Providing Premium Legal Services in Mississippi Since 2011
Located in the heart of downtown Meridian, The McNair Firm, PLLC opened its doors in 2011 to assist clients across East Mississippi. Our firm attorney has spent thousands of hours in courtrooms across Mississippi acquiring the knowledge and skills to handle your case. Whether you have been accused of a crime, want to expunge your record, need a divorce or want custody of a child, we will work hard to meet your legal needs. We provide quality legal services in the areas of criminal defense and family law, providing you with the personal service and care your case requires.
2216 9th Street, Meridian, MS 39301
Areas of Practice
Going through a divorce isn't easy. In a stressful situation like litigating intimate, personal relationships, it's important to have an attorney who is competent, relaxed, and can calmly explain your options and stay focused on your goals. We can help you decide between filing a "no fault" divorce or a "fault based" divorce, between seeking joint or primary custody, and between dividing marital assets and/or seeking permanent support. Our services begin by scheduling a consultation. Plan for this first meeting to last at least an hour.
When a child is charged with a crime, emotions can run high. The vast range of possible punishments for children deemed "deliquent" or "guilty" ranges from counseling and curfews to life in prison, depending upon the age of the accused and the alleged crime. Our attorney undergoes special legal training every year to stay abreast the changes in juvenile defense. Children as young as 10 can be charged at Youth Court, and children as young as 13 can be placed in the adult system. Ms. McNair is a Certified Youth Court Defender who has represented dozens of children in both the children's system and the adult system. She has both the specialized training and the experience to help your child.
felony criminal defense
Nothing is scarier than being on trial for a felony crime. We have successfully represented clients facing life sentences, and have litigated over 1,000 felony cases. We currently represent clients across East Mississippi, and we have the experience to help you or your loved one get the best possible outcome in their situation. From murder to white collar crime, we are equipped to handle any felony case the State may bring.
Child support & paternity
When a child is born to unmarried parents, the first step to creating a legal bond is to establish paternity. Once paternity has been establish, either through agreement or by DNA test, child support is ordered. Many State courts have overlapping jurisdiction to hear these types of claims, and it's import to have an attorney that best understands the limits of each court and where best to base/defend your claim(s).
The pole star consideration that Judges and Chancellors consider in custody cases is the "best interests" of the children. Whether you are a grandparent, natural parent, or loved one seeking custody or defending a custody suit, we can help you navigate the law, the various judges in our legal system, and the different courts to help you obtain your goals.
relief from unjust orders
Many times, a Court orders child support, alimony, or some other type of financial relief and then something unexpected occurs: a child gets sick, a parent loses a job or becomes disabled. Suddenly the original order becomes unjust and unworkable. Let us sit down with you, discuss your concerns, and help you determine whether to seek a modification of the order, the relative risks associated with seeking a modification, and the likelihood of success.
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