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January 2016 Archives

How do Mississippi courts collect back child support owed?

Mississippi child support laws ensure that custodial parents receive financial support from the other parent to help raise their children. However, just because the laws are there does not mean that every parent will follow them. When a parent fails to meet his or her obligation to pay child support, the law can be enforced in a variety ways.

How much child support will I have to pay and for how long?

Mississippi law provides guidelines for family courts to determine how much a parent will need to pay in child support following his or her divorce proceedings. Generally, the law states non-custodial parents will be required to pay a percent of their income, and the percentage will increase based on how many children the parent shares with the ex-spouse.

Jamie McCourt sites her own ignorance for her divorce settlement

Turning to the page in your life that comes after divorce can be difficult for any Mississippi couple. If you happen to be a couple that has accumulated significant assets over the course of your marriage, issues of property division can make for a lot of contention that can wind up being very costly. We noted as much in one particular post last March.

Military parents may face unique child support hurdles

Every state has its own laws regarding how child support determinations are made. Typically a formula is available to help guide things. That is the case in Mississippi. In general terms, both parents have an obligation of support to their children, but only the non-custodial parent tends to have the duty to make payments.