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Mississippi Family Law

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We have a nifty tool at R+A allowing us to keep up with all sorts of statistics when a potential client submits an intake form to our office.  We have been doing it since October of last year.  About 40 people have been in contact with us for various family law issues who completed our online form, the most prevalent reason being divorce. As it turns out, 28% of people find out about us through an attorney, which is our biggest referral source by a pretty wide margin. Read More

Social Media and Your Divorce

If I meet someone new, especially if it has anything to do with work, I usually jump on Facebook and see if I can find them.  For others, they may check out Twitter, Vine, Instagram or something newer I don’t know about yet.  Of course you can’t get to know someone through their self-edited digital representations, but you at least get a hint about who they are –or at least who they like to think they are.  So what do you do with your social media presence if you start walking through a divorce? 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

A Man and His Big Green Egg

I participated in about 30 hours of mediation and prep work this week for a case pending close to two years.  When the substantive components of the agreement had been reached, we started drafting documents and taking a close look at the lists of personal property.   Read More

Mississippi Hates Divorce

Mississippi hates divorce.  Time and time again our legislators refuse to make it easier to get one.  Being the representative or senator associated with divorce is not politically popular, so our system, a creature of statute formed long ago by the predecessors of said elected officials, stays stuck in the 19th century.   Read More

Supply and Demand

Almost every person I sit with about divorce in Mississippi does not have legal grounds for divorce.  I wrote an article a while back called the Divorce Card explaining this further.  The most common legal grounds are cruelty and adultery.  Other commons grounds are habitual use of drugs, habitual drunkenness and desertion for a period of 1 year. The rest are old and only come up in a few random cases. Read More

Building Sandcastles

I am sitting in a coffee shop in Starkville finishing this entry started at the beach –hence the analogy.  We finished the first day of a two day divorce trial.  Everything was at issue at the start of the day, but by lunch, we had narrowed what we did not agree on to a hand full of things --including the non-custodial parent's access to the child at certain times during the year.  I have taken my share of child custody cases in Mississippi to trial.  Did one in Tennessee several years back too ---Sevier County.  There is statue of Dolly Parton in front of the courthouse.  Seriously, look it up.   Read More

Family is a Choice

I think one of the scariest things a person faces when divorcing in Mississippi, or anywhere for that matter, is that their family will look differently.  A family is supposed to be a mommy, daddy, two kids (a boy and a girl), a house with a picket fence and a dog named Barkley, right?  The daddy works from 9 to 5 and not on the weekends and mommy stays home and does housework and pilates, with cookies and milk waiting for the kids when they get off the bus, as Barkley obediently sits next to her side, tail wagging and tongue appropriately extended.  At night, they play board games, read books and do their homework before dozing off to a peaceful sleep in their matching twin beds. Read More

It Is Cheaper to Keep Her

I am proud I have a pretty good record in our Mississippi family law and divorce courts.  The main reason is because I do my best to stay out if my client cannot win.  This week has been a humbling exception.   Read More

Divorce is White Water Rafting

Last weekend I went white water rafting on the Ocoee River with nine guys I do an edgy Christian men’s group with on Tuesday mornings.  I have been a few times before, including a weeklong trip on the Salmon in Idaho and a trip on the Snake in Wyoming.  We had a blast, but to be clear, I am no river expert --just family law in Mississippi, which is obviously the genesis of the following analysis: Read More

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