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Mississippi Adoption Basics

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Couples choose adoption as an option to expand their families for a variety of reasons. Is there a niece or grandchild in the family that needs a stable home? Perhaps infertility has been an issue?  Some couples are concerned about the welfare of children whose parents are unable or unwilling to provide a stable… Read More »

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Making Visitation Plans

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

One of the most complicated and emotional challenges that divorcing couples face centers around child visitation. Holiday arrangements, in particular, can be stressful, as each side wrangles to have children share in important traditions and experiences that are intended to create lasting memories. If creating a reasonable visitation schedule is a key objective in… Read More »

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Divorce Issues Worth Discussing as you Move Through the Process

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Going through a divorce is a complicated, emotional rollercoaster for most people.  Whether you’ve been considering it for years, or are suddenly faced with circumstances that are prompting you to split, the coming weeks and months will take a toll. Now, more than ever, it’s important that you consult with a local attorney who… Read More »

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Determining Paternity in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

When a child is born, there are generally two parents listed on the birth certificate. That does not, however, ensure that the man’s name on the certificate is the biological father.  If the paternity of a minor child is in question, what should you do? The first essential step is to contact a local… Read More »

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Why Stay Together if You’re Unhappy?

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Many of us know couples who are miserable in their marriages. Researchers report that when couples stick it out despite their unhappiness, it’s generally because they believe things will get better later in the marriage. Once he gets that job, or when we finally have kids, or if we eventually get into our own… Read More »

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Stay-at-Home Dads have Rights in Mississippi Divorce

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

If you are a stay-at-home dad, you’re one of about 2 million men in this country who provide the comfort and care for your little ones on a day-to-day basis. In Mississippi, an estimated one in five parents who stay home with the kids—roughly 26,000 caregiver– are fathers. So when couples choose to divorce,… Read More »

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Catching up with Deadbeat Parents to Collect Child Support

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

If you are owed child support from a deadbeat parent who is evading payment responsibilities and leaving you to provide the financial necessities all on by yourself, you are not alone. The Mississippi Department of Human Services reports that 350,000 parents are behind on child support payments. That means that $800 million is not… Read More »

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Considerations When Selecting a Divorce Attorney

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Divorce is generally something no one plans on, and something that is relished by none. If you find yourself anticipating a split, there are some important issues to keep in mind as you select an attorney to be by your side through one of the most difficult experiences of your life. Find someone who… Read More »

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When Business Concerns Outweigh Love

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Many entrepreneurs start out with high hopes and equally high commitment to the business. When young married couples initiate those fledgling businesses, they oftentimes have no inkling of the strain the business will put on their relationship. Work infiltrates the relationship, dominating conversations, vacations, and other aspects of the marriage.  Twenty years down the… Read More »

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Mississippi Adoption

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Many couples choose to expand their families through adoption. Though the reasons behind this choice vary, the one constant among all such couples is the driving desire to parent. Getting through the convoluted system can be exhausting, but ultimately, with the help of an experienced attorney, the outcome will be well worth the effort…. Read More »

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