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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

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

Specialization and Geography

A few days ago a pastor friend asked for a referral to a criminal attorney for the family of a church member. To be able to give him the right name, I had to know the alleged crime and the jurisdiction.  I would not necessarily send someone to the same person for a DUI as I would for domestic violence.  If the crime happened in Meridian, I would not likely make a referral to someone from Greenville. 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

What is Your Word Worth?

If you read the stuff I write, you know I am building a home, serving as my own general contractor.  I told a guy about it at church the other day and his response was, “What would possess you to do that?” Read More

The Search for the Carpenter

When I was a kid, summer lasted forever –shelling butter beans in front of the television, eating watermelons and having bottle rocket wars.  A time of transition, I would ride my bike to the YMCA while my parents were at work and hang out at the swimming pool most of the day.  In the afternoons, we played baseball games, and at night, chased fireflies and occasionally slept on the trampoline in the backyard.  I hope time feels like it’s moving slower for my girls than it is for me.  Our summer so far has been packed with camps, a convention, a busy caseload, a local move and a new construction project for which I am serving as the general contractor. Read More

Sharks

I am reading a borrowed copy of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the epic story of Louie Zamperini, World War II bombardier and former Olympic athlete.  You only need to read the book jacket to get a sense of his amazing journey.  One of my favorite parts discusses his relationship with the sharks constantly circling the rafts he and his fellow castaways occupy for an incredible forty-six days after his B-24 crashed into the Pacific:  "Two sharks, about eight feet long, were placidly circling the raft.  Each time one slid past, Louie studied its skin.  He had banged sharks on the nose many times but had never really felt the hide, which was said to feel like sandpaper.  Curious, he dropped a hand into the water and laid it lightly on a passing shark, feeling its back and dorsal fin as it slid beneath him.  It felt rough, just as everyone said. The shark swished on.  The second shark passed, and Louis again let his hand follow its body.  Beautiful, he thought." Read More

A Straight Razor Shave and Divorce

I am learning about the importance of doing little things for yourself every day.  If you love flowers, make a flower arrangement or work in your backyard.  If you are into art, visit a local gallery or buy a canvas and paint --create something.  If you are a film buff, sneak off and catch a matinee before the kids get off the bus.  A mini personal holiday can go a long way to increasing your joy in everyday life.  Yesterday, in pursuit of my own battery recharge, I made an appointment for my first straight razor shave. Read More

It is Not Just Paper

At the office, we hang out in the hallway from time to time –usually in front of Lori’s office.  This week we have been doing it a little more.  Spring is in the air, the dogwood in the backyard is blooming, and Matt’s getting married this Saturday.  We have seen him grow from a skinny, dreamer of a law student to one of the top up-and-coming divorce lawyers in Mississippi.  He’s a little jaded, but we all are.  I told him he knows lots about divorce, but exactly zero about marriage, and the two are very different indeed.  We are all excited to celebrate with him and his lovely fiancé, Caylee.   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.