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Nirvana

Elizabeth Gilbert wrote a book called Eat, Pray, Love in 2006.  She was formerly an "unpublished diner waitress," with a stack of rejection letters from publishers. Her book was wildly successful, but she found herself “regressing” to the sentimentality she felt before she hit it big.  Her first follow up book was a flop, but she felt strangely better and got back to work.  Her next effort was received well. 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

Crazymakers

This morning in my men’s group we talked about Crazymakers. I had heard my counselor friends use the word for years, but I ran across the topic again from a part of The Artist’s Way- A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron, which discusses recovering a sense of identity.  A Crazymaker is someone who makes you crazy.  They disrupt your natural rhythm.  “Often larger than life, they acquire that status by feeding on the life energies of those around them,” says Cameron.  Crazymakers can be parents, spouses, children, employers, clients, people at church and ex-spouses.  Sometimes, the Crazymaker is you.  I think we all have the potential to be Crazymakers during different seasons of life, but being in the presence of a chronic Crazymaker will make your head spin. Read More

10 Tips for Divorce Recovery

The papers are signed, the money is settled, and the kids are for the most part situated.  Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  The divorce is over and there is a big scary world in your windshield.  You are feeling sad, happy and angry –all at the same time.  While you are a little bit in denial, you know it is real.  Surreal actually.  You bargain with yourself about what could have gone differently, but you know you must move ahead.  What follows are ten tips for recovery from divorce to help you navigate the upcoming months:   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

Scoreboard

Fenway Park in Boston is the oldest baseball facility in Major League Baseball.  It has a hand-operated scoreboard run by three men who huddle in a bathroomless hallway behind the scoreboard. They watch the game through small, rectangular cutouts and use hand painted signs to keep the fans informed about the progress of the game and the happenings around the league. Read More

Visceral

I knew a guy in law school at the University of Mississippi who had a Masters in English.  He was a veracious reader, listened to National Public Radio and drank dark beer.  When he would read, he kept a dictionary close at hand in an effort to expand his vocabulary.  A very passionate guy, I associate the word visceral with him, because it encapsulates his often-zealous approach to life.  It’s also a term absent in most people’s everyday vernacular, but not his.   Read More

The Warrior Poet Lawyer

We have done some advertising on social media this week and it has me thinking about the decision-making process a person goes through when employing a divorce attorney in Mississippi and the different personas we encompass.  I am at peace with the reputation we family lawyers have for being considered the scum of the earth.  After all, we feed on other people’s misfortune.  We are scavengers, even vultures.  However, if you have been served with papers or you have caught your spouse in a compromising situation, like us or not, you may just need us.  (The American bald eagle is a scavenger, BTW.) 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

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

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