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Helping Families Regain Their Strength

The First Appointment

Meeting Your Jackson Family Law Attorney

In your first appointment with a Jackson family law attorney at Chinn & Associates, we will meet with you to discuss and evaluate the following key factors:

  • What are the reasons for the divorce?
  • Is there provable fault by either party?
  • How has child rearing been accomplished thus far, and what is the likely outcome pertaining to custody?
  • What is the financial impact of this divorce? How would assets be divided? How would each spouse survive when the marriage is legally over?
  • What are you hoping to achieve in the long term?

As a part of this process, the attorney will advise you on the basics of the laws related to divorce proceedings, child custody, property division, child support, and spousal support. At the conclusion of the assessment, the attorney should provide alternative courses of action and perhaps make a recommendation.

What Should I Bring?

There are several items you can bring to help us provide a more accurate assessment and immediate help at your first appointment:

  • Any relevant court documents, if there has been a court filing.
  • Financial documents, including: bank statements, latest pay stubs, financial statements from lenders, other account statements, tax returns for the past three years, and your Social Security earning history.
  • A basic timeline of events related to your divorce or separation.
  • Proof of fault, if applicable, such as phone records, photographs, letters, videos, etc. that can establish fault in a grounds-based divorce.
  • Payment, in situations where you need to keep your partner from knowing that you have sought legal help. Arranging a method of payment, such as cash or an account that your partner does not have access to, that will not be immediately detected may be helpful if you need to keep this information from your partner.

Ready to set an appointment with a Jackson family lawyer who will fight to protect your interests? Call (601) 202-5594 now!

Meet Our Founding Attorney

Forging Strong Families Out of Conflict
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    Mark Chinn
    Jackson Divorce & Family Lawyer Founder of Chinn & Associates, Mark A. Chinn is a seasoned Jackson, Mississippi family law attorney who has dedicated his career to helping clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. He is dedicated to using his talent and experience to empower his clients to lead the lives they want to lead. Mark graduated from Iowa State University with his undergraduate degree in 1975 and went on to obtain his Law Degree from the University of Mississippi ...
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What Makes Our Firm Unique?

Fortitude. Dedication. Integrity.
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    Our firm utilizes specific witness scripts, thorough research, and in-house drafting of decrees to ensure that we are well-prepared long before your trial starts.

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Testimonials

See How We've Helped 
Families Regain Their Strength
    Fight of my life.

    “I hired Mark Chinn as my attorney and couldn’t have been more pleased. I was In a horrific custody battle and pursuing a divorce from a man that was abusive. Mark was so kind and compassionate and was ...”

    - Carla
    Thanks again for your representation.

    “Mark Chinn could not have represented me any better than he did. He was very easy to reach and was fair on attorney fees. I feel if I had not hired Mr Chinn, my outcome would have been considerably ...”

    - Former Client
    Mark and his firm treated me like family.

    “Mark Chinn was recommended to me by 3 trusted friends when I needed a family law attorney. During my first meeting with Mark I felt Mark was totally focused on me and my circumstances. I could sense ...”

    - Former Client
    I highly recommend Mark and will forever be grateful to him!

    “I can’t say enough about Mark! I definitely could not have made it through the worst time of my life without him fighting and standing by me every step of the way. He had to deal with my narcissistic ...”

    - Former Client
    I would highly recommend the use of their services.

    “I couldn't be more pleased with the work of Chinn & associates, PC given the situation I found myself in. There was a plan set in place from the beginning and it was executed perfectly. They were ...”

    - Scott B.
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