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Category Archives: Family Law

Mississippi Adoption Laws: Covering the Basics

While adoption can be a joyful experience for the adopted child and the new parents, it is important to understand how the law affects the process. Because adoption laws can vary from state to state, here is a brief summary of the basics of adoption law in the state of Mississippi. What Is Adoption? Adoption… Read More »

Grandparent Visitation in Mississippi

Grandparents often play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that in 2006, of the 5.7 million grandparents who were living with their grandchildren, 42 percent were the primary caregivers. In recognition of the special relationship between a grandparent and grandchild, the Mississippi legislature has given… Read More »

Alimony in Mississippi

Alimony is spousal support given by one spouse to the other and is often an important component of a divorce settlement. Although a primary purpose of alimony is to preserve the parties’ economic status, even when both parties to the divorce are independently wealthy, one party may seek an alimony award. For example, according to… Read More »