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Drafting contracts – – little words with big meanings.

This post examines a few contract phrases that lawyers may give little attention but that can have significant impact. Other good and valuable consideration. Every attorney has seen this phrase in either a contract, a release, or a deed. It has become commonplace for a legal instrument to recite that Party A is executing the [..]

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How do I change my Will in Mississippi?

You have executed a Last Will and Testament. Now, you want to change to it. What are your options? In Mississippi, there are several ways to change a Will. In this article, we will look at each of them. Execute a new Will. This is probably the most common method of changing a Will. You [..]

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When is it okay for a lawyer to lie? (Hint: Not very often.)

In a previous post, we looked at the sources of a lawyer’s ethical obligations. The two primary sources are: The Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct, and Section 73-3-37 of the Mississippi Code. In almost every instance in which a lawyer speaks or writes on behalf of a client, the lawyer must be truthful. Here are [..]

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Adverse Possession in Mississippi – by S. Craig Panter

The doctrine of “adverse possession” refers to the ability acquire legal ownership of land belonging to someone else by simply using that land for a long period of time. A person who seeks to acquire legal ownership by adverse possession must demonstrate all of the following. Use of land belonging to another. The most common [..]

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