Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children across Mississippi. The relationship they have with their grandchildren is an integral one in many kids' lives, as they provide advice, guidance, love and stability that a child cherishes. When the parents of the children divorce, it can end up impacting their relationship and leave a large hole in the lives of kids already struggling emotionally to come to terms with the end of their parents' marriage.
In many states, spouses may choose to live apart and yet, for one reason or another - health coverage, for example - not seek a divorce. The rights and duties of each spouse can be formalized in a legal separation agreement in some states. Such an agreement sets out the financial and other obligations of each spouse, and in the event of a breach, may be legally binding. But, not in the Magnolia State.
If Mississippi residents were asked to list the top 10 stressful situations a person could be in, having to go to court would probably be near the top of many people's lists. This would likely be especially true for family law court, where issues such as child custody and property division are handled. It's good to be prepared for court; many people find that this reduces their stress levels.
Let's take a look this week at a subject that concerns many Gulfport couples who, for any number of reasons, are in a committed relationship but are not married. How does family law in Mississippi treat these unmarried couples?
Politics has long been a realm of vigorous contention, both here in Mississippi and nationally. But, it seems to many people that the past few years have been remarkably fractious, with political arguments often cropping up at work and family gatherings. Although in many cases people end arguments by simply agreeing to disagree, there are other times when a political disagreement can have serious repercussions for a couple's relationship.
There are many children who are currently in foster care in Mississippi and in need of a permanent home where they can grow and thrive. There are many people in Mississippi who wish to give these children a home. However, it is important to have a basic understanding of how foster care adoption works.
The right of a parent to spend time with his or her child is often regarded as fundamental and inviolable. Unfortunately, both fathers and mothers occasionally mistreat their children in ways that require the state to intervene and to terminate the offending parent's parental rights. This post will provide a summary of one of the most contentious family law issues in Mississippi: termination of parental rights.
The adoption process is an exciting opportunity to grow a family. It also has important legal implications and can have a meaningful emotional impact on the parties. It can also carry with it a lot of excitement and hope for the future which is why it is helpful for families to be familiar with the process when contemplating it. In addition, the adoption process can be complicated so having trained guidance throughout it can help the adoption process be a smoother one.
Divorce can be an overwhelming process and the prospect of dividing all the assets of the divorcing couple can be upsetting for many divorcing spouses. Property division during divorce can present a variety of challenges and can create animosities during an already difficult time. There are practical considerations for take into account including that some assets cannot be split in two or that some assets may be excluded from the property division process.
Many people in Mississippi want to have a child of their own to love, care for and raise, and for some of them, adopting a child is a way for them to begin a family. Adoption is a noble act, but prospective parents should be aware that there are a number of steps on the path towards adopting a child.