Category Archives: General Legal

Don’t place your child in the middle.

Children CAN testify, even if they shouldn’t. Children DO GET a SAY in their custody if they are 12 or older and choose to.

However, the child does not get to “pick” where he or she will live.  They get a vote that is to be considered, but does not have to be absolutely followed by the Court. Additionally, as a parent, you should avoid putting the child in that situation when/if possible.

In fact, you should avoid placing your child in the middle of any disputes between you and the other parent. It is not good for the child and not good for your relationship with them.

Matthew Thompson is a Mississippi Child Custody lawyer and reminds you to be a parent first.

A sheep in wolf’s clothing; Representing client’s positions.

Lawyers are a hated bunch. However, sometimes it is not deserved.

Lawyers are hired to represent clients. Sometimes those clients have done or do things the lawyer did not advise. As a lawyer you represent your client zealously.

Sometimes you even represent clients you don’t agree with, but you still represent your clients.

A lawyer taking a position for litigation is not a personal endorsement for that position. To suggest otherwise is improper.

Sometimes we are just a sheep in wolf’s clothing…

Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney in Mississippi and encourages clients, lawyers and voters to be informed.

Vote BowTieLawyer; Best Niche & Specialty Blog

As Pappy O’Daniel used to say, “Vote early and vote often.”

BowTieLawyer.ms has been nominated by The Expert Institute’s 2018 Best Legal Blog Contest!

“[T]housands of nominations [were received] for what has shaped up to be The Expert Institute’s largest and most diverse Best Legal Blog Contest yet! Over 100 new blogs entered the competition this year with topics spanning from legal technology and news to law school and niche blogs.”

“Now, we’ve narrowed the field of contestants to the most exciting, entertaining, and informative legal blogs online today. Every one of these blogs has earned its spot as a leader in its category, but now it’s time for our readers to select the best of the best.”

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The polls will be open from November 5th to December 17th. We encourage all of our nominees to spread the word about the contest to their readers!

Matthew Thompson is a blogger on BowTieLawyer.ms and appreciates your vote!