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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: If worker comp doctor refers me to pt who release me doctor or physical therapist
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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Sep 26, 2018

You should try to follow up with your physician. This might be a situation where you seek legal counsel from a Workers Compensation attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I was recently written a ticket. The officer put the wrong model of car down. Is this enough to get it thrown out?

I was written a ticket for not stopping completely at a 4 way stop. The car in front of me went and I pulled forward. There was a car to my right that wen thru, then it was my turn again. I was stopped for 3-5 seconds.

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Jul 24, 2018

You would need to be able to show that you don't own a car of that model.

It depends on the judge, but it could be enough based on incorrect information on the "affidavit" ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: Can a landlord require all tenants moving out to professionally have the carpets cleaned?

The landlord is requiring everyone in the complex to have the carpets professionally cleaned before vacating and to show proof with receipt, regardless if there is substantial damage outside of the “normal wear and tear”. The lease says nothing about professional cleaning, only “leave premise... Read more »

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on May 7, 2018

Take pictures. Taking pictures before moving in is often very helpful as well to show the condition of the carpet when you moved in, vs when you moved out.

You may have to make a claim to get your deposit back for this cleaning as it will likely be taken out of your deposit.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for Mississippi on
Q: If my boss also my landlord of 8 years dies and I can't find my rental agreement lease can the deceased heir evict me?

I worked and rented from the deceased 8 years. I was allowed to stay in the rental house in exchange for work or $300. It varied. I was told I could stay as long as I would like. Well, after he died, the son turns my water off without my knowledge. It was in deceased name, but it was furnished.... Read more »

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on May 7, 2018

You can ask them to show you a copy of the lease.

Many leases have a provision that allows termination after some period of time (often a year) and with some amount of notice (often 30 days). Your lease could have been written differently, you could pay the monthly rent and/or show the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Does Tricare have a right to uninsured motorist money since that would make it 1st person after 3 years?

It has been three years since the accident and my uninsured motorist portion has finally kicked in so can Tricare still put a lien on it.

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Apr 19, 2018

Tricare may have a valid lien. It is worth looking in to. Often these liens can be negotiated by an attorney which could mean more settlement proceeds being paid to you. Consult an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: I received a minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage. What do I do now?

I really would like it off my record at all cost.

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 26, 2018

Expungement is an option in MS but you will want to discuss with a Mississippi attorney before you make a plea, pay the fine or take a plea deal.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Can a person receive pain and suffering if he or she get injuries at a public park???
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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 26, 2018

It depends how the injury occurred among several other factors. Contact a MS personal injury attorney listed on this site for answers, and do so quickly as there is a time limit on when you can bring a claim of as short as one year.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights, Election Law and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: I live in MS. I'm 18. If i move out of MS and buy a house and live in TN, am I a legal adult?
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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 26, 2018

MS judge's blog on the subject:

https://betterchancery.com/2011/08/22/emancipation-today/

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Probate and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: She died without a will and I have been living in the land all my life.

If I don't pay the taxes, can I then get the land like that?

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 23, 2018

Likely not. Contact a local family law attorney to discuss your options, and how the property could/should be handled in an estate.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Q: if being sued for restitution of medical bills can u file bankrupecy to keep from paying restitution
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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 20, 2018

Medical bills should be dischargable in bankruptcy. Consult a Jackson Bankruptcy attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: What happens If my ex is not required to pay child support because we have Joint legal/ physical custody, but still pay?

If you have a custody agreement, and have been divorced, can you be taken back to court after it is final to change custody due to infidelity during the marriage?

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 18, 2018

Either party can petition for changes to the custody agreement. Usually there will need to be a good reasons for a change in the agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Mississippi on
Q: Heir Property, I would like to get it put in my name. I have been living on land all my life and paying the taxes.

What steps can I take and how much it might cost to get this down. I want to eventually get a house build.

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 18, 2018

The most common way to clear up title on land is to open an estate on the person who has died if you are their direct descendant with no other descendants. There are other ways, but this would likely be the most direct route.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Need affordable legal assistance in Mississippi. Daughter 19 & self supporting. Need to stop child support payments

X keeping child support payments since May 2017, at which time daughter moved in with boyfriend.

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 18, 2018

Contact a Mississippi attorney today. I am certain you will find the help you are seeking. Many attorneys offer a free consultation to discuss your claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: My ex husband is wanting to voluntarily terminate his parental rights in MS. Can he do so if I am not married?

Can he voluntarily terminate his rights if I am not married? What are the factors in terminating parental rights voluntarily?

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 14, 2018

This is outlined in the statute:

93-15-111. Termination by written voluntary release. (1) A parent or an interested person may petition the court to accept a parent's written voluntary release that relinquishes all of the parent's parental rights to the child.

(2) The court may...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: are green headlights illegal
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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 13, 2018

I think the answer is yes.

Ms code 63-7-23(4) Any lamps illuminated when the vehicle is in motion, other than those expressly required or permitted by the provisions of this chapter, shall, if visible from the front, display a white or amber light; if visible from either side, display an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Mississippi on
Q: My Son is incarcerated under a name and social security number not belonging to him. Is the conviction legal?

My son was convicted and sentenced to life in prison under a name and social security number not belonging to him

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 13, 2018

It depends. It may be worthwhile to have a local attorney review the case. Often local attorneys offer a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Mississippi on
Q: Was talked. Into doing somethings. Didnt want to do it. Was convinced. Did time. Wamt it off record.

The person that set me up is now willing to tell the truth about how she set me up becouse her mother wanted me locked away. Was begged for over a half an hour. Told her didnt want to do it multiple times. Wouldnt stop begging. Finaly did it so i woild be left alone. Got me giving her $20 worth of... Read more »

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 8, 2018

In some instances a felony or minor in possession charges can be expunged. Expungement removes “all records relating to an arrest, indictment, trial, and finding of guilt, in order to restore one to the status occupied prior thereto….” Stallworth v. State, 160 So. 3d 1161, 1163 (Miss. 2015).... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: Can you help with custody?

My ex wife is trying to move to Michigan and take my kids.

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Feb 4, 2018

You may want to contact a Mississippi attorney today to discuss getting an emergency order from the Chancery court regarding custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense and Probate for Mississippi on
Q: Is va life ins considered part of estate? And what is the beneficary to do?
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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Feb 3, 2018

The first question to ask is whether there were beneficiaries selected on the life insurance policy. If there were the life insurance proceeds often pass directly to the beneficiaries listed on the policy in the amounts listed.

If there are no surviving beneficiaries, or the form was not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: Dr gave me a permanent partial disability rating of 10% to the right lower extremity

Wkmans comp is offering 10% of my weekly compensation for 175 weeks is this offer the correct amount ? I live in ms

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Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Feb 2, 2018

Most offers will also need to include future medical expenses you will incur as a result of the injury. This will usually be in the form of a discussion with your physician about follow up visits, medications or other things you may need in the future.

You may want to consult with a...
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