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January 2019 Archives

Child support enforcement may be necessary

Being a Mississippi parent is one of the greatest joys and responsibilities. Being responsible for raising a child into a happy and functioning adult is easier said than done. When co-parenting from separate households, the courts and the child rely on the parent's to uphold each parent's side of the bargain. When they fail to do so, it puts the child in an unfavorable position.

Military regulations affect child custody arrangements

Mississippi military member and their families have very different lives than civilians. There are many reasons to be interested in joining the military, but being a part of this group can affect many facets of one's life. For example, if thinking about getting a divorce or modifying a child custody arrangement, military family law can come into play. This changes the way the process goes, compared to those parents who are not involved with the military.

Can you put your emotions aside during your divorce?

With the New Year comes a change for many Mississippians looking to take this year in a new direction. For some, this brings the ultimate decision to get a divorce. Divorce can mean a lot of things to different people, but for many, it means a change in a positive direction. There can be many underlying reasons for a divorce. No doubt, there is usually no shortage of emotions during the process.

Payers of alimony can no longer claim it as a tax deduction

When the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve, it turned over a new era in personal taxes. There have been many changes to personal taxes to be filed for the year of 2018. One change has occurred to Mississippians who are (or who will be paying) alimony to their divorced spouse. Beginning New Year's Day, those who pay alimony will no longer be able to claim it as a tax deduction.

Which issues could cause a child custody dispute?

Parents know that raising a child is no easy feat. However, it can be extremely rewarding and some say, the best thing a person can do in their lifetime. However, not all parents end up staying together to raise their children. They may not have been together from the start.