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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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    • Can I Reduce My Child Support Payments?

      CHILD SUPPORT ANALYSIS Child Support is subject to change. Some circumstances which might result in a reduction, suspension or termination of support are set forth in the following questions: A ...

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    • Can I Reduce My Alimony Payments?

      ALIMONY ANALYSIS If you are making payments of Alimony until your ex-spouse remarries or dies, these payments may be subject to reduction or termination. A LOSS OR REDUCTION OF INCOME Have you lost ...

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    • Modification of Child Support

      A party seeking a child support modification must show a material change in circumstances arising subsequent to the original divorce decree. Pipkin v. Dolan , 788 So. 2d 834, 837 (¶7) (Miss. Ct. App. ...

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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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More