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Helping Families Regain Their Strength

The First Appointment

Meeting Your Jackson Family Law Attorney

In your first appointment with an 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 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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    When you turn to Chinn & Associates, PC, you're paying for results. That's how we've structured our prices, so you'll have a speedy and efficient solution.

Testimonials

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Families Regain Their Strength
    Incredibly professional and compassionate

    “Streamlined what could have been a very tedious process. Incredibly professional and compassionate. I was very impressed by how everything was handled.”

    - Former Client
    Knowing that he was representing me gave me a great deal of peace of mind!

    “I was very impressed and happy with how my case was handled. Mark came up with a plan at our initial meeting and stuck with it throughout the entire case. He was very confident in his decisions and I ...”

    - Former Client
    The Best Divorce Lawyer in the state of Mississippi!

    “Mr. Mark Chinn is the Best Divorce Lawyer in the state of Mississippi. He told me what he could do in my case and got it done in a timely manner. If you looking for someone who going to tell you the ...”

    - Former Client
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    “Thanks for being my Lawyer I will never forget what you did for me. You are the Best Divorce Lawyer in the state of Mississippi. Naw, I will say in the world for me. You help me to get a new start on ...”

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    “I can't thank Mark and Janeah enough for all that they did for me. Mark is very knowledgeable, honest, caring, trustworthy, and devoted. Mark and Janeah both helped me through a difficult time in my ...”

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