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Category Archives: child custody


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 »


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 »


Mississippi Child Custody Basics

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

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 other state, Mississippi also… Read More »


Legal Battle Brewing Over Same-Sex Parent Recognition in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

A Mississippi woman recently filed an appeal in her child custody case, asking to be legally recognized as a parent to the child born to her then-wife. The Mississippi Supreme Court has been asked to overturn a lower court’s decision that a same-sex spouse cannot be legally recognized as a parent to their spouse’s… Read More »


Mississippi’s Child Relocation Laws: The Need to Know Basics

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Imagine that a husband (Tim) and his wife (Laura) live in Mississippi with their daughter (Sally). The family lives together in Mississippi for many years until one day Tim and Laura determine that their marriage simply isn’t working anymore and decide to get divorced. After their divorce is finalized Laura decides that she would… Read More »


The History of Child Custody in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

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 two centuries. During this… Read More »

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Divorce: Legal Custody versus Physical Custody

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Two of the biggest movie stars of our generation are apparently divorcing, and more likely than not, you’ve heard the news. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have separated, and, citing safety concerns, Angelina is seeking sole physical custody of their 5 children. Until someone has to go through a separation or a divorce, they… Read More »

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