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Mark A. Chinn

Mark A. Chinn

“Family Law is all I do. I believe in handling divorce so there is a family left standing, even if there is no marriage. We customize fixed prices so you will know exactly what you are paying.”


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The First Appointment

What to bring to the First Appointment In the first appointment, the attorney attempts to assess the following things: What are the reasons for the divorce? Whether there is provable fault by either party What the ... Read More
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Mediation

In the flood of recent discussions about tort reform and the many areas in which our legal system needs changing, the word "mediation" was conspicuous by its absence. Mediation is an alternative to the traditional ... Read More
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Basics of Litigation

If suit is filed, litigation will ensue. We include here a discussion of what happens if there is a suit. A. SUIT/COUNTERSUIT When one party files suit, the other party has thirty days to file ... Read More
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Equitable Distribution

Whether the case is settled or submitted to a court for trial, the process of dividing the assets is governed by the following laws of Equitable Distribution. Ferguson Factors All assets acquired during the marriage ... Read More
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Fault Grounds for Divorce

A suit on grounds is an option if you have proof of such grounds. Below are the most commonly used grounds for divorce in Mississippi. Adultery Adultery means voluntary sexual intercourse on the part of ... Read More
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Basics of Alimony

The award of alimony is largely within the discretion of the trial court. Factors to be considered in the determination of alimony are: the health of the husband and his earning capacity; the health of ... Read More
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Divorce Law in Mississippi

According to Divorce Law in Mississippi, there are two ways to divorce. The first is what we call a “grounds” divorce. For a divorce to occur this way, one party must have “grounds” for divorce. ... Read More
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Basics of Custody

The case of Albright v. Albright, 437 So. 2d 1003 (Miss. 1983), is the principle case in Mississippi setting forth the criteria for courts to examine in deciding a custody case. The paramount consideration is ... Read More
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