FAQ / Blog

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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How can Custody be modified?

Clients often inquire as to how they can re-gain custody of a child or children subsequent to a divorce or previous custody order. Many people share a common misconception that once a child is twelve (12)years old he or she can choose which parent the child wishes to live with regardless of a Court Order. [..]

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Who has Custody without a Court Order? Part 3 (Final)

The legislature and the Supreme Court in Mississippi have made it clear that both parents are equally entitled to custody of their children.  I often get frantic phone calls, usually at the beginning of a weekend – Fridays – approximately 6:00 p.m.  The client is outraged that the other parent has the child, no custody [..]

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Who has Custody without a Court Order? Part 1

This is probably the most commonly asked question in domestic relations cases. Who has custody before we get to Court?  Can she take the child from me and keep the child away from me?  Can I get the child back and not let her see the child?  The answer is as clear as mud. Deborah [..]

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Introduction to Campbell’s Blog

Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog and my website.  I am a Mississippi attorney practicing in the areas of personal injury claims (especially car wrecks), worker’s comp, criminal defense and domestic relations (divorce, custody, adoption, child support, etc.).  The purpose of this blog is to answer questions that my clients often ask me in [..]

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