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In order to file for a divorce in Mississippi, you must be a resident of this state and file in the proper county for the court to accept the case. If the court discovers it does not have jurisdiction over the parties and the subject, the case it will be dismissed. The requirements are as follows:
One spouse must be a resident of the state of Mississippi for a least 6 months prior to filing. If a member of the armed forces is stationed in Mississippi, he or she and his or her spouse is considered a resident. You attorney will make sure that the divorce is filed in the proper county, it depends upon who files the complaint for divorce. If the plaintiff is the only resident then in the county in which he or his resides.
A Complaint for Divorce, and Judgment of Divorce, are the essential documents needed to start and finalize a divorce according to Mississippi law. There number of documents filed between the start of the divorce and the finish can be just a few to over a hundred, depending upon the complexity of the case. Other documents that are typically filed during the process relate to: Property Distribution, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, etc.
If the parents do not mutually agree on matters concerning child custody, the Mississippi family court shall award custody based on the best interests of the child.
Custody arrangements may be modified when a material change in circumstances occur.
3. Child Support:
Child support includes monetary payments to the custodial parent and sharing of medicial expenses. Parents may also be required to share college expenses.
It's important to have a knowledgeable attorney assist you with issues relating to child support.
Adoptions are complex and require an attorney familiar with the details of the process.
Wills are important documents that should not be left to the inexperienced.
Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person's assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) require an attorney. It can be long, costly, and confusing process.
Trusts are useful tools to avoid probate, to provided for love ones, and to care for the elderly.
8. Estate Planning
Everyone give estate planning careful consideration. Proper planning allows you to pass on your estate as you intend.
Trusts and wills are never meant to be made and forgotten. Our goals and responsibilities change. With that you should modify the goals you set for your trusts and estates.
10. Lemon Law
The Dreher Law Office has a great deal of experience dealing with products that fail to do what they are made to do. We often classify these products as a "lemon". If you have purchased a product with continual problems contact us; we may be able to help.
11. Warranty Complaints
There are two basic kinds of warranties, implied warranties and express warranties. A knowledgeable attorney can greatly assist if you have a disagreement with a manufacturer or seller as to warranty coverage.
12. Debt Collection
If you are trying to collect a debt, we can provide the legal expertise to solve the problem.
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