In Legal Terms show

In Legal Terms

Summary: 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. In Legal Terms is hosted by some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts. 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. Get the answers you’ve been searching for Tuesday mornings at 10 am central on MPB Think Radio. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

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 In Legal Terms: Divorce in Mississippi | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 22:05

Our guest is attorney, Craig Robertson. He has his own podcast available on his firm's website and podcasts platforms listen under the name of his firm: Robertson and Easterling For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Divorce and Taxes | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 46:20

Professor Richard Gershon (author of seventh edition of “A Student’s Guide to the Internal Revenue Code (with Professor Jeffrey A. Maine) talks about the tax issues surrounding divorce Alimony - paid is taxable for divorces (or modified decrees ) after 2019. It's not taxable if received. Child Support payments - never has been taxable Property Settlements - basis stays the same when transferred from one spouse to another. Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent 504 (2019), Divorced or Separated Individuals’s the new tax-advantaged way to pay alimony For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Children's Issues | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 46:46

Professor Deborah Bell discusses with Professor Richard Gershon Family Law issues with regards to children in Mississippi.Call topics: child support signing over parental rights custody payments of child support Legal clinics that may provide help: North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Oxford (662) 234-2918 West Point (662) 494-6122 Clarksdale  (662) 627-4184 Greenville  (662) 335-8203 Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project 601-960-9577 For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Secretary of State Watson | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 46:35

We're pleased to hear from Mississippi's Secretary of State, Michael Watson. We learn about the SIP Plan Discuss the March 10th primary and voting in Mississippi Do you need assistance in getting a voting ID? Call 1-844-MS VOTER or 1-844-678-6837 In Legal Terms talked about Real IDs on a previous podcast: Be on the look out for Census materials in your mail box. It's important for every Mississippian to be counted. A past podcast learned about the Census: Register to vote before March 2nd to participate in any Primary runoff elections for 2020. Vote absentee for the March 10th Primary Election if you'll be gone for Spring Break. Register to vote before October 5th to participate in the November 2020 Presidential and Senate/Representative Election. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Kratom | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 47:53

Guests: Glenn Lautzenhiser, Chairperson of the Lowdes County Crime and Addiction Task Force and Dr. Charles Rhea, orthopedic surgeon discuss why they believe the unregulated and legal substance - Kratom should be added to Mississippi's list of Schedule 1 Controlled Substances.Discussed on the broadcast:Notes from the Field: Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths with Kratom Detected — 27 States, July 2016–December 2017 Consumer Protection Act passed by Georgia in 2019: To amend Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to 2 controlled substances, so as to provide for legislative findings; to provide a definition; to 3 provide for the identification of a standard level of kratom alkoloids and establish 4 recommended dosages; to provide for the prohibition of access to kratom to persons under 5 18 years of age; to provide for package labeling requirements; to provide for penalties; to 6 provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Herb Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects And Relatively Low Potential For Abuse Or Harm, According To A User Survey Products Now Banned From Oxford; The Board generally has three readings for ordinances with one public hearing during the second reading. By state law, they must hold the two readings and public hearing although the Board’s policy is to have three readings for most ordinances. However, if the Board finds that the ordinance is of interest to the public’s health and safety, they can elect to vote after the public hearing during the second reading, which is what occurred Tuesday with the Kratom ban ordinance."13 times more potent than morphine " From Kratom to mitragynine and its derivatives: physiological and behavioural effects related to use, abuse, and addiction. demonstrates 13 times higher analgesic potency than morphine and 46 folds higher potency than mitragynine. From Matsumoto K, Horie S, Ishikawa H, Takayama H, Aimi N, Ponglux D, et al. Antinociceptive effect of 7-hydroxymitragynine in mice: Discovery of an orally active opioid analgesic from the Thai medicinal herb Mitragyna speciosa. Life Sci. 2004;74:2143–55.Mississippi Legislature 2020 Regular Session Senate Bill 2084 Description: Kratom; include in Controlled Substances, Schedule I. Senator Chuck Younger, District 17, Principal AuthorSTATE OF TENNESSEE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Does possession of the Kratom plant in its natural botanical form subject a person to potential criminal prosecution under Tennessee law, which makes it a crime to possess mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine in a synthetic form?Opinion: Possession of the Kratom plant in its natural botanical form should not subject a person to potential criminal prosecution under Tennessee law. The Kratom plant in its natural botanical form is not a prohibited controlled substance under Tennessee lawAmerican Kratom Association For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Fringe Benefits Taxed | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 46:47

If your employer provides a benefit to you it might be taxed. Are Fringe Benefits Taxable? Any fringe benefit you provide is taxable and must be included in the recipient's pay unless the law specifically excludes it. Section 2 discusses the exclusions that apply to certain fringe benefits. Any benefit not excluded under the rules discussed in section 2 is taxable.Question from a caller: If you receive proceeds from settlement of a lawsuit, you may have questions about whether you must include the proceeds in your income. . . For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: 2020 Census | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:26

Guest: John J. Green, Ph.D.  Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Director, Center for Population Studies & Society and Health Minor     Affiliated Faculty, School of Law The University of Mississippi ready to be counted, Mississippi! April 1st, 2020 Census Day Count in Mississippi For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Aviation Law | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:05

Our guest is Charles Stotler, an Associate Director of the LL.M. Program in Air and Space Law and Research Counsel to the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Contracts | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:45

As we begin the year 2020, familiarize yourself with contracts to protect yourself and understand your agreement. Professor Richard Gershon reviews contracts for us: Contracts don't always need to be written out, but having them in writing makes the agreement clearer to all parties. Illegal contracts aren't enforceable Contract = Promise and adequate consideration Counter offers negate previous offers Under 21? NO CONTRACT A caller also learned you can disclaim an asset that is willed to you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Holiday Help | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:43

Guest attorney Francis Springer of Springer Law Office, a former Deputy Sheriff, gave helpful tips in case you or a family member run into trouble with law enforcement this holiday season. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Intellectual Property | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 50:12

Guest: Associate Dean Stacy Lantagne, Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law discusses copyrights, trademarks, and fair use of created media. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Law School | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:36

Guests: Bette Bradley, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Scholarships at the University of Mississippi School of Law and Jason Derrick, Professor and Chair of the Admissions Committee at the University of Mississippi School of LawTopics covered: what are requirements for getting into law school admission tests traditional and non-traditional students employment after school the American Bar Association exams For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Revocable Trusts | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:35

Guest: attorney Kelly Kyle, co-author of the book "How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs, Medicaid Secrets: Mississippi Edition". Kyle Wynn & Associates Registration for an estate planning seminar Saturday, December 7, 10:00 AM, at Courtyard by Marriott, 106 Baptist Drive, MADISON, MS For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: End of Year Taxes | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 21:38

What can you do in the next few weeks to get ready for filing your 2019 income taxes? organize your information itemized deductions charitable contributions medical expenses estimated taxes retirement contributions 529 plans Host Professor Richard Gershon is the author of several books and articles on taxation and legal education. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

 In Legal Terms: Housing | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:49

Our guest was Desiree Hensley, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Housing Clinic learned about Security deposits, lease agreements, tenant and landlord rights, and discrimination. For additional information go to The Housing and Urban Development website for frequently asked questions: of Mississippi School of Law Housing Clinic: and phone number 662-915-3493Mississippi Legal Services - Helping low-income individuals solve legal problems: and State-wide Intake Hotline at 1-800-498-1804 For information regarding your data privacy, visit


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