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September 2017 Archives

Helping parents in Gulfport with their child support matters

The amount of child support a non-custodial parent in Mississippi must pay can be computed using the state's child support guidelines. There is a rebuttable presumption that the amount provided for in the guidelines is the proper amount for a non-custodial parent to pay. The amount may be rebutted and set to a different amount if one or both parties present sufficient evidence for this to be done.

License suspension for delinquent child support in Mississippi

Our society places great importance on the act of supporting one's children as much as one can. This importance is reflected in Mississippi state law, which provides for the imposition of child support obligations on many non-custodial parents. Most people know that if a parent who owes child support fails to pay it, the parent may be found in contempt of court. Another sanction that a delinquent parent may face is suspension of a state-issued license.

Visitation rights: fixed visitation versus reasonable visitation

When one Mississippi parent is awarded physical custody of a child, it is very common for the other parent to be awarded visitation rights. Visitation is sometimes called parenting time. This is an apt description because it is an opportunity for parent and child to spend quality time together. Not all visitation plans are identical, however, and there are differing kinds of visitation that a parent may encounter.

Property division, military benefits and pensions

For any divorce proceeding involving a member of the armed services, one of the biggest assets at issue could be the pension of the service member, if they have one. Like non-military retirement plans, military pensions are subject to property division in a divorce. Military family law addresses this topic with the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act. In this post, we will have a quick discussion of how this act governs the division of military pensions in a divorce.