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email: legalterms@mpbonline.orgIn Legal Terms, hosted by Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law with some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts as guests, airs Tuesday mornings at 10 am central on MPB Think Radio and on mpbonline.org
Have you ever wanted to know the definition of a legal term? Do you find yourself wondering what your rights are when it comes to your property, marriage, or health? If you answered yes to one of those questions, In Legal Terms is the show for you. Tune in and learn more about your legal rights and how the law affects your day to day life. The show is set to consistently provide thought-provoking commentary and opinions on legal topics, whether local or national. Court trials, U.S. Supreme Court arguments, hearings, and other timely legal topics are all covered on In Legal Terms.

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email: legalterms@mpbonline.orgIn Legal Terms, hosted by Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law with some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts as guests, airs Tuesday mornings at 10 am central on MPB Think Radio and on mpbonline.org
Have you ever wanted to know the definition of a legal term? Do you find yourself wondering what your rights are when it comes to your property, marriage, or health? If you answered yes to one of those questions, In Legal Terms is the show for you. Tune in and learn more about your legal rights and how the law affects your day to day life. The show is set to consistently provide thought-provoking commentary and opinions on legal topics, whether local or national. Court trials, U.S. Supreme Court arguments, hearings, and other timely legal topics are all covered on In Legal Terms.

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    In Legal Terms: Divorce and Money

    In Legal Terms: Divorce and Money

    Divorce is a time that could change your financial status for the rest of your life. What do you need to know about alimony, child support, or who gets the retirement account? Our guest, Medora Justice, Certified Financial Planner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Accredited Investment Fiduciary will speak about financial planning around a Divorce and answer your questions. Ms. Justice works for Hardy Reed. www.HardyReed.com mjustus@hardyreed.com info@hardyreed.com Medora Justuce,
    Financial Terms Glossery website
    Money Talks the show broadcast live Tuesdays at 9am just before In Legal Terms has a podcast about divorce and taxes. Look for the Nov. 7th from 2017
    Calls:
    Changing a divorce decreeChanging your name
    Discussion:
    Whati is a CDFAWhy to use a CDFAFinanical issues in a divorceLawyer or no lawyerTaxesRetirement planningSocial Security


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    In Legal Terms: Easements and Roads

    In Legal Terms: Easements and Roads

    The land that you take to get to your home. Is that yours? What if you share that path? Does that make it a road? How can you get access to your land and who else could use that method? We’re talking about roads and easements today with our friend, attorney Francis Springer https://www.springerlawoffice.com/about 601-605-5004
    MDOT has free resources to help you deal with traffic. Access what you need to know about road conditions, construction zones, weather and more – even locate welcome centers and rest areas. Their website is mdottraffic.com and there will be a Mississippi Department of Transportation official on Auto Correct Thursday May 6th 2021 at 10am on MPB Think Radio. 
    Mississippi Roads – the MPB TV program can be seen over the air or on mpbonline.org Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 10:30 am or 5:30 pm. It’s available on MPB TV’s YouTube Channel and on the MS Roads facebook page. The audio of the show has been turned into the podcast: Mile Marker.
    If you like to research laws on your own – consider visiting Justia US Law’s website concerning Title 65 – Highways, Bridges and Ferries Chapter 7 Public Roads and Streets; Private Way. 
    Calls:
    easementeasementhow to find out who owns landroad to his homeheir's property easementhow to buy landdiveway became county roadeasement not usedeasement
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    In Legal Terms: ADA Encore

    In Legal Terms: ADA Encore

    Guest: Pshon Barrett, a former assistant US Attorney, now a private attorney with The ADA Group. Pshon was honored with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by Mississippi Women Lawyers’ Association and is an ambassador with The ABLE National Resource Center
    Discussed:
    ABLE Centerthe definition of having a disability with respect to the ADAthe American's with Disabilities Act
    Websites mentioned:
    U.S. Department of Justice https://www.ada.gov/
    National Federation of the Blind https://www.nfb.org/
    American Council of the Blind https://www.acb.org/
    Help with Filing a Complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission https://www.ada.gov/filing_eeoc_complaint.htm
    2020 Census https://2020census.gov/
    Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Accommodations
    CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
    Mississippi's Online Voter Information Center yallvote.sos.ms.gov


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    In Legal Terms: Tax Changes

    In Legal Terms: Tax Changes

    What’s up with income taxes for 2020? We’ll talk about how to get them done, what’s new, and what do you think is fair.
    Federal and Mississippi Income Taxes due date and file date is now May 17th, 2021.
    Where can you find someone to help you do your taxes?
    https://southernpartners.org/vita/ Southern Bank Corp banks: Curbside service is available Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9AM – 4PM. Call your local branch for details on contactless (email) tax preparation. Here’s a list of cities with Southern Bankcorp branches: Clarksdale, Drew, Greenville, Hattiesburg, Madison, Picayune, Ruleville, Shelby Mercy Housing Development in GulfportEntergy, has some locations where they will help you file your taxes: https://eitclocations.com/ - these are in Clarksdale and ShelbyThe United Way also offer VITA. Call the organization that serves your area. If you or a friend has access to a computer: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/find-a-location-for-free-tax-prep
     Families in the U.S. and territories qualify for the newly expanded CTC. Joint filers making up to $150,000, single head of households making up to $112,500, and other single filers making up to $75,000 qualify for the full advanced periodic payment of the CTC. In a very positive change from the current law, the expansion of the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan means that you do not have to be employed to receive the benefit; even families who have no income at all will be eligible.
    If you are unmarried and earn less than $112,500 per year or are married and your household income is less than $150,000 per year, you will receive $3,600 per child under six years old and $3,000 per child age six to 17. Estimates project that families will receive about $300 per child for children under six, and $250 per child between ages six and 17, for each periodic payment.
    So, for example, if you have one child, aged seven, you will receive $3,000 over the course of a year, or $250 per month.
    The cash benefit begins to reduce by $50 for every additional $1,000 of income earned. Higher-income families who previously qualified are still eligible for the $2,000 per child benefit for individuals making up to $200,000 and joint filers making up to $400,000. Meaning, they will not receive less than what they previously did under current law.
    Tax Changes that are proposed for the current congress:
    The top individual federal income tax rate would rise from 37% to the pre-Trump rate of 39.6%.The corporate rate would rise from 21% to 28%; a 15% alternative minimum tax would apply to corporate book income of $100 million and higher.Individuals earning $400,000 or more would pay additional payroll taxes.The maximum Child and Dependent Tax Credit would rise from $3,000 to $8,000 ($16,000 for more than one dependent).Tax relief would be offered for student debt forgiveness and the first-time homebuyers’ credit would be restored.The estate tax exemption would drop by about 50%.
    File your taxes for free: https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free
    Income $72,000 and below:
    Free federal tax filing on an IRS partner siteState tax filing (free with some offers)Guided preparation – simply answer questionsOnline service does all the math
    Income above $72,000:
    Free electronic forms you fill out and file yourselfNo state tax filingYou should know how to prepare paper forms Basic calculations with limited guidance 
    The most popular software makers are Turbo Tax, H&R Block, TaxAct and TaxSlayer. They each have a free version, a Deluxe or Classis version, a Premier, and a Self-Employed version. 
    https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/taxes/best-tax-software/
    https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/taxes/best-tax-software



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    In Legal Terms: Executor

    In Legal Terms: Executor

    What do you do when some dies? What does an executor do? That’s today’s topic with guest Rick Courtney from Courtney Elder Law Associates. https://elderlawms.com/
    You can find his podcasts on the following dates: October 27th 2020, July 2nd 2019, and May 14th 2019
    If you find someone has died - call the police or sheriff, or their doctor.

    Thank you to Elder Law Associates for this checklist. CHECKLIST THINGS TO DO WHEN A PERSON DIES
    Notify immediate family and close friendsEvaluate the emotional impact on the surviving spouse, children and close relatives and friends; arrange for supportDeal with donation of bodily organs to an "organ bank." as appropriateArrange care for dependents, if anyNotify attending physician or coronerArrange care for pets, if anyEvaluate the need for security at Decedent's residenceCancel or rearrange home deliveries?Have Post Office hold mail?Find perishable property (food, plants, etc.), arrange for care or disposalFind and review Decedent's expressed funeral and burial wishesNotify agent under any power of attorneyPrepare and arrange for obituaryArrange for mortuary, cemetery, burial, cremation, as appropriateArrange funeral/burial servicesNotify other members of family and friendsKeep records of all payments for funeral and other expensesLocate safe deposit box(es); follow safe deposit box procedures (see page 2)Locate wills, codicils, trustsLocate life insurance policiesLocate other important documents, relationships, accounts, investments, etc.Advise Social Security, Medi-Cal, other agencies as appropriateInvestigate social security benefitsInvestigate life insuranceInvestigate union death benefitsInvestigate veterans burial allowance and other benefitsInvestigate fraternal organizationsInvestigate employee benefits, including accrued vacation pay, death benefits, final wages, retirement plans, deferred compensation, medical reimbursements,Investigate refunds on insurance or canceled subscriptionsInvestigate Keogh and IRA accountsInvestigate business, partnership and investment arrangementsRetain and meet with attorney regarding estate mattersRetain and meet with CPA as to tax and accounting mattersMeet with life insurance agent to collect proceeds or consider optionsObtain death certificates (ask attorney how many are needed)Deal with fire, theft, liability and auto insurance on Decedent's propertyWork with attorney and CPA to prepare inventory, list of accounts and list of debtsReview credit cards and charge accounts, cancel as appropriateDO NOT pay any of Decedent's debts until attorney discusses with family or executorObtain valuations of assets, as appropriateIf Trust involved, arrange for any allocations and transfersArrange for final income tax return and estate tax return, as necessary
    Safe Deposit Box Access Procedures
    Suggestion: If there is any danger of a will or trust contest, or a conflict between executor, trustee, family or beneficiaries, DO NOT go to safe deposit box without the involvement of an attorney experienced with estate administration.
    Owner(s) Deceased: California Probate Code§ 331 authorizes a person who has the key to a safe deposit box of a deceased person to have access to the box, even before any action has been taken with the probate court. The financial institution shall first obtain proof of the decedents death and reasonable proof of the identity of the person seeking access. The person may then:
    1. open the box (under the supervision of an officer or employee of the financial institution),
    2. make an inventory of the contents,
    3. remove instructions for disposition of the decedent's remains, and
    4. after copies have been made and placed in the box, remove wills and trust instruments.
    Except for the disposition instructions, wills and trust instruments, no other contents shall be removed under these provisions. The person shall deliver all wills found

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    In Legal Terms: PETA

    In Legal Terms: PETA

    It’s been 12 months, but did you watch Tiger King on Netflix? We’re going to talk about Animal Rights and Captive Animal Law Enforcement with Brittany Peet, PETA Foundation’s Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement from PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittany-peet-84763b1b/
    https://www.peta.org/

    Calls:
    book suggestion: A Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement by Ernest Freebergowning a deer in Mississippi?Zoos that meet Global Federation of Animal Sanctuary standards or Association of Zoos and Aquariumscan't own a while tailed deer but can own a red in MSPETA rescue practices https://www.peta.org/about-peta/learn-about-peta/helping-animals-in-hampton-roads/email about chaining dogs
    Discussed:
    what is a captive animalTiger King series Animal Welfare ActEndangered Speicies actIditarod


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