  After all, she had to be back at work December 26th. I guess I was distracted as a child, but it bothered me as a young adult.   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.