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Somebody can always do it cheaper…is that better?

Cheaper is NOT always better.

Everyone wants a good deal, myself included. However, often in life you get what you pay for!

We’ve all seen the advertisement for the $500 divorce. That could be a really good deal if everything is agreed, it’s just drafting papers and sending for entry.

But, is it a good deal when it doesn’t work? Is it a good deal when it does work, but you weren’t advised of your rights. You did not know about all of the financial and equitable relief you could have gotten.

I’ve seen agreements where the parties agreed to maintain a million dollar whole life insurance policies. They had no idea what that meant or what expense that really involved.

I’ve seen agreements that have not included the correct child support and included terms so onerous a Court would never order it otherwise.

My advice is this, if you spent more than $500 to get married, plan on spending more than $500 to get divorced.

Matthew Thompson is a civil litigation attorney in Mississippi.

Mississippi Doctor Makes State, Nation Proud; How “One” Person can make a Difference…

Mississippi making national news is usually a very, very bad thing.

Photo credit: Magnolia State Live

However, UMMC pediatric anesthesiologist, Dr. Charles Robertson has Mississippi in the spotlight for all of the right reasons.

Dr. Robertson spearheaded an effort to create the “absolute simplest ventilator we can build with parts available in any city, you don’t need specials tools to put together and can be done quickly as the need arises.” Clarion Ledger.

The “Robertson Ventilator” is made from a section of garden hose, lamp timer, electronic valve and various couplings. Each can be made for around $50.00 in parts and in 20-30 mintues.

While these are true emergency, last resort machines, with the COVID-19 pandemic and a potential shortage of ventilators, these could literally be life saving devices.

Dr. Robertson was featured on WLBT-3 with a live unveiling and demonstration of the Robertson Ventilator in action. Since the debut this device has been publicized by every major news service in the state, numerous out-of-state publications, and nationwide entities, including the USA Today and the CATO institute .

Dr. Robertson was also quick to point out that he did not build the current stock of approximately 170 units by himself. He had assistance from his colleagues, co-workers and others, pitching in as they were able to procure, prepare and produce the Robertson Ventilators.

Mississippi is actually world renowned for its medicinal pioneering. Dr. Robertson is the next in line following the Hippocratic Oath and serving the residents of the State of Mississippi.

CAlling in Favors: COVID-19 and How YOU Can Help

The need is great! Mississippians are nationally renowned for their charitable giving. Per capita we are the most generous state. In this time of crisis the need is greater than ever.

I am asking for your help. If you are able, the below items are in high demand for families in Mississippi and especially in the Jackson Metro area. We are working with Calvary Baptist Church and His Heart to try and help fill this void.

So what can you do? Pack 1 food box to-go with non-perishables. Contact me to retrieve and deliver. (601)906-6545

If you can do more don’t hold back. If you are not comfortable or in a position to give, please just pass along this request.

We can all get through this by working together and helping as we are able.

Matthew Thompson is civil litigation attorney in Mississippi and is focusing on the civil part and reminds you to keep your social distance!