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.
It goes without saying that getting a divorce affects a person not only emotionally, but also financially as well. Some spouses in Mississippi may be concerned about how they will support themselves after the divorce, particularly, if they were not working while married or if they earn significantly less than their ex. For this reason, sometimes, a court will order one party to pay alimony, also known as spousal support, to the other party.
Adoption can be a wonderful way to grow your family, and there are many children in Mississippi's foster care system who need homes. However, there is a process parents must go through when adopting a child through foster care.