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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: What state do i need to need to file a court ordered paternity test?.

Im currently living in texas, my son was born in mississippi, and his father lives in florida.

At the time of my sons birth, i was legally still married to someone else, but because he was in a different country i never bothered to get a divorce right away. The hospital made me put my... Read more »

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Feb 1, 2018

Contact an attorney in the state where you and the child live about a petition for determination of paternity, if the MS dept of records will accept an out of state order.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Collections for Mississippi on
Q: received judgment against employer for failure to answer and execute garnishment, what now?
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Feb 1, 2018

Contact an attorney about your judgment or defaulted garnishment.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: What can I do to retrieve my things from the residence were evicted from

Judge granted eviction and the next morning we had to leave and everything we own we had to leave including my 2 month olds clothes blankets formula etc. Everything we own.

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Feb 1, 2018

Write a letter to the landlord immediately and keep a copy. Ask for a time and place to pick up your things. After a period of time they may be destroyed/disposed of.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I have a question about tort law for UM insurance offset laws.

I had a Ms policy and have already been giving the full amount of the policy that the person who wrecked Into me held. Now my own personal insurance company is trying to offset the amount and owe nothing because they are protected under Ms tort law for UM. My question is let’s say the policy is... Read more »

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Feb 1, 2018

You need to speak to a Mississippi Car wreck attorney today.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: If I have property under a normal realtor contract,

and a potential buyer comes to me without going through a realtor....Can I sell it to that buyer without paying the realtor a commission?

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Feb 1, 2018

Likely no. Some contracts and realtors allow for exceptions when you first sign up with a realtor or if you explain how and why the sale came from a separate source. It may be worth it to ask the realtor if the sale is from some other source.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: How can a man get a paternity if he thinks he IS the father but the mother refuses and says he is not?

My son and his girlfriend broke up while she was pregnant after learning she had cheated. He continued to go to dr appointments and even had the gender reveal party with her. At around 5 months she says it’s not his and that she had a test. No test was shown to us and now the baby is born and the... Read more »

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Jan 8, 2018

A chancery court judge can order a paternity test after a petition to determine paternity.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: There is no written charge on my traffic ticket nor a fine, will the case be invalid?
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 25, 2017

There are many reasons that a ticket can be invalidated. The form being incomplete is one of them. Tickets are intended to be Affidavits of what the officer saw. If the affidavit contains incorrect information or is incomplete, it may be thrown out.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Mississippi on
Q: Can my brother-in-law legally file a wrongful death suit on my husband, who is his brother, without telling me ?
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 25, 2017

You need to talk to a Mississippi Wrongful Death Attorney.

You or your children are the people who should recover in a wrongful death claim in Mississippi. Mississippi's Wrongful Death MS Code § 11-7-13

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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Foreclosure for Mississippi on
Q: I have a tax lien on several properties in Mississippi that i purchased from an auction; how can i own these parcels?

A couple of the properties are 3 years behind on taxes. What steps can I take to own them? If one of the houses are abandoned, can I file some paperwork and do some work to become the owner? I am the only lien holder on a couple and there's a couple lien holders on the others.

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 21, 2017

Alcorn county has put up valuable information on Tax Sales and redemption of property in Mississippi.

http://www.alcorncounty.org/taxsale.aspx

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: If the father is not on birth certificate and has been absent from child's entire life does he have rights?

He has been absent due to federal incarceration since before the child was born. He is not on birth certificate, doesn't give support, but did take a paternity test.

Does he have any legal rights to my child?

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 14, 2017

The father will have rights until his paternity is terminated in a procedure called a termination of parental rights. There is a statute in Mississippi establishing when this sort of termination may occur.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Mississippi on
Q: Can I sue my old car insurance company?

Hey everyone.

Back in August of 2015 I had a wreck which was not my fault. After constant calling to my insurance company and to the other drivers insurance company, my car is still not repaired to this day. I kept on getting the run around and was promised calls back but never heard from... Read more »

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 14, 2017

You likely need to speak to an attorney about your claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: Can workman's comp reuse to pay you til they get test results in on your injury at work. Cause I've been out 11 days

Workman's comp is trying to not pay me until I have mri an they get results. I've been out of work since November 28,2017

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 14, 2017

There is sometimes a small delay after the injury but before benefits start. This is often called the five day waiting period in Mississippi. If you have an injury that disables you for less than 14 days then there would not be a wage loss payment for the first five days. Benefits providing medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Divorce for Mississippi on
Q: My ex is allowing his new girlfriend to spend the weekend at his home with our children there. Is this legal?

We live in Mississippi. Our children are 14 and 17. Girl and boy. The divorce has been final for approx 2 months.

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 14, 2017

Does your divorce agreement include something that says you agree this shouldn't happen?

If you believe that your children are in immediate danger there may be a remedy in the form of emergency action by the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Mississippi on
Q: My Dad died yrs ago.My Mom died 11-07-17 she had some money and 9 acres and it’s just me and my sister my Mom didn’t

Make a will she wanted me and my sister to half everything would that be the right way?

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 14, 2017

Given your mother died without a will you will likely want to contact an attorney about setting up an estate. The estate will be able to deal with your mother's assets and move the property interest to the heirs. It sounds like you and your sister would be the heirs at law if your mother was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I was involved in an accident that was my fault but I received injuries. Can I get paid for my injuries?
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 14, 2017

You may have insurance on your vehicle which covers medical bills on a wreck regardless of who caused the wreck. This coverage is called medical payments coverage and typically is coverage in the amount of $1000 or $5000.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Is a store owner liable for patron cutting a finger on premises?

I used the restroom. The toilet did not flush completely. I tried to flush it again. I realized it wasn't filling up. I then took the lid off to see if the stopper was in the hole. It was. When I replaced the lid, it cut my finger. I told the cashier what happened. When I returned... Read more »

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 12, 2017

It seems to me that the business could be found liable for the injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it legal to charge a 28% interest rate on a 1000

Car

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 12, 2017

See the MS Title Pledge Act: http://www.dbcf.state.ms.us/documents/cons_finance/titlepledgeact2005.pdf

I have seen rates of up to 35.99% per year.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can i get married and leave at 18

Can i get married at 18 in a different state and move out of my parents house in Ms with out them being able to do anything

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 11, 2017

Marriage is one grounds for the Mississippi Emancipation of a Minor.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: If a case worker gets medical records from someone and the worker loses the records, is this criminal?

I'm a veteran which means he had signed for them which there's a paper trail.

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 11, 2017

There is likely a claim for a HIPPA violation in this situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Q: If i file bankruptcy with llc & I have credit card debt, will it be discharged or will I be personally liable for debt

Amex, citi, chase ink, us bank business cards. Will the business credit be discharged

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 9, 2017

You will likely need to speak with a Mississippi Attorney in a private consultation for the answer to your question.

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