In Legal Terms: Medical Directives
Guest attorney, Kelly Kyle, discussed Advanced Healthcare Directives and powers of attorney. http://www.kyle-wynn.com/r.-kelly-kyle.htmlFor a copy of the statute and form: https://www.nrc-pad.org/images/stories/PDFs/mississippi_adstatute.pdfExample of the Docubank card that was discussed.
In Legal Terms: Protection Orders and COVID update
Our guest, attorney Tina Seymour Demoran https://www.seymourlawms.com/ discusses Protection Order in Mississippi.
In Legal Terms: Divorce in Mississippi
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 http://www.robertson.ms/https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/consumer-information/what-are-the-grounds-for-divorce-in-mississippi/
In Legal Terms: Divorce and Taxes
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 divorceAlimony - paid is taxable for divorces (or modified decrees ) after 2019. It's not taxable if received.Child Support payments - never has been taxableProperty 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 https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8332Publication 504 (2019), Divorced or Separated Individuals https://www.irs.gov/publications/p504Here’s the new tax-advantaged way to pay alimony https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/14/heres-the-new-tax-advantaged-way-to-pay-alimony.html
In Legal Terms: Children's Issues
Professor Deborah Bell discusses with Professor Richard Gershon Family Law issues with regards to children in Mississippi.Call topics:child supportsigning over parental rightscustodypayments of child supportLegal clinics that may provide help:North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Oxford (662) 234-2918West Point (662) 494-6122Clarksdale (662) 627-4184Greenville (662) 335-8203Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project http://www.mvlp.net/ 601-960-9577
In Legal Terms: Secretary of State Watson
We're pleased to hear from Mississippi's Secretary of State, Michael Watson.We learn about the SIP Plan https://www.sos.ms.gov/Pages/SIP-Plan.aspxDiscuss the March 10th primary and voting in Mississippi https://www.sos.ms.gov/Vote/Pages/default.aspxDo you need assistance in getting a voting ID? Call 1-844-MS VOTER or 1-844-678-6837In Legal Terms talked about Real IDs on a previous podcast: http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-real-idsBe 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: http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-2020-censusRegister 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.
In Legal Terms: Kratom
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 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6814a2.htmKratom 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. http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20192020/183236.pdfNatural Herb Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects And Relatively Low Potential For Abuse Or Harm, According To A User Survey https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/natural-herb-kratom-may-have-therapeutic-effects-and-relatively-low-potential-for-abuse-or-harm-according-to-a-user-surveyKratom Products Now Banned From Oxford; https://hottytoddy.com/2019/08/06/kratom-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. https://www.boardpaq.com/pdfViewer?c=vdGRucaEoDKKu5%2fmOP6Rgw%3d%3d."13 times more potent than morphine " From Kratom to mitragynine and its derivatives: physiological and behavioural effects related to use, abuse, and addiction. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4660513/#ref57-hydroxymitragynine 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 herbMitragyna speciosa.Life Sci.2004;74:2143–55.Mississippi Legislature 2020 Regular Session Senate Bill 2084 http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2020/pdf/history/SB/SB2084.xml Description: Kratom; include in Controlled Substances, Schedule I. Senator Chuck Younger, District 17, Principal AuthorSTATE OF TENNESSEE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/attorneygeneral/documents/ops/2017/op17-055.pdfQuestion: 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 https://www.americankratom.org/