FAQ / Blog

How Can I Get Divorced In Mississippi?

This is a favorite question of many clients and perspective clients. I usually begin with telling people that there is an easy way and a hard way. Unfortunately, the easy way requires both the Husband and the Wife (or the wife / wife and/or husband / husband) to agree upon the dissolution of their marriage. [..]

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Third Party Custody

How can a person, who is not a natural parent, obtain custody of a child?  A natural parent has a presumption under the law that the best interest of the child is for the child to be in the custody of a natural parent over all other persons.  In order for a third person to [..]

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How can parental rights be terminated?

This year brought changes by way of statute to termination of parental rights (TPR) in response to the Mississippi Supreme Court’s holding in Chism v. Bright, 152 So.3d 318 (Miss. 2014).   In Chism, the father brought  a contempt action to restore visitation with his son.  The mother counterclaimed seeking termination of parental rights.  The Chancellor (trial [..]

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What should I do when I’ve been involved in a car wreck?

If you have been involved in a car accident you should consider the three major points.  I will address all three of these major points separately, but to keep it simple the three major points are: Health; Information; and Legal It almost seems like common sense, and it is!  However, many of us panic when [..]

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Appeal Reversed in Part from a Divorce; Appellant Represented by Jason Campbell; Hearn v. Hearn

http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO111019.pdf IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI NO. 2014-CA-00975-COA TONY LEROY HEARN, SR. APPELLANT v. VARENA DENTON HEARN APPELLEE DATE OF JUDGMENT: 07/01/2014 TRIAL JUDGE: HON. MARIE WILSON COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: WASHINGTON COUNTY CHANCERY COURT ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: JASON EDWARD CAMPBELL ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: JAMES H. POWELL III NATURE OF [..]

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

I’m often asked about Guardian ad Litems and their role in Chancery Court custody cases.  The last two words, “ad Litem”, are roughly translated from Latin to mean for the purposes of this litigation.  A Guardian ad Litem (GAL)usually has a limited purpose in divorce and custody cases often to represent a minor child or [..]

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