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September 2016 Archives

Attorneys can assist with property division in a divorce

Getting a Mississippi divorce brings with it a whole host of emotions. Of course, there may be sadness that the marriage is ending, but there may also be anger, resentment and anxiety about what the future will bring. When these emotions get the best of a person, it can make the divorce process particularly contentious, particularly when it comes to property division. After all, each spouse wants to walk away from the process feeling, like they got their fair share. To further complicate matters, some types of assets cannot simply be split in half, and some types of assets are exempt from divorce.

What are some benefits of a postnuptial agreement?

Whether they are caught up in the whirlwind of wedding planning, find the topic to be unromantic or for any other number of reasons, many couples in Gulfport do not draft a prenuptial agreement (prenup) prior to getting married. And, that is unfortunate because drafting a prenup opens the lines of communication regarding finances and expectations that can serve as the groundwork for a solid relationship. However, even if one has not drafted a prenup, it is not too late. They can draft a postnuptial agreement (postnup).

How does deployment affect military child custody?

When two parents in Mississippi are no longer in a relationship with one another and one of them is a U.S. service member, it can make child custody situations complicated. This is especially true if the service member's duties take him or her away from home and away from the child.

Back to school time and parenting plans after divorce

Another summer season is winding down in Mississippi, and a new school year is upon us. Newly divorced parents, however, may be struggling with how to create a parenting plan that meets their child's needs, both in and out of school. They need to decide which school the child will attend, where the child will live during the school week and on weekends and who will be responsible for the child's after school care and activities.

Can one still collect Social Security benefits after a divorce?

More and more "baby boomers" in Gulfport are undergoing some significant life changes these days. Many are retiring and, due to the "grey divorce" phenomena, some may be contemplating divorce. Individuals count on receiving Social Security benefits to augment their retirement income. However, what happens to these Social Security benefits should the recipient divorce?