The following links and resources are provided by the attorneys at the Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, for the benefit of individuals, families and business owners in the metro Jackson area looking for information on Mississippi estate planning, family law, personal injury, business law and social security disability. We hope you find these resources useful. Feel free to bookmark this page and visit it often whenever you need to access this information. If you need advice or assistance with a particular legal matter in any of these areas, please contact our office to speak with one of our attorneys.Mississippi Estate Planning Resources
The Mississippi Bar puts out a lot of valuable information to the public. In the area of estate planning, there are informative pages such as Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, and How Can I Revoke or Change My Will. Other important articles include The Rights of Impaired Elders and Who Should Make Your Decisions When You Are Incapacitated? You may also be interested in learning more about Becoming an Organ and Tissue Donor.
The American Bar Association also makes some valuable wills and estates resources available to the public, including a page called 10 Things Estate Planning Can Do for You and limited access to the ABA magazine Probate & Property, covering the intersection of estate planning and real estate law.
If you may be transferring business or investment property, visit this page at the IRS website to learn about 1031 Like Kind Exchanges and tax planning to avoid capital gains.Family Law
Family law informational pages on divorce from The Mississippi Bar include Child Support: What Every Mother and Father Should Know, What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi?, How is the Amount of Alimony Determined? and What if My Spouse/Partner Abuses Me? In the areas of child custody and adoption, you will also find Determining Paternity, Child Custody: Considering the Best Interest of the Child, What Are the Steps in Adopting a Child? and What are the Grounds for Terminating Parental Rights?
Visit the Child Support section of the Mississippi Department of Human Services website to apply for services, choose a payment option, determine child support obligations or paternity, or get help with collection and enforcement.Personal Injury and Safety Resources
From The Mississippi Bar, you can find information on The Responsibilities of Vehicle Drivers, Auto Accidents: Do You Know Your Legal Responsibilities?, and Insurance Coverage for Auto Accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides research, data, laws and regulations on driving safety and vehicle safety. You can file a vehicle safety complaint or search for auto recalls here as well.
www.distraction.gov is the official U.S. government website for distracted driving issues, including texting while driving and handheld cell phone use while driving.
If you were injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer or other commercial truck, you may be interested in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations to determine whether the trucker and trucking company were in compliance with federal safety laws at the time of the crash.
Find product safety information at the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Also, at www.Recalls.gov you can sign up to receive email or text alerts about recalls of consumer products from the CPSC, dangerous drugs from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), food recalls from the USDA and more.
Looking for a nursing home for yourself or a family member? Nursing Home Compare allows you to search and compare nursing homes in your area according to Medicare’s five-star quality rating system.
If you or a family member or friend suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, boating accident or other incident, visit the Brain Trauma Foundation or the Brain Injury Association of America for information and support.Mississippi Business Resources
At the website for the Mississippi Secretary of State, you can access a wide variety of online Business Services, including filing business documents and annual reports, searching existing business records, and ordering documents.
The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office publishes A Consumer’s Guide to Mississippi Consumer Protection Law. You can also file a consumer protection complaint here. For complaints regarding automobile dealerships and salespersons, see the Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission to fill out a complaint form.Social Security Disability Resources
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the government agency in charge of the Social Security Disability Insurance program. At their website, you can find a helpful application checklist, a series of SSD benefit calculators and an on-line disability planner. You may also be interested in the disability claims page or the SSA Medicare page.