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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Walmart accused me of shoplifting an it’s not right I need to speak with sumone

I came in the store with a box to take back the man which was the door person saw me an told me go to customer service I did dey didn’t take it due to corona . I went on grab a couple things self check out an went out the same man was der let me came on thru . A female that works der that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 24, 2020

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. This is not a personal injury matter. You need to contact a criminal defense attorney; if you can't afford one, contact the Public Defender's Office. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Mississippi on
Q: How long does he have to file a notice of Appeal?
Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Sep 15, 2020

First of all, I am not a Mississippi lawyer. That being said, your question has a simple and yet nuanced answer. You didn't describe "he" and you didn't describe what court--State or Federal. However, the simple answer is, usually, 30 calendar days from the final judgment. (That... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Mississippi on
Q: Sold our business. In the agreement we also sold the trademark. What does the new owner need to do to change ownership?
Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks answered on Sep 9, 2020

You'll need to execute a Trademark Assignment Agreement which effectively assigns the trademark and any goodwill associated with the mark to the new owner. Then that Owner can file an amendment with the USPTO. If you need assistance with any of this feel free to email me at... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Insurance Defense and Mergers & Acquisitions for Mississippi on
Q: I have been to several rehabs and have good insurance each time that paid for it in all. Now the rehabs are sending me

Bills not ins company now I get a claim letter I mail for bankruptcy what does this mean please please help me

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2020

A Mississippi attorney would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From what you describe, it's possible that your insurance carrier became insolvent and went into receivership. This is only a guess because you mention that the billing facility mentioned... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Mississippi on
Q: If I was buying a car from an individual and I told them to come get the vehicle from my property how long do they have?

I have already told the owner to come get the vehicle and they have failed to do so. How long before the car is legally mine?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 19, 2020

A Mississippi attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could depend on the terms of the contract of sale and communications that ensued afterwards. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Mississippi on
Q: I am a recent widow age 53. My husband was 58 when he passed away. We have an adult son age 28 who is autistic.

Our son draws ssi check for his disability. I have been in the home taking care of him since he was 3 years old. Can i draw my husbands social security now that he is gone?

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Aug 16, 2020

If your late husband worked long enough to be insured, you, as a widow, can receive benefits from your late husband's Social Security at full retirement age for survivors or reduced benefits as early as age 60. You may begin receiving benefits based on your husband's Social Security as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: House built years ago not on our property

Parents owns several hundred acres .we built house and sheds on it . 25 years they draw up land lines to show who gets what. turns out the corner of house and shed are on sisters part . Parents won’t change it. What rights do we have

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 7, 2020

If the Parents have not executed Deeds then you still own nothing. Once you have a Deed then you need to get a Boundary Line Agreement (to be recorded) with your Sister. There will be a cloud on both of your Titles, so it will inure to both Parties benefits to establish the Boundary of record.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it illegal to shoot a dog with a BB gun if it keeps pooping in your yard?
Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 19, 2020

Yes. That would be animal abuse or cruelty. Try talking the to the adult human responsible for the dog because dogs are animals and they don’t know or understand property lines.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Mississippi on
Q: I need help in getting a vet malpractice suit strted

i have lots of details and one main one is the vet being under the influence

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 17, 2020

In most states, you need what it called a "certificate of merit" to file a malpractice claim. Depending on the local rules, you can get it after you file the complaint, but there is a specific deadline by which you must file the certificate of merit. The certificate of merit requires... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Mississippi on
Q: a piece of property is left in the estate of a parent that is now deceased and split between the wife and 4 children.

If one of the children passes away before the property is split and they have a lien for medical bills, do they siblings inherit that debt or the children? and Do the children inherit that siblings portion of the property?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 16, 2020

The possible medical care Lien is against the property, not the Heir's At Law. It is not their personal obligation, but could be executed against the land or the Estate of the Decedent who incurred the medical bills. And the children will take by representation of the deceased sibling. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Mississippi on
Q: My mom received a stimulus check for her small business that was in her name and passed away shortly after

The business was hers for over 50 years and in her name. Does her second husband get the money or does it have to be divided with heirs or even returned?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jul 8, 2020

The stimulus check is now an asset of your mother's probate estate. It does not have to be returned. The answer to the question of who gets that money depends on a lot of factors such as whether or not your mother had a will and, if she did have a will, what she said in it about the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Animal / Dog Law for Mississippi on
Q: I sold a guy a puppy and he has not made me back the money he agreed can I get my puppy back
Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 5, 2020

This is not a traffic issue so I don’t understand why it’s labeled that way, but yes you can sue to get your puppy back.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: My son's car was hit by another driver. The other driver insurance is taking a long time to fix my son's car, a month

They exchanged information and the other driver admitted fault. But told his insurance they were both at fault. We had to file police report, get them to acquire the video and get the video sent to them. I keep calling the other driver insurance to get the status of the claim but he hardly ever... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2020

A Mississippi attorney could best advise here, but your post remains open for three weeks. I hope your son and the other driver are okay. As a general matter, I do not see a situation that would provide the basis to sue for mental distress. Because the other driver told his insurance that both... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: I own the land, but a house was already there when I purchased the land. Who owns the house?

I purchased a property in the land tax sale. I have paid all the taxes up and have my deed. There is a house on the property that was not assessed during the land sale. The people who live there have a deed for the vacant lot next to mine, but the house they live in is on the land that I purchased.... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 24, 2020

Probably not. They probably own both tracts by adverse possession under color of title. You should have performed a title search prior to purchase. And tax sales are notorious for sometimes conveying nothing, as there are no real covenants of title. With tax sales, you always need a competent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is 1.00 Grams of METHAMPHETAMINE considered a felony or a misdameanor in the state of Mississippi?
Kevin Stewart
Kevin Stewart answered on Jun 22, 2020

Meth is a schedule II controlled substance and 1.0 grams would be considered a felony carrying up to 4 years in prison.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Mississippi on
Q: How can I legally purchase property that I have maintained for over 10 years?

The property is heir property and the owner would sell it, but believes all heirs would need to be involved(3 total). The owner has been the only heir involved at all with this property and has paid the taxes on it for at least 11 years. This piece of property joins to mine and I’ve maintained... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 16, 2020

Hire a competent attorney to first conduct a title search. Then he needs to determine heirship and record it with an Affidavit of Heirship. Finally get a Deed executed by all Heirs At Law over to you. They may demand some monetary consideration.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Hello

If you got proof about a person stealing and proved it thru. The corporate office .and they acted on it into firing .an employee. And put pictures on Facebook just cause she .said things about this person .

Kevin Stewart
Kevin Stewart answered on Jun 16, 2020

Based upon the information you provided, I am unsure of the question you are asking. Please be more specific when you resubmit.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Mississippi on
Q: Can I probate A will using muniment of title without A lawyer in Mississippi? Small estate less than 25 K

Her will stated that the 1 acre of land be put in my name to sell it and distribute the money to the 5 siblings. No other property , no bank account , no insurance , just the land.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 11, 2020

Probate will not help at all, unless there is a surviving spouse. In fact it may draw creditors that you do not know about. File an Affidavit Of Heirship which shows the six siblings' source of title as heirs. Then all of you can sell it or deed it to one owner.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Mississippi on
Q: Did metronidazole cause my missed miscarriage

I had a missed miscarriage August 2019, I found out I was pregnant in June, before I found out I was pregnant my doctor gave me metronidazole, he didn’t do a blood test to see if I was pregnant nor did he let me take a pregnancy test, I read online that metronidazole is not safe being pregnant in... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 9, 2020

I'm very sorry for your ordeal. This is something that a Mississippi attorney is best qualified to advise on, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, an attorney is not qualified to make the determination of whether metronidazole was the cause here; that is something... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: I lost custody now custodial parent in jail for murder My son is with custodial parents family and will not give him me

While incarceration i agreed to allow my son to go live with his dad the judge agreed so my son went from dhs custody to his dads custody i never signed anything giving my rights up or anything i never received copy of any custody paper work now im at of jail my sons dad has bern keep my son from... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jun 7, 2020

You need to get with a family law lawyers ASAP. Assuming that there is paperwork giving you joint legal custody, unless there is something saying that you cannot have the child, then you are entitled to have him in your custody.

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