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How to Foster to Adopt in Mississippi

Fostering and then adopting a child is an important service you can provide to society, growing your family and giving children the love and stability they deserve. Here’s how the process works in Mississippi. Foster Parent Eligibility In Mississippi, foster parents must be licensed. Both single people and married couples are eligible to adopt children, […]

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Legal Guardian for Adults with Disabilities

Whether by birth or due to an event later in life, some adults end up with physical or mental restrictions on their ability to communicate, or otherwise advocate for and take care of themselves. When that happens, they may have to rely on other adults to become their guardians to act within their best legal interests. […]

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How to Become a Legal Guardian to a Minor

A legal guardian is an individual who has legal responsibility for and authority over the interests of a person and their property. Generally, an individual can gain legal guardianship over a minor, or adults incapacitated by age or disability. When a person becomes a legal guardian, their role is to act in the best legal […]

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Legal Guardian for Elderly

It’s the cycle of life: first, your parents take care of you. Then, when you’re older, you take care of them. Normally for many of us that just may mean sharing living space with our grandparents or aging parents, but in the case of the ailing health of older family members, we may have to […]

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How to Become a Legal Guardian

A legal guardian is an individual who has legal responsibility for and authority over the interests of a person and their property. Generally, an individual can gain legal guardianship over a minor, or adults incapacitated by age or disability. When a person becomes a legal guardian, their role is to act in the best legal […]

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What is a no-fault divorce?

Though Mississippi does not have a truly “no-fault” divorce process, judges may grant a “no-fault” divorce to couples on the grounds that they are: Two legally married people who no longer wish to be married, and; At least one of them has resided in the state of Mississippi for at least 6 months, and; Neither […]

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How Long Does it Take to Get A Prenup in Mississippi

Suppose you and your partner are considering getting a prenuptial agreement. This is probably a good idea. If a prenup is on your agenda, it must be drafted and signed prior to your marriage, as the name suggests. How does getting a prenup in Mississippi work? If you and your partner want a prenup, the […]

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Mississippi DUI Penalties

Do not drink and drive. Do not drink and drive. Do not drink and drive. But suppose you do, anyway? Here are the penalties if you get a DUI. Is it your first offense?   Up to 48 hours in jail $250 to $1,000 fine 90-day license suspension You may also have to complete an […]

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How To Get Emancipated In Mississippi

Before we’re officially adults, many of us wish we didn’t have to live under the rule of our parents. Though for many of us this can be settled with having a talk with our parents, some young people, for whatever circumstances, are firm in their belief that living legally independent of their parents is best […]

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How to Find the Best Lawyer for Your Case

Sooner or later, each and every last one of us will face the responsibility of making a legal decision. Fortunately, we don’t have to do it alone. A properly-trained lawyer can be a huge asset to you if you ever need to navigate the legal system for any reason. But how does one choose the […]

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How to Get a Divorce in Mississippi

We’ve talked a lot here on the blog about divorces. From how to get a no-fault divorce, and the difference between a divorce and an annulment, we’ve covered the grounds for divorce; here’s how you start the process. Steps to Getting a Divorce in Mississippi Where do you live? You must reside in Mississippi for […]

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Getting a DUI Under 21

Even though in Mississippi you may be old enough to drive at the age of 16, the law says you are not old enough to purchase and/or possess alcohol until you are 21 years old. Driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal at any age, but the consequences for driving under the influence, especially […]

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Legal Custody versus Physical Custody

Having children doesn’t always mean having your children. In the case of parental separation, whether prior to or after the birth of a child, understanding the difference between legal and physical custody will have a direct impact on the trajectory of your children’s upbringing. What is the difference between physical custody and legal custody? Custody […]

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Do I Need a Prenup?

Prenups aren’t just for stockbrokers and celebrities. Though most marriages are done because of a feeling of needing a legal, and in many cases a religious, permanent bond with our partners, life happens. And in Mississippi, the odds of life happening to your marriage are high, with the state almost 7th highest in the country […]

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Difference Between an Annulment and Divorce

It might be harder to do emotionally, but legally, you can act like your relationship with your ex-spouse never happened. This ending of a marriage is called an annulment.  Whether or not you have children or share property or even live together, a marriage is a legal contract, and a divorce is the legal process […]

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How to Get a No-Fault Divorce in Mississippi

Sometimes it just doesn’t work out. And when it doesn’t, you don’t have to stay together, but the law in Mississippi does not make breaking up easy. Mississippians can petition for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, usually meaning one party does not have to prove misconduct on the part of their partner in […]

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How An Attorney Can Help You in the Adoption Process

For many families, children are a life-enhancing, enriching addition to their households. Many families desire children, but are unable for whatever reasons to have them biologically, and some feel the need to love and protect a child who isn’t biologically their own. This is where adoption, or the legal process of gaining full custody of […]

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How is child support calculated in Mississippi?

What is child support? Child support is a method of guaranteeing that a child primarily raised by only one parent gets the same financial support as if their parents shared the same household. Mississippi uses the percentage of income model, meaning child support payments are based off of the non-custodial parent’s income and number of […]

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What Happens at a DUI Checkpoint

All of us if we drive (whether or not we drink) will eventually go through it, if we haven’t a million times already; you’re driving along, usually at night, and at least a pair of blue lights flash as traffic ahead of you slows to a near-standstill. If you haven’t been drinking (and if your […]

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How Can My Facebook Profile Affect My Divorce?

What’s your favorite social media site? Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? SnapChat? Social media allows us not only the opportunity to share details and photos about our hobbies and important life events, but also lets us express ourselves however we wish. Depending on the content of your posts, however, that self-expression can be risky—especially when we go […]

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Why Civility Matters

Many times individuals who are going through a divorce are out for one thing: blood. While it is understandable that one person often feels hurt or wronged by the proceeding, it is important to realize this does not give you grounds to try to ruin the other person’s life. Some people will attempt to air […]

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Courtroom Etiquette

Most people can count on a single hand the number of times they have gone, or will go, into a courtroom. While there is no question some individuals will have a better understanding of the “system” it is always important to remember some very basic rules. Always be polite and show respect to the court […]

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Child Support 101

If you are getting a divorce and have children, both parties are likely interested in the amount of child support that will be awarded. This particular aspect is always one of contention, and neither party is typically happy when they find out how much they will receive or pay. Every state has guidelines that Chancellors […]

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Why Having a Will Matters

Thinking about your death is never fun. In fact many people get upset at the very thought, especially if they have a young family. But the reality is that someday you will pass away and having everything set up is extremely beneficial. Having a will helps your family members know who gets what, lays out […]

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Physical vs. Legal Custody

In any divorce where children are involved it is common for custody to be a hot-button issue. Often times everything but the custody of the children can be agreed to, and a Chancellor is left to make a determination as to how legal and physical custody will be split. Legal custody, simply put, deals with […]

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Requesting a Bond Reduction

Being arrested is a life changing experience. Often times individuals are able to make bail/bond fairly easy and can get back into their normal routine until trial. But what do you do if you bail/bond is so high that you are unable to make it? Your first step is hiring an attorney (or using the […]

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