In Legal Terms


In Legal Terms: HOAs 2022

We want to live in a great community but does anyone like their Home Owner’s Association? What legal actions can they take against you? What legal actions can you take against them? Our guest is attorney Reed Martz from Freeland Martz in Oxford.

According to the one website, there are over 370,000 homeowner associations in the United States. Collectively, this represents over 40 million households (over 53% of the owner occupied households in America).

Reminder: today (05/31/2022) is the Primary Election Runoff Voter Registration Deadline. If you’re not registered to vote NOW, you can’t vote in next month’s primary election. But if you register today, you can vote if there’s a runoff in the primary.

Friday, June 3rd 2022, there’s an expungement and will clinic in Jackson – It’s 11 to 3 at the MS Urban League with the MS Center for Justice.

Saturday, June 4th, 2022, is the In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline, 12:00 p.m.: Circuit Clerks’ offices MUST remain open from 8:00 a.m. until noon.


  • How to know you have an HOA
  • HOAs are horrible
  • CCRs
  • Owners control
  • Setting up an HOA
  • Notification
  • Oversite
  • HOAs are great

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In Legal Terms: Estate Planning

Many of our laws give preferential treatment to individuals that are married to each other. What legal benefits are there to being married? We’ll learn today with our guest attorney Rick Courtney. We’ll answer questions about how spouses are treated as it relates to property, taxes, social security, and medical decision making. Money Talks, heard on MPB Think Radio Tuesdays at 9am Central and on its podcast, there was a recent show about Unmarried Households and Money. Look for the May 3rd, 2022 podcast to listen.’ve loved having Rick on the show over the years. Here's a link to where you can find all his broadcasts. 8/5/2022 In Legal Terms: guest Richard Courtney to hear him discuss Estate Planning, Elder Law, Special Needs Law and other topics. LicenseApplications are accepted in the County Court Office on the 2nd  floor of the DeSoto County Courthouse, located at 2535 Highway 51 South in Hernando, Mississippi. Room 200. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. The Clerk's office accepts walk-ins, no appointment necessary. Obtaining a Marriage LicenseTo obtain a marriage license is DeSoto County, both applicants must appear before the Circuit Clerk. Effective January 13, 2020 the cost of the marriage license increases to $37, we accept cash or card. **Beginning June 1, 2022 there will be a charge to process all credit card transactions.**Proof of age is required by both applicants in the form of drivers licenses, ID, passport or birth certificate.There is no blood work or waiting period required and the license does not expire once it has been issued.If either applicant has been married before we must know the date the last marriage ended. If the divorce was within the last 6 months, we must have a copy of the divorce decree.Our office only issues the marriage license, our Judges do not perform ceremonies in DeSoto County.Parental Consent is required for any applicants under the age of 21. Parental consent forms are available in the office or you can print the Out of Office Parental Consent (PDF) form. The form must be signed in front of a Notary and a copy of the drivers license is required from the parent signing the consent form.