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Friday Fun

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Just some humor to brighten your Friday.

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law attorney and reminds you to find the humor when and where you can…

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Do I Need a Lawyer?

Do I NEED a Lawyer?”  If you are asking whether you need a lawyer, usually the answer is “Yes,” you need a lawyer!

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So, how do you know you NEED a lawyer?

  • When you have been sued.  If you have been served papers or if there is an active lawsuit you need to see a lawyer.
  • When you have been seriously injured and it was not your fault.  This applies to car wrecks, but it also applies to any injury.
  • When you have been arrested.  Law Enforcement involvement is usually a significant sign that you need an attorney.
  • When there are significant risks involved.  Lawyers are trained to identify and attempt to minimize risk.

Thinking that talking to a lawyer it may make the issue more serious is a fallacy.  While it may make the issue some .  Their goal is to advise you, help you, and/or defend you from whatever harm is at issue.  Knowing your rights, being prepared, and being fully informed are never negatives to self-preservation.

…I need a lawyer. How do I find one?  (click)

If you think you need a lawyer, You Do.  If you are asking yourself, or others, if you need a lawyer, You Do.

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 case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000

Why Lawyers are not sworn in in Court…usually.

Occasionally, lawyers are in Court to give testimony. They are called as witnesses just as a party might be. Usually, the Court waives the requirement of administering the Oath.

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While done as a courtesy, it does not reduce the lawyer’s obligation to be truthful. Lawyers, upon being licensed and admitted to the practice of law are under oath and have a duty to be truthful with the Court in all pleadings, appearances and interactions in their role as a lawyer with the Court.

Lawyers are not only subject to the same potential penalties for perjury, but are also subject to Bar Association discipline if lying to the Court, or otherwise violating Rules of Professional Conduct.

Your lawyer should be familiar with these rules and at least know that they exist.

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi and reminds Lawyers, you have to tell the truth too.

Visit the website: Thompson Law Firm

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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