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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: I need to add the surname to my childs birth certificate. Where do i do this and what all do i have to do? thanks!!!
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Mar 18, 2014

Such a change would probably require a Mississippi Chancery Court order requiring the Miss. Department of Vital Records to change a Mississippi birth certificate. To make corrections or to make changes to a birth or death record, contact the Miss. Department of Vital Records Corrections Department... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can i sign my rights over on a child n mississippi

Can i sign my rights over on a child in mississippi if another man is on the birth certificate

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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Mar 18, 2014

The court should approve termination of your parental rights if it is in the best interest of the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Mississippi on
Q: Is there and additional waiting period to change from an at fault divorce to irreconcilable differences?
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Mar 18, 2014

An irreconcilable differences divorce pleading has to be on file for 60 days. If a fault based pleading is amended to irreconcilable differences it will relate back to the date of filing of the original complaint for divorce for purposes of satisfying the 60-days requirement.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: I bought 68% of a WY LLC, I've received nothing for my payment ($59,000.00). I think I was scammed - what can I do?
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Mar 18, 2014

Contact the Wyoming attorney general's consumer protection office or an attorney in that state to help you with your rights as a member of the LLC.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is there a right to appointed counsel for poor persons in Mississippi family court?
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Sep 16, 2013

In Lassiter, the Supreme Court found that the parent was not entitled to the appointment of counsel because the case did not involve 1) " allegations of neglect or abuse upon which criminal charges could be based; " 2) expert witness testimony; or 3) " specially troublesome points of law, either... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it unconsitutional to revoke someones probation for not being able to pay fines
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 8, 2011

Miss. Constitution prohibits debtors prison, but breaching a condition of probation is not the same thing. Nevertheless, the Court may waive, suspend, or otherwise modify the condition, if it is persuaded that the breach was beyond the parolee's control.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Mississippi on
Q: MINOR INHERITANCE FROM GRANDMOTHER, IS GRANDDAD OVER THE MONEY, DOES MOTHER HAS ANY RIGHT TOM THE MONEY, DAUGHTER LIVES
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

It depends on the terms and conditions of the Last Will and Testament or the Trust, or whatever instrument was used for the inheritance. If it is silent about who controls the money, the estate executor has a duty to transfer the inheritance to the child's guardian. If there is has been no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: There is a case were the defendent is being charged with a crime theirs no evidence,witness or anything can he b charged
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

One is not supposed to be charged with a crime but upon probable cause that a crime has been committed and that the person committed it. The charge depends upon a grand jury or a judge being persuaded that there is probable cause before the person has to defend himself in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: How do i find where my lawyer filed papers for wrongful death case
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

Send a letter to your lawyer requesting a meeting and a copy of the papers he or she filed.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I had slip and fall .i had damagewhat should company offer me
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

If it is negligent, it should offer whatever it has that will make you whole in regard to your reasonably foreseeable damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: I need to know more about Luther v. Borden, 48 U.S. 1 (1849)
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

Try Lexisone.com

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: IS THERE A WAY THAT A PERSON THAT HAS BEEN LOCKED UP FOR 15 YEARS CAN GET RESENTENCE TO GET THEIR 40 YEARS RAN TOGETHER
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

You will need a successful habeas corpus petition.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Mississippi on
Q: Where do i go to get divorce papers?
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

Attorneys draft divorce petitions, agreements, and judgments. There are no official forms. There are also website such as legal zoom that help but they may not be able to identify your needs. Lastly, there is software you can buy. However, the best course would be to obtain help from an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: If someone was on meds after surgery was pressured to accept a plea & signed away a right to appeal will 2255 help him?
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

Habeas corpus relief under 2255 may be available if you can prove you were denied your Constitutional rights. However, pressure is not the same as coercion, and you will have great difficulty contradicting your assurances to the court when it asked you about your plea agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Mississippi on
Q: My ex owes me his tax refund for back child support. how do i find out if he filed taxes?
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

If he is not cooperative, you will need to ask the court that ordered him to pay you the refund to hold him in contempt. If you have a judgment that has been enrolled in county or circuit court, you can obtain a writ of garnishment for the judgment and have it served on the bank where he has... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Were can I find full text for Brooks v. State, Miss. 150 46 So. 2d 94 (1950)
Albert Pettigrew, Jr.
Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

Your case cite, 150 46 So. 2d 94 (1950), appears to be incorrect. You will need a local law librarian to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it illegal to courier money in a drug purchase from one party to another
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

Definitely yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Does an indictment subpeona have to be hand delivered to the defendant?
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

An indictment is a writing that is the result of a grand jury's decision to charge somebody with a felony. A subpoena is a court order to appear in court as a witness. What you are probably talking about is an arrest warrant. It is a command to law enforcement to take somebody into custody and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Want to know a dollar amount to be expected for a fall on a business property resulting in both feet hurt?
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Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

If you were an invitee, the property owner or operator may be responsible for injury that should have been foreseeable due to his or her negligence. The objective is to may you whole, and that would include damages for past and future reasonably foreseeable medical expenses, pain and suffering,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: How do I obtain a criminal record on someone who has lived in multiple states, using multiple aliases
Albert Pettigrew, Jr.
Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Jun 7, 2011

Accurint has a nice search engine for such things. Also, Lexis Nexis has something. You can contact the records departments of the different law enforcement authorities where you suspect the person had confrontations.

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