R & R; Why Taking Some Time OFF is Critical for Your Health

Emotions can run high in Family Law.

 

A Family Law case; such as a divorce or child custody matter may well be the most difficult thing you have to deal with as an adult. It can be heart wrenching, gut wrenching, expensive and uncertain.

The worst of all is the uncertainty! The questions as to whether you are doing the right thing. Will the Judge see the truth? Are your children safe? It keeps your brain on “go” 24-7.  However, this around-the-clock, heightened sense also wears you out.

You cannot stay on high alert all the time. If you do, you will crash and burn.  What is the solution?  Hire the person right for you, follow their advice to the letter and do the right thing, every time. Then breath, relax and take the afternoon off. You’ve earned it.

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney and recommends that clients know when a matter is DEFCON 5 and when to take it to DEFCON 1.

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You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms.

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Honoring Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who have died in service to this Country.   

On Memorial Day, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.

 

Last year we spent the day at Arlington National Cemetary.  It was a remarkable experience. The day is not about BBQ and getting off work. Happy Memorial Day? No. Honoring those who sacrificed ALL on Memorial Day?  Yes. 

Matthew Thompson

Bacon, It’s What’s for Dinner

I am frequently asked about things a divorced parent can do during their weekend with the children.

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It’s easy to run out of things “to do.” And the constant eating out, movies and going to the store can get expensive. Quickly! Here are a few things that you can do;

  • Eat Backwards, dessert first is always a treat.
  • Children’s Museum/Science Museum
  • Park/playground
  • Church Events
  • Neighborhood events
  • Play dates with friend and their parents
  • Picnics
  • Kid’s Eat Free Nights at area restaurants
  • Quiet nights at home
  • Popcorn parties
  • Celebrate Holidays you don’t “get.” Literally, Christmas in July.
  • Camping Out, even if just in the backyard.
  • Breakfast for Dinner, a time-honored tradition.

You are only limited by your imagination. Having all the money in the world doesn’t make you a great parent. Making the most with the time you have does.

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney and advises his clients to make having a great relationship with your children priority #1.

Follow the blog: BowTieLawyer Visit the website: Thompson Law Firm

You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms.

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