How To Tie a Bow Tie. ( A Homecoming Special)

With Homecoming season upon us there is not a better time for an excellent video & a written step-by-step guide on “How to tie a bow tie.”


  1. Tie a basic overhand knot (right over left) and pull the knot to the center of your shirt neck.

  2. Fold the side hanging down of the bow so that the “left bow” is doubled and the “right bow” is a single layer.  The fold on the “left bow” becomes the far edge of the bow tie.

  3. Place the center of the bow on the knot in the center of the shirt neck.

  4. Pull the left side of the bow over the middle of the bow and knot. Hanging straight down.

  5. Snap the bow closed and hold the bow in place.

  6. Lightly pull the closed bow to reveal a small hole behind the bow, but in front of the knot.

  7. Push the “back right bow” through the small hole.

  8. Once through, pull the front left bow and back right bow to straighten and tighten the bow tie.

  9. It does not have to look perfect, and a little imperfection is desired as you tied it yourself.


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Thompson Law Firm, pllc, is a Mississippi-based Family Law Firm, focusing on Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Modification, Contempt and Appeal practice areas, throughout the State of Mississippi.

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Testifying in Court; Where Saying Too Much Will be Used Against you.

If you or I answered questions in Court like any politician we might be held in contempt.

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In Court, witnesses must answer the question asked.  Usually the answer will be “yes” or “no,” and then an explanation may be offered if necessary.   This can be very difficult to do and it takes practice to get this right.

Not answering the question  with a “yes” or “no,” and not answering what was asked may result in the Court concluding you are being deceptive.  This is not an impression you want to create.

As a witness, however, you only want to answer the question asked. Do not answer what is not asked and do not offer more than what is asked.  The best example I can think of is when a party was asked if they had committed an affair with “Mary” since the separation.

The answer, “I have not committed an affair with ‘Mary’…since the separation.”  There was an awkward pause.  The awkward pause resulted in the follow-up question of when did you commit your affair with Mary.  The party told on himself by not just saying “No” which would have been a completely truthful answer to the question asked.

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law attorney and warns witnesses to answer “yes” or “no,” explain if necessary, and sometimes less is more.

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Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Contempt, Modification, and Appeals.


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