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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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    • If You Don't Ask For It, You Won't Get It

      Below is a short lesson regarding what happens when you do not have all of your ducks in a row when going into a court proceeding. If you don’t ask for it, you won’t get it. In BURRELL v. BURRELL, NO. ...

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    • How a stay at home mother loses custody

      In the recent case of Munday v. McLendon, a young, stay at home mother lost custody of her 9-year-old daughter after getting custody in a divorce granted in 2013. Here are the factors cited by the ...

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    • Custody and Visitation Rights During the Holidays

      Creating a holiday custody and visitation schedule is a crucial aspect of your parenting plan and, unfortunately, if the language is vague or lacks clarity, chaos and hostility will ensue. Now that ...

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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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    • Court is still not awarding support to disabled adult children.

      Court is still not awarding support to disabled adult children. In BURRELL v. BURRELL, NO. 2018-CA-00760-COA , (Decided Jan. 7, 2020), the Court of Appeals affirmed a denial of child support for an ...

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    • If You Don't Ask For It, You Won't Get It

      Below is a short lesson regarding what happens when you do not have all of your ducks in a row when going into a court proceeding. If you don’t ask for it, you won’t get it. In BURRELL v. BURRELL, NO. ...

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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 ...

      Read More
    • 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
    • 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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