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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 »


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 »


Modifying Alimony Payments in Mississippi due to Cohabitation

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

If you are making alimony payments, chances are the court determined that your spouse required financial assistance. Gone are the days of punishing a cheating spouse. In today’s divorce agreements, alimony is based purely on financial need. For that reason, it is often referred to as spousal support. Making changes to the amount paid… 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 »


How to Establish Paternity in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Legally speaking, establishing paternity is very important for a number of different reasons. For example, obtaining a paternity determination can help secure financial support for a child, prevent a mother from giving a child up for adoption without the father’s consent, and help a father gain custody and visitation rights to his child. But… Read More »


Grandparent Visitation Rights in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Now that divorces are so prevalent in the United States it is common to hear stories of a parent being awarded visitation rights and/or custody of their children, but it is far less common to hear about a grandparent being awarded these types of rights. In fact, many people are not even aware that… Read More »


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 »


Adopting a Child Through Foster Care

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

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 a local family law… Read More »

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