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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.
  • Strategizing Using Your Goals

    We work closely with clients to ensure that our trial strategy reflects their objectives. The goal is to give them everything necessary to move forward securely.

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    Chinn & Associates, PC puts caps on how much your case will cost, ensuring that your team finds the most efficient and effective solution possible.

  • Meticulous Trial Preparation

    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.

  • Mission-Oriented Law Practice

    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

See How We've Helped 
Families Regain Their Strength
    Mark is simply the very best at what he does.

    “Mark is simply the very best at what he does. His experience and knowledge, as well as his procedures proved to be the difference in my case. Although at times it can be difficult to manage emotions ...”

    - Butch
    I would give them 100 stars if I could.

    “After not seeing my child for 5 yrs. during a vicious, prolonged alienation (parental kidnapping), Mark Chinn & his wonderful associate Janeah Sakalaukus ended my nightmare just 5 DAYS after I ...”

    - Aaron
    Mark Chinn and Associates are simply the best.

    “Mark Chinn and Associates are simply the best. Mark was compassionate, honest, earnest, caring, giving and to the point. He and his staff were always available, and were fun to work with even though ...”

    - John N.
    Mark Chinn was such a blessing throughout my entire divorce process.

    “Mark Chinn was such a blessing throughout my entire divorce process. Mark made himself available and fought for me throughout the entire 2 year ordeal. During a very stressful and drawn out process ...”

    - Sharon E.
    Thank you Mark for everything you have done for me and my children!

    “I hired Mark Chinn during my extremely complicated divorce. I initially looked into hiring him due to his experience and reputation in town, but it was a single statement from him that told me he was ...”

    - Former Client
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