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September 15, 2021

Reflections on One Year as a Solo Practitioner

The idea for starting Baucum Law Firm, PLLC began way back in 2014. I was enrolled in graduate school at The University of Southern Mississippi earning a Master of Science in Economic Development. My cohorts had encouraged me to apply to law school and always made the comment “You have to work for yourself.” Fast […]

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July 1, 2021

Mississippi Conservatorships & Guardianships in the time of #FreeBritney

Since 2008, multi-platinum pop star Britney Spears has been under a conservatorship/guardianship pursuant to the laws of the State of California. The conservatorship/guardianship was put in place after Britney’s very public struggle with mental health issues, with James Spears acting as conservator with control over the singer’s estate and, for the last two years, Jodi […]

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June 16, 2021

How do Mississippi courts determine who gets custody?

Custody determinations may take place in the process of divorce proceedings or they may be stand-alone actions between unmarried parents or third-parties (i.e., grandparents, aunts, etc.).  Like most legal actions, custody determinations may be contested or agreed. However, when the parties agree to a custody arrangement, the agreement must be reviewed by a judge in […]

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May 27, 2021

What do I need to know about Fault-based Divorce?

Divorce is always a difficult process, whether procedurally or in a familial sense. Legally, divorce is the dissolution of a contract. Personally, divorce is the breakdown of a family unit, which is hard to process. However, divorce is a hallmark of Family Law and BLF is committed to ensuring clients are empowered to navigate the […]

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May 19, 2021

Why did I start Baucum Law Firm?

Welcome to the first post on Baucum Law Firm’s blog! Featuring a place on our website where clients, colleagues, and the public can learn more about this firm, current issues in the law, and the fundamentals of our practice areas is a vital component to BLF's mission. Occasionally, I’ll take the time to add a […]

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