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November 2017 Archives

Enforcing a Mississippi child support order in another state

In most Mississippi divorces involving minor children, the non-custodial parent is ordered to pay child support to the parent who has custody of the children. As long as the non-custodial parent remains current on his or her obligations, the arrangement works well. But what happens if the non-custodial parent decides to move out of Mississippi? Fortunately for custodial parents who find themselves in such situations, they can look for relief to a statute adopted by the Mississippi Legislature, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.

A Mississippi child custody primer

Divorce is full of thorny and emotional issues. This is why divorce is often such a contentious process for couples in Gulfport. Perhaps the most contentious issue for some going through a divorce is child custody. Child custody deals with the sensitive issues of where a child will live and who will have the power to make important decisions on behalf of the child. Although child custody is known as a divorce issue, it can also crop up when unmarried couples choose to separate.

Divorce may have financial and other benefits for spouses

In Mississippi and across the country, divorce is often portrayed in a negative light. While the circumstances of a divorce can be unfortunate or even tragic, many of the consequences of a divorce can be positive for a Mississippi spouse. It is important to set the record straight so that Mississippi spouses have a more complete view of the pluses and minuses of divorce.

Can a parent be jailed for a child support delinquency?

Gulfport parents know that the failure to pay child support can have consequences. A failure to pay can result in income withholding from the delinquent parent's paycheck as well as the suspension of driver's licenses and professional licenses held by the delinquent parent. Most people have also probably heard that the failure to pay child support can also result in jail time for the delinquent parent. This blog post will briefly discuss this issue.