When to Have a “LIE” Ready to Go.

It seems that in Family Law everybody lies…


I have blogged on the Top 5 Lies of Divorce Clients, as well as It’s ok to Lie to your Children (sometimes). But, there are times where you should have a “lie” ready to go.

When are the Times When you NEED a Response Ready to Go?

  • When you are first meeting with the attorney and are not ready to disclose that to the other side.  Have a story ready. If you are a terrible liar also take a short shopping trip or have lunch with someone so you can truthfully say that is what you were doing.
  • When you are investigating/following/checking up on the other side.  Have a story ready for when you get spotted. I use several PIs for various aspects of what I do.  They always have a detailed, believable cover story ready to explain their presence.
  • When you are not ready to “Show your Cards.” The other side wants to create a ceiling for what you want out of the divorce and you are not ready to say what you want.  Have some response ready, however.

Should you lie? No.  Are there times when it is in your own best interest to do so? You better believe it! 

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi.  Follow the blog: #BowTieLawyer Visit the website: #Thompson Law Firm  You may also contact Matthew with your family law matter or question at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms

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