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How Alimony is Determined in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Alimony, also referred to as “spousal support”, is an allowance authorized by law for one spouse to receive from the other for financial support after a couple gets divorced. In Mississippi the law recognizes two different types of alimony: lump sum alimony and periodic payment alimony. This article explores the difference between these two… Read More »


Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Crashes in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Unfortunately, accidents involving 18-wheelers are very common in Mississippi. In fact, just a couple weeks ago a fatal 18-wheeler crash occurred in Chickasaw County. According to, the accident happened on Highway 32 between Van Vleet and Okolona and involved an 18-wheeler and an ambulance colliding head-on. Sadly, the ambulance driver was killed and… Read More »


18-Wheeler Crashes: Tips on How to Avoid Them

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

While all car accidents are inherently dangerous, those involving 18-wheelers (also known as semi-trucks) tend to be particularly terrible as these massive trucks can easily flatten smaller vehicles on the road. Additionally, accidents on American roads involving 18-wheelers are disproportionately high due to the fact that big trucks have larger blind spots, are less… Read More »


Defective Products: Mandatory Recalls vs. Voluntary Recalls

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

According to Brewbound, the craft brewery Sierra Nevada has announced a 36-state voluntary recall of its year-round and seasonal beers that were recently bottled at the company’s North Carolina brewery. Sierra Nevada issued the voluntary recall after quality inspectors discovered that some beer bottles contained a flaw that may potentially cause a small piece… Read More »


Five Important Question to Ask When Interviewing a Divorce Lawyer

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

How long have you been practicing family law? Your divorce attorney will play a big role in negotiating key aspects of your divorce such as how familial assets will be divided and the terms of your child custody arrangement. Therefore, it only makes sense to hire a lawyer who has relevant family law experience… Read More »


Injured in a Motorcycle Accident While Not Wearing a Helmet? You May Still Have a Case

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Riding a motorcycle without wearing a helmet is undoubtedly risky, and in Mississippi it is often against the law. But can engaging in this risky behavior prevent you from winning a personal injury lawsuit against a liable party after a car crash? Not in Mississippi. Mississippi’s Helmet Laws Under Mississippi Code section 63-7-64, anyone… Read More »


Overdue Child Support Payments? How Back Child Support Works in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

In Mississippi, both parents are legally required to financially support their children. When parents are separated, courts often hold parents to this obligation by ordering the “noncustodial parent” (i.e. a parent who does not have physical and/or legal custody of the children) to pay child support to the “custodial parent”. In this instance the… Read More »


Divorce vs. Annulment

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

What’s the difference between a divorce and an annulment? In a nutshell, a divorce is the judicial decree that ends a marriage while an annulment is the legal process through which a marriage is retroactively invalidated. The key distinction is that a divorce ends a marriage while an annulment establishes that a marital status… Read More »


What is “Insurance Bad Faith”?

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

Have you filed a claim with your insurance provider only to have them deny coverage, delay processing your claim, or offer you a lowball settlement? If your insurance company took any of these actions in bad faith then you may be able to sue them for insurance bad faith. But what exactly is insurance… Read More »


Adopting a Child Through Foster Care

By Derek L. Hall, PLLC |

If your family is considering expanding via adoption it is important to know that there are several different ways in which a child can be adopted in Mississippi. Understanding the various avenues of adoption available to you can be challenging, therefore, it is a good idea to sit down with a local family law… Read More »

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