Albert Pettigrew, Jr.
Services provided for all courts in Harrison and Jackson Counties
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- Business Law
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
- General Civil
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- Contingent Fees
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- For initial telephone consultation.
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- This is a general description of my usual fee rate and retainer arrangement and will not be part of any fee agreement whether written or oral. My current usual rate for professional services is $200.00 per hour. A $2,000.00 retainer will usually be required for fee payments and security. Fees will be charged against the retainer balance, and client will be responsible for maintaining balance at the initial level. At conclusion of services, any remainder will be returned to client. Updated 6/26/13
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Member, Mississippi State Bar|
- Overall: 32 Answers
Q. I need to add the surname to my childs birth certificate. Where do i do this and what all do i have to do? thanks!!!
A: Such a change would probably require a Mississippi Chancery Court order requiring the Miss. Department of Vital Records to change a Mississippi birth certificate. To make corrections or to make changes to a birth or death record, contact the Miss. Department of Vital Records Corrections Department at 601-576-7981.
Q. Can i sign my rights over on a child n mississippi
A: The court should approve termination of your parental rights if it is in the best interest of the child.
Q. Is there and additional waiting period to change from an at fault divorce to irreconcilable differences?
A: An irreconcilable differences divorce pleading has to be on file for 60 days. If a fault based pleading is amended to irreconcilable differences it will relate back to the date of filing of the original complaint for divorce for purposes of satisfying the 60-days requirement.
Q. I bought 68% of a WY LLC, I've received nothing for my payment ($59,000.00). I think I was scammed - what can I do?
A: Contact the Wyoming attorney general's consumer protection office or an attorney in that state to help you with your rights as a member of the LLC.
Q. Is there a right to appointed counsel for poor persons in Mississippi family court?
A: In Lassiter, the Supreme Court found that the parent was not entitled to the appointment of counsel because the case did not involve 1) " allegations of neglect or abuse upon which criminal charges could be based; " 2) expert witness testimony; or 3) " specially troublesome points of law, either procedural or substantive." Id. The Supreme Court concluded that the presence of counsel would not have resulted in a determinative difference and that the trial court did not err by failing to appoint counsel for the parent. J.C.N.F. v. Stone County Dept. of Human Services, 996 So.2d 762 (Miss. 2008)relying on Lassiter v. Department of Social Services, 452 U.S. 18, 101 S.Ct. 2153, 68 L.Ed.2d 640 (1981).
Q. Is it unconsitutional to revoke someones probation for not being able to pay fines
A: Miss. Constitution prohibits debtors prison, but breaching a condition of probation is not the same thing. Nevertheless, the Court may waive, suspend, or otherwise modify the condition, if it is persuaded that the breach was beyond the parolee's control.
Q. MINOR INHERITANCE FROM GRANDMOTHER, IS GRANDDAD OVER THE MONEY, DOES MOTHER HAS ANY RIGHT TOM THE MONEY, DAUGHTER LIVES
A: It depends on the terms and conditions of the Last Will and Testament or the Trust, or whatever instrument was used for the inheritance. If it is silent about who controls the money, the estate executor has a duty to transfer the inheritance to the child's guardian. If there is has been no probate of the estate by an executor, anyone can apply to be the temporary administrator in order to protect the assets.
Q. There is a case were the defendent is being charged with a crime theirs no evidence,witness or anything can he b charged
A: One is not supposed to be charged with a crime but upon probable cause that a crime has been committed and that the person committed it. The charge depends upon a grand jury or a judge being persuaded that there is probable cause before the person has to defend himself in court.
Q. How do i find where my lawyer filed papers for wrongful death case
A: Send a letter to your lawyer requesting a meeting and a copy of the papers he or she filed.