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    • Facts About Sexual Abuse

      Mississippi Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 1-800-222-8000 or Report Abuse online HERE . 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. (Simpson, C., Odor, R., & Masho, S. 2004 ...

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    • The Center for Violence Prevention

      Chinn & Associates has partnered with The Center for Violence Prevention in Pearl, Mississippi to bring you important information on Dealing with Domestic Abuse. The Center for Violence Prevention n ...

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    • Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

      Chinn & Associates has partnered with The Center for Violence Prevention in Pearl, Mississippi to bring you important information on Dealing with Domestic Abuse. Children of all ages are negatively ...

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    • Seek Permission to Move with Your Child Before You Do

      Relocation of a custodial parent is one of the hardest issues we face in family law. You might ask, “what is the right way to do it?” Some states have detailed statutes on the matter. Mississippi does ...

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    • Who Pays the Cost of Visitation Travel?

      Many people ask what the law is on bearing transportation costs when a parent moves, particularly the custodial parent. The answer is that there is no law; it is up to the judge . Division of Costs ...

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    • Tax Law Changes and Divorce Agreements

      The United States Congress is working on tax reform. Under one plan, the existing deduction for alimony payments would be eliminated. There is a grandfather clause for tax obligations in place on or ...

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    • Seek Permission to Move with Your Child Before You Do

      Relocation of a custodial parent is one of the hardest issues we face in family law. You might ask, “what is the right way to do it?” Some states have detailed statutes on the matter. Mississippi does ...

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    • Mother Working Nights Should Not Lose Custody

      In a recent case, a trial judge took custody of a two-year-old away from her mother because the Mother worked nights and had to sleep during the day when the child was awake. The Grandmother of the ...

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    • Who Pays the Cost of Visitation Travel?

      Many people ask what the law is on bearing transportation costs when a parent moves, particularly the custodial parent. The answer is that there is no law; it is up to the judge . Division of Costs ...

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    • Tax Law Changes and Divorce Agreements

      The United States Congress is working on tax reform. Under one plan, the existing deduction for alimony payments would be eliminated. There is a grandfather clause for tax obligations in place on or ...

      Read More
    • How To Talk About Your Divorce With Others

      One of the most difficult parts of getting a divorce is having to tell your friends and family that you have permanently separated from your spouse. While this type of news can be devastating for a ...

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    • Mississippi’s fault based divorce requirements usually harm women and the poor.

      Mississippi’s State-wide newspaper, The Clarion-Ledger, did a long story on Mississippi’s divorce laws on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The article points out that Mississippi is one of only two states ...

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    • Chinn & Associates ranked as a First-Tier “Best Law Firm” by US News & World Report

      U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings, marking the fourth edition of this highly-anticipated annual analysis. Chinn & Associates has been ranked as a ...

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    • Mark Chinn selected for the eighth year in a row as a Mid-South Super Lawyer

      Mark A. Chinn, of Chinn & Associates, PC in Jackson has been selected for the eighth year in a row as one of the top Mississippi Family Law lawyers for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers. No more ...

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    • When you appeal and when you might get sent back before the very same judge

      When people receive an unfavorable result in a trial court, they have a right to appeal. However, most people don’t understand that the usual best case scenario is that the matter will be sent back ...

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    • Inherited property may be separate, but it’s not completely safe

      All property accumulated during the marriage is deemed to be marital property unless it was received by gift or inheritance. The inherited property which is kept separate is generally free from ...

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    • Mississippi’s fault based divorce requirements usually harm women and the poor.

      Mississippi’s State-wide newspaper, The Clarion-Ledger, did a long story on Mississippi’s divorce laws on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The article points out that Mississippi is one of only two states ...

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