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Divorce and the Days After: Taking Care of the Kids

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Children of all ages generally want their parents to stay together. Even so, when parents make the decision to split, having parents in two separate households becomes a reality. Here are some tips on making that transition easier on the kids. Preparing for the Divorce  As the adults, it is important for parents to… Read More »

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Mississippi Ice

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Winter driving is never more perilous than when black ice coats the roads. Mississippi Highway Patrol warns that following too closely on Mississippi roadways can lead to collisions at any time, but particularly when freezing conditions exist. What is Black Ice?  When the temperatures drop to around 32 degrees on wet roadways, ice forms… Read More »

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Is it a Good Idea to Stay in a Marriage for the Sake of the Kids?

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

The number of people who are unhappy in their marriages is high these days, and growing. The reasons for dissatisfaction are as varied as the couples themselves. The real question is, why do couples stay together when they are so disappointed in what marriage has become? The answer, for many couples, is that they… Read More »

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Running Red Lights and Stop Signs in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

First responders can attest to the fact that vehicle collisions can be horrendous for everyone involved. In particular, intersection crashes are often hair-raising: shrieking tires, mangled vehicles, and, in the most disturbing cases, serious injuries and even fatalities. If you or a loved one is the victim of an intersection crash due to another… Read More »

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Are Issues with Addiction Causing you to Consider Divorce?

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

If you are one of the nearly 30 million people whose marriage is being impacted by drug or alcohol addiction, chances are you have thought about cutting your losses and starting over. But in cases where the addiction started following a medical procedure and pain management got out of control, perhaps you feel guilty… Read More »

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Wrong-Way Driving Calamities

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

When a Bryan County deputy was killed in a wrong-way crash, he left behind a wife and three children. A young woman had been barreling down Interstate 95 in the wrong direction with her headlights off when the crash occurred. She later pled guilty to two counts of DUI and two counts of vehicular… Read More »

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Dealing with a Difficult Spouse During a Divorce

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Divorce has a way of bringing out the worst in people. When one spouse refuses to cooperate during the divorce process, it makes the ordeal more difficult, time consuming, and expensive for everyone involved. A difficult spouse can make you want to tear your hair out, throw your hands up and give in to… Read More »

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How Damages Are Calculated in a Mississippi Personal Injury Case

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be wondering how much your claim might be worth. The value of a personal injury claim depends largely on the actual damages the victim has suffered. Tort law can vary considerably from state to state. To find out if you have a good… Read More »

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Teach Your Teens How to Avoid a Car Accident

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Letting your teenager loose on the roads is a frightening experience for every parent. Young drivers are responsible for more than their fair share of accidents; at least 1 in 5 teens will cause an auto accident in their first year of driving. About a quarter of a million young people seek emergency treatment… Read More »

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Mississippi Child Custody Basics

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Child custody laws can vary significantly by state. Find out how state laws in Mississippi can impact your child custody case. Sources of Authority Child custody in Mississippi is based on both state and federal law. Mississippi’s child custody statutes are found in the Mississippi Code, §93-5-23. Like nearly every other state, Mississippi also… Read More »

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