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 …
I frequently find myself counting the minutes until lunchtime.
I often joke that lunch is the highlight of my day with the only competition being “Quittin’ Time!”
Why is lunch the highlight? It is a welcome respite for days which are routinely emotional and tough. Days in which you never know what the next call will be, how urgent, or how critical a need may be. A Lunch break allows you to decompress and recharge. Also, in my area, there are some fantastic lunch spots.
From mainstream eateries to hole-in-the-wall, off the beaten path diners, one of my hobbies is reviewing lunch spots for the website and social media powerhouse EatJxn.
Visiting different and various restaurants has resulted in new friends, exposure to new cuisine and a greater appreciation that food, instead of dividing us as my work tends to do, is a force that can bring people together. One of my favorite local spots and favorite reviews is for the Country Kitchen off of West County Line Road, in Jackson, right across the street from Tougaloo College. Other reviews may be read here, EatJXN Matthew.
Also, I love to eat.
Matthew Thompson is an Adjunct Professor teaching Domestic Relations at MC Law, a Divorce Attorney and part-time food critic. Look for him in a classroom, courtroom or dining room near you!
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