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What to Expect in Divorce Court

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Divorce court: the room that no one plans for, but many married couples wind up in. It’s an intimidating place to be, as the judge sits across from you and signs off on decisions that that impact your parenting, your finances, and other aspects of your future. Notwithstanding the discomfort, your attorney can help… Read More »

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Assisted Contraception Complicates Parental Status in Divorce

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

If you and your partner used artificial insemination to conceive a child, and later divorce, you may not be prepared for the legal questions as to parentage that arise. The subject is so complex that you will want to consult with a local attorney as to your rights going forward. The Strickland-Day case Two… Read More »

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Dealing with a Difficult Spouse During a Divorce

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

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 and give in to… Read More »

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More Couples Are Now Divorcing Later in Life

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

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 the divorce rate in… Read More »

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Adultery and Divorce in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

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 of infidelity, private details,… Read More »

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Thinking of Signing a Prenup? Here’s What You Need to Know

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous, nowadays couples from all walks of life are choosing to execute a prenup before saying their vows. At its core, a prenuptial agreement (also sometimes referred to as a “premarital agreement” or an “antenuptial agreement”) is simply a contract signed before marriage in which… Read More »

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Divorce vs. Annulment

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

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 that a marital status… Read More »

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Mississippi Court Ruling: Herpes Can Be Grounds For Divorce

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

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 the appeals court… Read More »

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Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

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 every divorce, are unique… Read More »

Telling Your Children That You are Getting a Divorce

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

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 end your marriage, and… Read More »

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