A lawsuit is subject to the rules of law. These rules were designed by lawyers to be implemented by lawyers. It makes it very difficult to handle lawsuits and legal matters without a lawyer.
The law and common sense do not always go hand in hand. Due to this what you think the answer is and what the correct answer actually is can be vastly different. I try to anticipate and answer a client’s questions before they are asked. And, I certainly try to answer them when they are asked. However, lawyers fall into the trap of speaking in legalese and sometimes the response is lost in translation.
You as a client have to say when you do not understand. You have to ask that it be answered again. By not doing so, it is implicit that your question was answered and that you understood. On numerous occasions I have found that by speaking with a client that something I thought was clear and understood was in fact NOT. As a client you cannot allow this to go on. Don’t be bashful, Ask. Ask again if you have to. It’s your case, your life, and your money.
Matthew Thompson is a Divorce Litigation Attorney in Mississippi and encourages you to ask questions until you understand the answer.
We’ve all received them, ridiculously long texts messages…
Texting is meant to be convenient or perhaps a stealthy means of communication. Long messages are neither convenient or stealthy. Additionally, they are impossible to respond to in a satisfying fashion. If it takes more than one text box; call, write an email or send a letter.
Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney that is not afraid for his clients to have his cell phone number, it’s even on his business cards, but you will not get an adequate response to a “text message novel.”
We’ve all done it and have all received it more than we’ve done it. (Not sure why that’s so…) But, the one word responses to texts and emails are frustrating and time wasters. Sure under the guise of “receipt confirmation” we justify it, but it is really not necessary. The Clarion Ledger has a “Business Leaders from Mississippi” section in the paper weekly. Tips from the pros, as it were. One tip in particular, or frustration rather, was the time wasted in receiving and reviewing one word responses, via Joel Bomgar. Bomgar is the brains behind the Bomgar Representative Console, technology that allows for access and control of systems and devices remotely, including personal computers, smartphones, tablets, servers, switches, among other devices.
About the only time one word responses are acceptable is during testimony.
Q: Are you married to Timmy?
Q: Do you want a divorce from Timmy?
One word responses are an irritant and usually not necessary. Use them sparingly, if at all. K?