Family Law

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Whatever your feelings are about the new tax plan signed into law by President Trump, you should know that if you’re planning on divorcing in the near future, there’s a possibility you will suffer adversely from at least one of the provisions. That’s because starting in 2019, the deduction for…

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Children of all ages generally want their parents to stay together. Even so, when parents make the decision to split, having parents in two separate households becomes a reality. Here are some tips on making that transition easier on the kids. Preparing for the Divorce As the adults, it is…

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If you are one of the nearly 30 million people whose marriage is being impacted by drug or alcohol addiction, chances are you have thought about cutting your losses and starting over. But in cases where the addiction started following a medical procedure and pain management got out of control,…

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Divorce has a way of bringing out the worst in people. When one spouse refuses to cooperate during the divorce process, it makes the ordeal more difficult, time consuming, and expensive for everyone involved. A difficult spouse can make you want to tear your hair out, throw your hands up…

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Child custody laws can vary significantly by state. Find out how state laws in Mississippi can impact your child custody case. Sources of Authority Child custody in Mississippi is based on both state and federal law. Mississippi’s child custody statutes are found in the Mississippi Code, §93-5-23. Like nearly every…

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Adoption may be the most wonderful gift you could give to your stepchild, fortifying a strong and permanent parent-child bond. Before rushing into the stepparent adoption process, there are many factors to consider. Adoption is a lifelong commitment with very real consequences. Before you make an adoption official, make sure…

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It was once rare to see an old married couple call it quits after 30 years of marriage. These days, it is becoming increasingly common for people over the age of 50 to seek a divorce. A study performed by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research found that…

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Adultery is one of the biggest causes of divorce in the United States, and one of the 12 grounds for divorce in Mississippi. While no divorce is free of heartache and stress, divorces involving adultery are often the most painful. When filing for divorce on grounds of adultery, all evidence…