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Love your Child MORE than you Hate the Other Parent…

Your job as the parent is to do what is best for your child every time.

It can be hard to show grace to a spouse/other parent who does not deserve, but most of the time it is what is best for your child.

It does not mean that they are not held accountable, but what it does mean, is that short of placing your child in true danger, you encourage and promote a relationship between the child and the other parent.

Just not saying hateful things (like they do ) is not enough. Your child is half of them and half of you. If you convince them that the other parent is ALL bad, then you are telling your child that half of their identity is bad.

Exceptions, of course, are made for abuse and dangerous conduct, but those are the exceptions, not the rule.

Matthew Thompson is a Child Custody lawyer in Mississippi and thinks the Family Law world needs a little more love.


Friends Don’t Let Friends Post on the Internet

We’ve blogged on not posting ignorant or incriminating things on FaceBook. (5 FaceBook Don’ts)&(5 More Don’ts).

The prior posts really dealt with you avoiding bad behavior, or at least bragging about it publicly. But, your obligation to be smart should not stop there.

You should not let your friends post hate or trash either. Using a surrogate does not insulate you from the potential carnage.  That well-meaning friend being critical of your ex, or their new squeeze, is a direct reflection of your inner thoughts, even if it’s not!

Ask that your well-meaning friend refrain.  That they not post about how evil, vile and repulsive your ex is, about how ugly, inside and out, his/her new soul mate is.  They can think it, you will probably even talk about it over Mexican and margaritas, but don’t post it on the Internet.

Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney in Mississippi and uses FaceBook and other social media sites a lot more than you probably realize.

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How to Know if Your (Ex) In-Laws HATE You.

Divorces don’t only end a marriage. A lot of times they end friendships and extended family connections.

Once that divorce is final sometimes a clean break is best.  Sometimes a clean break is not possible…So, how do you know if your former in-laws hate, hate, hate you?

They sue you!

In one case, shortly after an acrimonious divorce was final, the ex-husband received a notice from the bank that his account was being garnished. The call came quickly.

Q: “What is this? How can I be Garnished?”

A:Someone has a Judgment against you…”

Legal research revealed a law suit in Justice Court. A Default Judgment was entered, which included a money judgment. A Writ of Garnishment was also filed.  All of this done, by the way, with NO notice or service on the Defendant.

Who was the intrepid filer, you ask? The now ex father-in-law.  He was mad, to say the least.

As justice requires, these actions were set aside.  A Motion to Set Aside and Stay of Garnishment were filed.  Notice and actual process was served on the opposing party, the proper way. It was proven that the ex father-in-law provided an address he knew to be incorrect for the now ex son-in-law resulting in no notice or process.  As there was no Process – meaning actual notice or service, the judgment was void and set aside for a do-over.

What was the issue?  A missed vacation and a non-refunded deposit. Yes. The ex father-in-law sued for the return of a vacation deposit that he planned, he paid, that he owed, that he decided not to take because the “family blew up.”

So, can you sue your ex in-law for a missed vacation? Yes.  Will you win? No.  Should you? No.  Does that make you a terrible person? Could be…

Matthew Thompson is a Divorce Attorney in Mississippi and suggests you not sue your family members, if you can help it.

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You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms.

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