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Mississippi Questions & Answers

Q: Want to set up a trust so land can't be sold, only passed to family members in Mississippi. What do I need for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

You should contact an estate planning attorney to help you set up a trust.
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Q: My divorce papers say I can claim two children and my ex wife can claim two children but for this past tax year all the

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

If the children lived with you for at least six months of the tax year and if you provided more than half of their living expenses for the tax year or if you get the noncustodial parent to sign an IRS Form 8332, you can claim them.
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Q: How can a man get a paternity if he thinks he IS the father but the mother refuses and says he is not?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 8, 2018

A chancery court judge can order a paternity test after a petition to determine paternity.
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Q: There is no written charge on my traffic ticket nor a fine, will the case be invalid?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
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.
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Q: Can my brother-in-law legally file a wrongful death suit on my husband, who is his brother, without telling me ?

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Mississippi on
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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Q: I have a tax lien on several properties in Mississippi that i purchased from an auction; how can i own these parcels?

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Foreclosure for Mississippi on
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
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Q: What is a partially avoiding lien order on personal property. After chapter 7

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Answered on Dec 19, 2017

See this link for a full explanation:

https://wassonthornhill.com/the-judgment-liens-that-can-be-avoided-from-your-homes-title/

Information provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.
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Q: I am on Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I just had a baby and struggling. Can you get a personal loan while im on bankruptcy

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Answered on Dec 18, 2017

Yes, if the lender agrees, you can either pay the post-petition debt outside of your plan or request court approval for the debt to be added to your plan.
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Q: If the father is not on birth certificate and has been absent from child's entire life does he have rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Mississippi on
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.
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Q: Can I sue my old car insurance company?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Mississippi on
Answered on Dec 14, 2017

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

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
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 treatment will be paid starting the date of the injury regardless.

If your injury disables you for more than 14 days then the first five days are paid along with any additional wage loss...
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Q: My ex is allowing his new girlfriend to spend the weekend at his home with our children there. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Divorce for Mississippi on
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.
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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

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Mississippi on
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 not married at the time of her death and you are the only children.
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Q: I was involved in an accident that was my fault but I received injuries. Can I get paid for my injuries?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
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.
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Q: Is a verbal agreement binding if specifics are not read into the record?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Family Law and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Answered on Dec 10, 2017

Typical litigation case. You should consult with your lawyer to see what he wants to do. If you want a second opinion on a case or change your lawyers to better manage your case than don't hesitate to reach out for a free consultation with an attorney.

Ahsan A. Syed, PSC // Law Office of Stephanie E. Emanuel (the attorney) answers and comments to questions are for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship without a signed retainer.
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Q: Can my wife leave mississippi with our kids if I do not consent to it without a custody agreement

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Mississippi on
Answered on Dec 9, 2017

Your question does not specify certain details need to answer your question. Who is custodian of kids, full or partial? If you have a full custody of kids and your wife has taken them to Mississippi without their approval and your consent then you have to approach the concerned court for action.
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Q: Hello I am a 39 year old male and I was fed neo mull soy baby formula when I was an infant.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Dec 5, 2017

It would have to be proven that your renal failure was caused by the formula and no other product, through expert testimony. I don't see it, and then there's the statute of limitations issue, but for you to have some closure why not contact an attorney in your area that offers free consultations and handles product cases.
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Q: Can you file and start a contested divorce without a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Mississippi on
Answered on Dec 1, 2017

Yes, you can and requesting a free consultation with an attorney can provide you with some legal guidance as assistance to representing yourself.
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Q: If a trademark says "ya filthy animal", can I use "you filthy animal"?

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Mississippi on
Answered on Dec 1, 2017

The question when comparing an existing trademark to a potentially infringing one is always this: is there a reasonable likelihood of confusion? So, if a consumer sees one mark, is it reasonably likely that they might believe it to come from the owner of the other mark? As part of this analysis, before comparing two marks, you always 1) correct any misspellings, contractions, abbreviations, etc.; and 2) translate foreign words into English. Here, the "ya" is just an intentional misspelling...
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Q: Have money in a trust at a lawyer's office, can't get any one to return calls or emails. What is the next step?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

First, get a note from the insurance company that no money is owed.

Then contact the attorney complaints office of your county bar association.
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