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Attorneys Recent CABA Speaking Engagement

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Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Attorneys Rogen K. Chhabra and Teresa E. Harvey were honored to speak at the Capital Area Bar Association’s continuing legal education seminar on April 6th at the Mississippi Bar Center in Jackson, MS. Mr. Chhabra spoke to the group of attorneys about the essentials needed to start your own law firm. Ms. Harvey spoke regarding social security disability and practicing before administrative law judges. If you or a loved one is in need of assistance with Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability in Mississippi, feel free to contact Rogen or Teresa by calling 601-948-8005 or...

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Jackson Free Press – Best of Jackson

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  Best of Jackson - Jackson Free Press   Congratulations to our firm for being a finalists in the Jackson Free Press - Best of Jackson for Best Local Law Firm, Rogen K. Chhabra for being a finalist for Best Local Lawyer, Rogen K. Chhabra, Darryl M. Gibbs, and Amanda G. Fritz being a finalist for Best Plaintiff's Attorney. Also Congratulations to Teresa E. Harvey for winning Best Family Law Attorney. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is founded upon the belief that everyone is entitled to quality representation and access to their attorney. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families harmed by someone...

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Do I Have to Set Up a Guardianship for Settlement

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Do I have to set up a guardianship for settlement of my child's case? Yes.   In Mississippi, an individual is considered a minor until they are 21 years old.  A guardianship is required to be set up when a minor is involved in an accident, is to receive funds due to a parent’s wrongful death, or many other circumstances when a lawsuit is going to be filed or a case is going to be settled and the minor will receive funds. The purpose of the guardianship is to protect the minor’s funds from others until they turn 21 and can decide how they...

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What is a Deposition?

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A deposition is an oral statement of a witness taken under oath. Depositions are taken of parties, witnesses and others who may have knowledge about a specific case. Depositions are taken in all types of cases, from car wrecks to workers compensation matters to family law matters.  Depositions help the parties to learn the facts of a case before it goes to trial. Depositions also help the attorneys on both sides evaluate what type of witness a plaintiff, defendant or witness may be at trial.   Plaintiffs in cases such as those listed above are asked a variety of questions, many of...

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How long does it take to get a Social Security Disability hearing?

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Many times I get asked, "how long does it take to get a hearing on my Social Security Disability case?" Unfortunately, the Social Security Disability process can be a long one.  There are generally 3 steps in the process to get Social Security Disability: 1-Application (you can do this in person at your local Social Security office, online at ssa.gov or by phone with your local social security office) 2-Request for Reconsideration-this is the first appeal if you receive a denial letter on your initial application 3-Request for Hearing-this is the second appeal, if you receive a denial letter on the request for reconsideration. ...

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Why You Should Trust Your Hired Lawyer And Not Google

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It is extremely important that you trust your lawyer and trust their advice.  I have been practicing law for more than 15 years now and have noticed an increase in clients doing their own research about different legal matters on the internet.  Most times, this is not an issue and the client will listen as I explain how their research may be different than what the law in our state or jurisdiction may be, as the laws in this country can be different in every state.  With the amount of legal information available by internet these days, clients sometimes believe...

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Best of Jackson: Best Local Law Firm & Best Family Attorney Finalists

Recently, Jackson Free Press held a “Best of Jackson” for Best Lawyers and Law Firms. We are happy to announce that Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. were finalists for Best Local Law Firm, claiming a spot in the top 5 law firms for Jackson, MS.  Also we are very happy to announce, our own Teresa E. Harvey of CG Law Group, P.A. was a finalist for Best Family Attorney, claiming a spot in the top 4 Family Attorneys for Jackson, MS. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is founded upon the belief that everyone is entitled to quality representation and access to their attorney. We...

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Properly Handling Divorce When You Have Children

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In my experience practicing divorce law, I have seen clients handle issues with their children the right way and the wrong way.  So, from my perspective in handling these cases, here is the best way to handle divorce when you have children: Do not let the kids see you fight Do not talk negatively about your ex-spouse in front of your children. Your ex is still your child’s father/mother Be cooperative with visitation, especially during the holidays. I have found the best way to deal with holidays is to alternate each holiday and alternate by year.  For example, one parent...

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More Common Questions Dealing With Social Security Disability

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How can you Improve your Chances of Being Approved for Social Security Disability? It can be difficult for individuals to get approved for social security disability. In order to have the best chance to get approved, it is extremely important for you to get regular medical treatment for the issues that cause you to be disabled and unable to work, whether physical or mental. When seeing your doctor, make sure that you explain to him or her ALL of the issues you are having. Just because one issue alone may not make you disabled, a combination of issues may. Therefore, do not leave...

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Common Questions Dealing With Social Security Disability

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Can I apply for unemployment compensation and social security disability at the same time? No. When you apply for social security disability, you are claiming that you are unable to work.  When you apply for unemployment benefits, you are claiming that you are ready and able to work.  Therefore, you cannot apply for both at the same time, as this would hurt your social security disability case. How much are fees in a social security disability case? Attorneys' fees in a social security disability case are based on the amount of back benefits you receive. The attorney is entitled to 25% of any...

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