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FAQs About Wrongful Death Claims in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Losing a loved one is always challenging, especially when the untimely death was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. In the wake of such a loss legal claims are often the last thing on a family’s mind, nonetheless it is important to know that families who have experienced such a loss are… Read More »


How to Establish Paternity in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Legally speaking, establishing paternity is very important for a number of different reasons. For example, obtaining a paternity determination can help secure financial support for a child, prevent a mother from giving a child up for adoption without the father’s consent, and help a father gain custody and visitation rights to his child. But… Read More »


FAQs about Childhood Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

When an adult is injured by someone else’s negligent or wrongful act the injured adult can often pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the person who injured them in order to recover compensation for the losses they sustained in connection with their injury. The same general principle applies when a child is injured, however… Read More »


Thinking of Signing a Prenup? Here’s What You Need to Know

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous, nowadays couples from all walks of life are choosing to execute a prenup before saying their vows. At its core, a prenuptial agreement (also sometimes referred to as a “premarital agreement” or an “antenuptial agreement”) is simply a contract signed before marriage in which… Read More »


Grandparent Visitation Rights in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Now that divorces are so prevalent in the United States it is common to hear stories of a parent being awarded visitation rights and/or custody of their children, but it is far less common to hear about a grandparent being awarded these types of rights. In fact, many people are not even aware that… Read More »


Freight Train Slams into Charter Bus, $250M Sought in Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

PR Newswire reports that on March 7, 2017 a charter bus was hit by a freight train in Biloxi, Mississippi after it became stuck at a steep grade crossing. The train was traveling quickly at the moment of impact and pushed the 20 plus ton bus more than 200 feet upon impact. Unfortunately the… Read More »


FAQs about Adopting a Child in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Are you interested in adopting a child in Mississippi? If so, you probably have a lot of questions but don’t worry, all of your questions will be answered, you just have to get the process started! We recommend that you begin by reading over the frequently asked questions that are answered below and then… Read More »


Buckle Up, Mississippi’s New Seat Belt Law Takes Effect July 1st

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Under Mississippi’s current seat belt laws, drivers, front-seat passengers, and children under seven years of age who are not required to use a child seat or restraint system, must wear a properly fastened seat belt when riding in a passenger motor vehicle on a public road, street, or highway in Mississippi. Miss. Code Ann…. Read More »


Child Support Modification FAQs

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

In most cases, Mississippi courts issue child support awards in accordance with the Mississippi Child Support Guidelines. These guidelines take into account a variety of relevant factors in order to determine which parent will be required to make child support payments and in what amount. However, a child support award that complied with our… Read More »


Mississippi is One of Only Two States Without a True “No-Fault Divorce” Law

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Recently, published an article about a local woman who moved out of Mississippi in order to divorce her husband because our state is one of only two American states that currently does not have a no-fault divorce law on the books. A no-fault divorce law is a statute that enables a married person… Read More »

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