What Does No-Fault Divorce In Mississippi Really Mean? The Answer May Surprise You!


The state of Mississippi offers both fault and no-fault divorce, but these terms may actually mean something different than what you'd expect. The no-fault divorce law in the state of Mississippi is actually a specific modification of no-fault law called "Irreconcilable Differences." While the terms no-fault and irreconcilable differences are sometimes used interchangeably, they are actually quite different as it pertains to divorce in the state of Mississippi. Read on to find out exactly what a no-fault divorce in Mississippi really means.

19 November 2015

Innocent Mistakes You Should Avoid In Divorce Court


If your divorce proceedings will be heading to court, this can turn an already stressful situation into something that can almost feel insurmountable. With emotions running high, it can be easy to falter and make some common mistakes in court. Here are four mistakes you should try your best to avoid during your day in court. 1. Don't Get Distracted in Court Don't let anything get you distracted the morning of your court case.

13 October 2015

The Value Of A Divorce Lawyer Who Understands Family


When parents get divorced, they create not only a legal issue—the breaking of a contract—they also create a familial quagmire. Just because a man and his wife get a divorce, the family ties between parents and children do not rupture. A lawyer who understands family can help to create an acceptable reality that will allow the family to adapt to the change in family structure.   Helping Children with the Divorce 

20 August 2015

When a Search Is a Search: Knowing Your Fourth Amendment Rights


The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was designed to protect people from abuse at the hands of a powerful government. These days this means that police usually cannot violate your personal privacy without a warrant. One of the main questions surrounding Fourth Amendment issues is whether the police "searched," or violated your privacy to begin with. The Supreme Court has established two main tests to determine if the police have performed an unreasonable search: the Katz test, and the Jones test.

6 August 2015

4 Things Not To Do During Divorce

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During an acrimonious divorce, it may seem like a good idea to get back at your ex by pulling a dirty trick or two. It can be extremely satisfying to get back at an ex-spouse for all the wrongs they committed during the marriage, but the truth is that trickery rarely leaves you with an advantage. During a divorce, you should resist the urge to be vengeful—because all too often, you'll be the one who ends up getting hurt.

31 July 2015

Understanding The Four Main Parts Of A Codicil


If you wish to update your will, then you can either write a new will or add a separate amendment to the first one. This second option is suitable if your updates aren't too extensive. For example, you can use a codicil to remove a beneficiary or designate a new guardian for your minor children. A good codicil is one with at least these four sections: Title The title of your codicil will not differ much from your original title's will.

29 July 2015

2 Tips to Help You Find Your Birth Parents


The desire to get to know one's birth parents is not uncommon among children who have been adopted. As an adult it becomes possible for adopted children to manage the search for their birth parents themselves rather than relying on a family member to follow up on any potential leads. If you haven't had any luck identifying your birth parents in the past, here are two tips you can use to help you find the information you are looking for.

24 July 2015

Get Financially Ready For A Divorce


The signs are there, you and your husband are going to divorce. Now is the time to start preparing yourself financially. Divorce can cost thousands of dollars. The more contentious the divorce, the longer it will take and the more it will cost. Follow these tips to get ready. Make Copies of Financial Documents The next step is to make copies of all of the financial statements that you can. Make a copy of the life insurance policies, the 401(k), the bank statements and credit card statements.

21 July 2015

3 Ways A Divorce Lawyer Can Help You During Your Divorce


If you and your spouse have agreed to divorce, you may be tempted to dissolve the marriage without the help of a lawyer. However, if assets or children are involved, you need legal representation. Here are a few ways a divorce lawyer can assist you during a divorce: Filing for Custody If you and your spouse have a minor child, you may want to maintain primary custody. Yet, the custodial arrangements will be based on what's best for your youngster.

20 July 2015

Why People Sell Marital Homes During Divorce


Most divorces involve selling the family home. There may be compelling reasons for this even if you wish to keep your primary residence for the sake of the children or due to your emotional attachment to it. Some of the reasons that may compel you to sell the house include: Division of Property All marital assets must be divided during a divorce, and this includes the family's home. Since you can't physically divide a home, the available options include selling it to divide the proceeds or buying a partner's stake in the property.

14 July 2015