Family Law

annulment

What’s the difference between a divorce and an annulment? In a nutshell, a divorce is the judicial decree that ends a marriage while an annulment is the legal process through which a marriage is retroactively invalidated. The key distinction is that a divorce ends a marriage while an annulment establishes…

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Recently, a Mississippi appeals court ruled that a person who knowingly exposes their unsuspecting spouse to herpes is committing a cruel act that can properly serve as grounds for divorce in Mississippi under the state’s cruel and inhuman treatment law, reports Courthouse News Service. Facts of the Case The case that…

adoption

If your family is considering expanding via adoption it is important to know that there are several different ways in which a child can be adopted in Mississippi. Understanding the various avenues of adoption available to you can be challenging, therefore, it is a good idea to sit down with…

custody

While divorce rates in America have spiked over the last few decades, divorces were certainly still happening in the early days of our country, they just weren’t as prevalent as they are today. This means that child custody arrangements, whether formal or informal, have been around in America for over…

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If you are considering filing for divorce in Mississippi it is important to understand the various grounds for divorce that are recognized by our state. This article provides a brief overview of the legal grounds for divorce that are permitted in Mississippi, however, keep in mind that every marriage, and…

Mentally Incompetent Kentucky Man Seeks Divorce from His Wife and Guardian The Supreme Court of Kentucky is deliberating on whether to allow a mentally incompetent man to divorce his wife and guardian of many years, according to MS News Now Jackson. The man, 80-year-old Elmer Riehle, wants to separate from…

Diamondhead Adopted Child Has Three Parents After DHS Mistake A Diamondhead boy named David now has three parents after a Department of Human Services (DHS) mistake during his adoption process, according to The Sun Herald. David’s mother abandoned him at the hospital, and Shawn and Rachel Self attempted to adopt him. But…

Children are incredibly intuitive and know when something is wrong at home. They have probably even heard of divorce from school friends, but that does not mean that they fully understand the concept of divorce or what it will mean for them. If you and your spouse have decided to…