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May 7, 2019

Mississippi Consider a 13th Ground for Divorce

By |May 7, 2019|Divorce|

A bill before the Mississippi Senate would authorize a 13th ground for divorce based on “Willful and continued separation without cohabitation, with the intent not to return or resume or otherwise continue the marital relationship, for not less than three (3) years. Either party may have a divorce based on this cause.” Essentially, this ground [...]

Apr 24, 2019

Mississippi Debating a Bill to Limit the Liability of Property Owners for Unsafe Properties

By |Apr 24, 2019|Personal Injury|

The Sun Herald reported in February 2019, that a bill proposed by State Senator Josh Harkins was approved by a vote of 32-17. A similar bill is now for the Mississippi House of Representatives. The bill proposes two changes to current premises liability laws that attorneys and public safety advocates claim would hurt tenants, customers, [...]

Feb 27, 2019

Types of Assault Crimes in Mississippi

By |Feb 27, 2019|Criminal Defense|

There are a broad range of assault crimes in Mississippi. The penalties for a conviction include the possibility of significant jail time, heavy fines, court costs, and other consequences. Convictions mean a loss of freedom. Having a criminal conviction on your record can make it hard to get a job. The length of the sentence [...]

Feb 13, 2019

How to Make a Claim for Pain and Suffering

By |Feb 13, 2019|Personal Injury|

Pain and suffering is a crucial part of your accident claim, along with your medical bills and your economic losses. Pain and suffering can’t be easily calculated, because there is no set amount for emotional trauma, or chronic pain, or the loss of a limb. That is why it is categorized as a “non-economic” damage. [...]

Dec 28, 2018

How Will The New Tax Law Affect My Alimony?

By |Dec 28, 2018|Family Law|

At the end of 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) into law. The bill ushers in some sweeping changes to existing tax law, but there are a few significant changes that can directly affect divorcing couples. One of these changes has to do with spousal support, or alimony, and it’s [...]

Dec 12, 2018

Are MRIs Accurate in Detecting Brain Injuries?

By |Dec 12, 2018|Brain Injury|

If you’ve ever suffered a blow to the head, or were in a car accident where you experienced whiplash or other trauma, you understand the physical and mental symptoms. In some frustrating situations, you can tell something isn’t right, yet the physician at the emergency room or urgent care said all tests came back normal. [...]

Nov 29, 2018

Top Five Ways to Get Arrested for DUI Without Driving a Car

By |Nov 29, 2018|DUI|

Authorities can file DUI charges against drivers when there’s probable cause and evidence to believe a person was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Obviously, this is true here in Mississippi and across the United States. However, did you know you could get arrested for DUI without ever being behind [...]

Oct 24, 2018

Six Reasons Couples Get Divorced

By |Oct 24, 2018|Divorce|

Of course nobody goes into a marriage planning on getting divorced one day. Couples enter into a marriage with only the best of intentions for a long, happy relationship and “til death do us part.” A strong marriage takes work, but if you've done everything you can, it may be time to think about divorce. [...]

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