Informative, Refreshing and Inspiring Real Life Stories

The podcast is R+E’s newest tool to help you.  You are not just another case to us.  Your story and the lens through which you view life is valid.

The cool thing about the podcast is the platform it creates for you to privately engage with the stories of other brave people that not only went before you, but were also willing to talk about it.  In addition, this is the opportunity to become free and take control of your life and the transformation you are seeking. In this groundbreaking, Mississippi focused podcast, you will hear deep discussions about marriage, parenting, divorce and post-divorce recovery from former clients, mental health professionals and others who work in and around the legal system or who have special knowledge they are willing to offer.

You will hear informative, refreshing and inspiring real life stories and practical advice from the hosts and their guests. Whether you are seeking to enrich your marriage or begin the next chapter of your journey through divorce, this creative podcast will arm you with the information you need to live healthy and whole.

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15. Philip K. Hardin: Into-Me-See

Meaning and belonging are core needs of human beings. A meaningful life is discovered when we are focused on things outside of ourselves, because a self-centered worldview is very small. A true sense of belonging requires intimacy (Into-Me-See), which is the act of knowing and being known. Intimacy is the foundation of all meaningful relationships. In this episode, Matt and Craig sit down with Philip K. Hardin, who is a therapist and ministry leader who has devoted his life to helping people. Phil is one of the most creative counselors in the R+E network, combining music, journaling, movies, scripture and adventure to help men discover their true self –a life filled with intimacy.

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14. Scott’s Coparenting Story

Scott became a father as a young, single college student. When he and his girlfriend could no longer make their relationship work, a heated custody trial was necessary to determine the best interest of their son. Scott was not granted physical custody, but he enjoyed a very liberal access schedule where he would see his child several days a week in addition to alternating weekends and shared holidays. Eventually, as the child grew older, the original parenting plan no longer worked, so at the mother’s insistence, the parties negotiated a second schedule. The second parenting plan continued until a significant geographic move coupled with a dyslexia diagnosis created custody litigation again, and this time the court agreed with Scott that his son should live with him full time. Today, the more mature parents have put lawyers and court proceedings in their past and work daily to effectively coparent.

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13. Kristen Jones: 3 Suitcases

Dr. Kristen Jones of Cornerstone Counseling vulnerably tells her story of growing up with an unhealthy mom in the wake of her parents’ divorce.  Every night, she would have an 8:30 call with her dad, who was emotionally present notwithstanding their geographic distance.  During Christmas of her senior year in high school, she packed 3 suitcases and went to live with her dad, who was walking through the breakdown of his second marriage.  The two started over together.  The chaos of her childhood led Dr. Jones’ to be interested in the human condition and helping others with similar life circumstances.  Today, she works with mostly teenage girls who struggle with anxiety, low self esteem, depression and making sense of middle school, high school and their lives at home.

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11. Dr. Mark Hagwood: A Road To Damascus Experience (Part 1)

A Road To Damascus Experience is a sudden insight that radically changes a person’s life. In the first of a two part series with Dr. Mark Hagwood of Turning Point Counseling, Mark shares his personal account of early childhood trauma, addiction, divorce, remarriage and the challenges of blended families.

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Bonus Episode- Made in Mississippi

Craig Robertson and Matt Easterling were guests on the Made in Mississippi Podcast.  In this episode they have a lengthy discussion with the host, Casey Combest, about how they each got their start in family law, and some of the more practical aspects of running one of Mississippi’s most successful boutique law firms.

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Bonus Episode – COVID-19, Divorce and Family Law

In this special episode, Matt and Craig welcome associate attorney Max Busching to the discussion about COVID-19, Divorce and Mississippi Family Law. Other contributors include Dr. Scott Benton of the University of Mississippi Children’s Safe Center and past podcast participants like Roane and Eva Hunter, Lee Smith, Jackie Williams, NP and two of our most popular guests, May and Matt.

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10. Jackie Williams: Holistically Coping with Stress in Crisis

Jackie Williams, NP of Innovative Health, LLC sat down with Craig and Matt to talk about the holistic path to health and wellness through a crisis like divorce. In addition to competing in scores of other endurance events, Jackie is a nine-time Ironman triathlete and integrated medical professional. In this episode, you will be introduced to the concept of integrative, functional, lifestyle medicine for a balanced, optimal and healthy life. Jackie also talks about the process of discovering the underlying causes of symptoms to improve health and reduce the need for conventional medications.  This episode was recorded before the COVID-19 crisis, but the concepts are spot on for anyone who is experiencing extra levels of anxiety.

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9. Camille’s Story: The Pursuit of the Truth

Camille Eiland, LPC of LifeWorks Counseling bravely tells her personal story of divorce due to sexual betrayal which culminated in a full blown trial. In the crazymaking process that is divorce, counselors need counsel too. Now finally finished with the legalities of the breakup, Camille reflects on how knowing what it is like “to sit on the other side of the chair” has grown her ability to empathize with her clients and promote health, healing, and belonging.

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I’ve had the privilege to work with both Craig and Matt and can say they both are outstanding to work with. From the moment I walked into their offices to finalizing my legal issues to questions that come up periodically they are always available and able to offer excellent legal advice. Would recommend them without hesitation.

We used Robertson & Easterling finalized 5 adoptions. The staff is wonderful and craig goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is smooth and worry free. We will definitely use them again and would recommend them to any family.

I trust Craig Robertson & Matt Easterling. These guys know what they are doing and are highly respected in the Family Law arena. I consistently recommended this group and always received huge thanks from clients that have worked with R+E.

Child custody/guardianship case. He told us what to expect, how to deal with it. Takes care of details. As issues have arisen over time, he (or his firm) have kept us on top of things. His strong suit is in the courtroom. He knows the law and has the confidence to carry it through. Would recommend him highly.

Who knew that family law attorneys could be pro-family? Matt and Craig are for their clients. They want what’s best for you. If that means having you work harder to stay married, they’re for it. If it means having difficult conversations to expose irrational thought processes, they have them. These guys are interested in the person that walks in the door not the check book in their pocket. I appreciate the time they spent with me. They help me understand my options and how they would potentially affect all parties involved. Thank you R+E!

Robertson & Easterling are simply the very best in their field!! I hired Matt for my divorce, and it was the best decision for me and my situation. On the very first phone call, Cassie put me at ease with her compassion and care. From start to finish the level of detailed knowledge, professionalism, warmth, and above and beyond service, are what make this firm a standout. More importantly, they possess a very high level of integrity, honor and trustworthiness, making them, in my opinion, priceless and invaluable. You are in good hands with them, and I highly recommend Robertson & Easterling!

I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in helping to finalize the child support settlement. You did an excellent job, and I would highly recommend you to anyone seeking expert legal advice.

Matthew Easterling was the epitome of both professionalism and compassion as he helped our family during an absolute legal crisis. Our case was unique in many aspects; including the fact that a criminal court component was involved. He not only handled our family court issues wonderfully, but he was an asset to our criminal attorney in those proceedings as well.

During the darkest days of my life I was referred to Matt Easterling by a family member. He represented me in a very complicated custody case and divorce. And then again when the situation got worse. I was being attacked at every angle and I felt like Matt came to my rescue. He worked endlessly on my case to help me get the results that I was happy and comfortable with. I felt he was very knowledgeable and always felt like I was in good hands. I would not only recommend him, but highly recommend him to anyone in need. Thanks, Matt! For everything!

Thanks for everything you did to make this divorce as painless as possible. As I said in the beginning, I wanted it my way or I would not be happy. Today, I walked out of your office with a smile on my face. I never thought I would get everything I wanted. If it wasn’t for my faith in God and my trust in you, I do not know how I would have made it to today. Again, thank you for doing such a great job! Hope we can meet on better terms in the future.

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