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November 2016 Archives

Consider a prenuptial agreement before walking down the aisle

When a Gulfport couple decides to marry, they may simply be on cloud nine, or at least consumed with the practicalities of planning a wedding. However, they should also consider the practicalities of life after the wedding ceremony. For some couples, this means drafting a prenuptial agreement (a prenup).

What constitutes income for Mississippi child support purposes?

When two parents in Mississippi divorce, or if they were not married but are no longer in a relationship with one another, the court will need to determine how much child support to award the custodial parent. When determining how much child support to award, the judge needs to ascertain the parent's adjusted gross income. As a Gulfport resident might wonder, what is included as gross income for child support purposes?

Some child support issues require legal help

In Mississippi, the amount of child support a noncustodial parent will owe to the custodial parent is based on a formula. This formula is based on a number of factors, including each parent's income, how much time the child spends with each parent and others. However, what if these numbers are not correctly reported?

Can a prenuptial agreement be deemed invalid?

Some engaged couples in Mississippi waiting to "get hitched" may have taken the practical (albeit, not very romantic) step of creating a prenuptial agreement (a prenup.) They may rightly recognize that a well-drafted prenuptial agreement can protect both of their rights during the marriage. And if they divorce, the entire process may run more smoothly and with less strife with a prenuptial agreement in place. However, there are some circumstances in which a prenuptial agreement may be deemed invalid.