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Gun Laws

Very tragically and quite unfortunately, the nation is focused again on gun laws. The best justice system in the world will deal with this senseless school shooting in Florida. Nobody

Free Consultation?

One of the things lawyers can do to confuse the public is the offer of a “free consultation.” Something free! Great! Something free from a lawyer! Super great! Well, the

Federal Courts and a Shutdown

What happens to the federal courts if the government shuts down? Under the Antideficiency Act, enacted in 1884, the federal courts are deemed an essential service and will continue to

Child Support: When Does it End?

Mississippi has long held that child support obligations are fully vested when due. That means a monthly payment is due that month. Mississippi has also long held that past support

Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure

Mississippi has new Rules of Criminal Procedure. Rules of Court are rather new to the justice system. For centuries courts operated with virtually no procedural rules, especially in criminal matters.

New Laws as of July 1, 2016

Tomorrow is July 1, 2016. A number of new laws go into effect tonight at midnight. You can read about changes to expungement of criminal records here. You can read

“Adultery” May Not Be Adultery

In Mississippi, adultery is a ground for divorce. Adultery is defined as sexual relations between a married person and someone who is not that person’s spouse. It is usually committed

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