High Profile Divorce in Mississippi
When the public is interested in the outcome of your divorce, things can get a little messy if not handled with care. Whether you are an elected official, professional athlete, artist, physician, attorney, business executive, pastor or you are living in the shadow of one, divorce can be the great equalizer. When your private life is the subject of digital and print stories, or your family is being talked about at the country club, public relations create an added headache to an already life altering set of events. While the public’s interest in your life or the number of zeros in your income or personal financial statement may be different than most Mississippians, the hurt you feel about lost love and the trauma to your children is exactly the same.
Laura Wasser is a celebrity divorce attorney in Beverly Hills. In an online interview, she had this to say about her work:
My job’s not glamorous. My clients’ jobs are glamorous. It doesn’t help me if they’re on tour or making a movie; it makes it more difficult to figure out the timing. The paparazzi only take pictures of me if I’m with somebody famous. People call us celebrity divorce attorneys a lot. We’re not the celebrities. We represent celebrities.
The lawyers of R+E are not celebrities either.
We may appreciate the work you do, we may even be fans, but we are not that interested in your autograph or even being your friend.
You are used to people saying “Yes” to you, but what you really need in this situation is disinterested feedback about what the law has to say about your life, from a 10,000-foot view. If you only surround yourself with people who say exactly what you want to hear, you may be greatly disappointed when things turn out differently in divorce. You need someone who will pour their energy into a quick and quiet resolution, who has no interest in being quoted in the paper or being seen on the 6 o’clock news.
Mississippi is a relatively poor state, and our Chancellors typically deal with people who live check to check. You are not like that, but you have not always been a public figure, and the fame can go away just as fast as it began. You and your spouse are riding a personal roller coaster in the spotlight. Sometimes you are slowly rising and sometimes you are sharply falling. There are flat spots and twisty spots and every now and then, you go totally upside down. When you and your spouse are a team and buckled in tightly to the cart, it can be an exhilarating ride. You throw your arms in the air, wave ‘em like you just don’t care, and laugh and cry and hold on tight. But when people are not acting like partners in marriage, a bumpy ride can get dangerous. You may be about to go over the top of an incline, ready to start a fall, but because you are not in a partnership marriage, your spouse does not want to ride any more. They are psychologically in the historic incline or flat spot although the reality of the family is very different.
At R+E, we represent a number of people like you- people who are willing to take big risks in hopes for a big reward.
You are our favorite type of client, especially if you are self-made. The R+E team gets pumped to work with people like you who will take a calculated gamble to achieve success. Indeed, risk takers are sometimes just as likely to go bust as they are to ride the rocket ship of success, and no two cases are exactly alike. Especially when it is a high profile situation. While people’s lives can seem similar for sure, what appears to be a subtle distinction on the surface can make a huge difference as to how a situation will turn out. From award winning artists, public figures at the highest level, to professional athletes at the top of their games, the divorce professionals of R+E have seen it all. Whether you have an eight-figure estate or you are on your way to one, no case is too big for our experienced team.