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December 2013 Archives

Celebrities make good use of prenuptial contracts in divorce

Most celebrities are probably well-informed about the value of pre-nuptial agreements. The law regarding prenuptial agreements is pretty much the same in Mississippi and other states. A prenuptial is a contract that is entered into by two persons prior to marriage but in contemplation and in consideration thereof. The agreement sets forth the ownership of each party's assets and says whether those assets are subject to equitable property distribution in the event of a divorce.

Establishing child custody helps Mississippi grandparents

With courts favoring biological parents in most custody cases, it can be a confusing road to determining whether a child would benefit from living with someone else. For a Mississippi grandparent to retain child custody -- even after years of caring for their grandchild -- serious misconduct would have to be proved on the part of the parent. However, this can be exceedingly difficult to prove.