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Posts tagged "Family law"

Political dispute may have contributed to Scaramucci divorce

Politics has long been a realm of vigorous contention, both here in Mississippi and nationally. But, it seems to many people that the past few years have been remarkably fractious, with political arguments often cropping up at work and family gatherings. Although in many cases people end arguments by simply agreeing to disagree, there are other times when a political disagreement can have serious repercussions for a couple's relationship.

What are the steps for foster care adoption in Mississippi?

There are many children who are currently in foster care in Mississippi and in need of a permanent home where they can grow and thrive. There are many people in Mississippi who wish to give these children a home. However, it is important to have a basic understanding of how foster care adoption works.

Terminating parental rights in Mississippi

The right of a parent to spend time with his or her child is often regarded as fundamental and inviolable. Unfortunately, both fathers and mothers occasionally mistreat their children in ways that require the state to intervene and to terminate the offending parent's parental rights. This post will provide a summary of one of the most contentious family law issues in Mississippi: termination of parental rights.

Adoption is an exciting growth opportunity for families

The adoption process is an exciting opportunity to grow a family. It also has important legal implications and can have a meaningful emotional impact on the parties. It can also carry with it a lot of excitement and hope for the future which is why it is helpful for families to be familiar with the process when contemplating it. In addition, the adoption process can be complicated so having trained guidance throughout it can help the adoption process be a smoother one.

Preparing for the divorce process can be helpful for couples

Divorce can be an overwhelming process and the prospect of dividing all the assets of the divorcing couple can be upsetting for many divorcing spouses. Property division during divorce can present a variety of challenges and can create animosities during an already difficult time. There are practical considerations for take into account including that some assets cannot be split in two or that some assets may be excluded from the property division process.

Adoption through the foster system in Mississippi

Many people in Mississippi want to have a child of their own to love, care for and raise, and for some of them, adopting a child is a way for them to begin a family. Adoption is a noble act, but prospective parents should be aware that there are a number of steps on the path towards adopting a child.

How is spousal support handled in Mississippi?

It goes without saying that getting a divorce affects a person not only emotionally, but also financially as well. Some spouses in Mississippi may be concerned about how they will support themselves after the divorce, particularly, if they were not working while married or if they earn significantly less than their ex. For this reason, sometimes, a court will order one party to pay alimony, also known as spousal support, to the other party.

Property division in a divorce can quickly become complex

Couples in Mississippi facing divorce have many issues to work through. Of course, emotionally, they are dealing with the end of their marriage and trying to figure out how they will move on. But, there are also many legal issues they will grapple with during this time. One of these issues is property division.

What factors might a court consider when determining alimony?

In Mississippi, it used to be the case that alimony -- financial payments made by one spouse to another after a divorce -- was a means to punish a man who had committed some sort of marital fault against his innocent wife. However, this is no longer the case. First of all, either men or women may be ordered to pay alimony, also known as spousal support. Moreover, it is no longer issued as a punishment. Instead, it is based on the financial needs of the receiving spouse and the ability of the supporting spouse to make such payments. It may be paid either periodically or as a single lump sum.