With technology today we expect instant access. However, it is not always practical.
Emails, texts, Instant Messenger, FaceBook Messenger, office phone, cell phone, letter, fax, carrier pigeon or smoke signals are the myriad of ways you have to contact an attorney, but all are not equal and all are not best.
Office phone, during business hours is the best way. It is usually staffed, usually answered and usually responded to if a message is left. If a reasonable period of time has elapsed call again.
Office email. Likely will get a canned response to call the office number and the heads up to the receptionist/call screener to be expecting the call.
Cell phone. You’ve called the office, you’ve emailed and need to get a warm body. If you have a cell call it. Leave a message and a return number and a good time to call back. Most attorneys guard their cell number like Fort Knox. Mine is on my business card.
Other Methods. The last option is the other ways to contact. These means are not secure. FB messenger does not ensure confidentiality.
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney and is awaiting your call. (601) 850-8000
Sometimes it cannot be helped. But, more often than not, calling during lunch is not necessary and will not get you the answer you need anyway.
Attorneys are people too. They need some down time.
Issues, especially in Family Law, do not always occur between 9-5, M-F. I get that. However, you do not need to call your attorney at lunch time to tell him that your ex commented on another person’s FaceBook post and while it looked innocuous to the common observer it was really a dig at you because he added a 😉 emoticon. The audacity!
Use good judgement in contacting your attorney outside of normal hours and you will get the help you need when you need it.
Matthew Thompson is a Child Custody and Family Law Attorney and reminds you to NOT be the boy that cried wolf …
That’s it. If you do nothing else your kids will know that you are thinking about them, that you love them, miss them and desire a relationship. Too often, in divorce/custody settings, it is easy to fall into the trap of “it’s not my time.” This trap allows days and sometimes weeks go by with little to no communication. Sometimes the other parent contributes to this or directly interferes, but you should attempt to do it anyway.
Call, email, text, FaceTime, Skype, send letters, cards, gift cards, and small gifts or trinkets. It does not have to be expensive, an occasion or ” your time.”
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law & Divorce Attorney in the Hospitality State. Be sure and show your child your hospitality!
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