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Blog Posts in June, 2013

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  • HOW DOES OVERTIME AFFECT CHILD SUPPORT?
    HOW DOES OVERTIME AFFECT CHILD SUPPORT?

    Child Support calculation will include overtime if it is a regular occurrence. If a wage earner does not believe overtime should be included, they should be prepared to show the overtime has a ...

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  • PLACING PROPERTY IN JOINT NAMES DOES NOT NECESSARILY MAKE IT MARITAL PROPERTY
    PLACING PROPERTY IN JOINT NAMES DOES NOT NECESSARILY MAKE IT MARITAL PROPERTY

    All property acquired or accumulated during the marriage is marital property unless it was acquired by gift or inheritance and has been kept separate. Separate property can become marital property, ...

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  • IF A CHILD IS DISABLED, BE CAREFUL TO PROVIDE FOR HIS ADULT SUPPORT IN ANY DIVORCE
    IF A CHILD IS DISABLED, BE CAREFUL TO PROVIDE FOR HIS ADULT SUPPORT IN ANY DIVORCE

    The Supreme Court has recently made it clear that there is no law in Mississippi which will force a divorced parent to pay for support of a disabled adult child. The Court has found that neither the ...

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  • GRANDPARENTS DENIED VISITATION BECAUSE THEY WERE NEVER PERMITTED TO VISIT BEFORE!
    GRANDPARENTS DENIED VISITATION BECAUSE THEY WERE NEVER PERMITTED TO VISIT BEFORE!

    Mississippi has a grandparent visitation statute which allows parents of deceased children to visit with their grandchildren. It also permits grandparents to force their child to allow visitation with ...

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  • MOTHER HELD IN CONTEMPT FOR NOT NOTIFYING DAD OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
    MOTHER HELD IN CONTEMPT FOR NOT NOTIFYING DAD OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

    A mother was found in contempt for failing to comply with the following Agreement regarding notification of school activities: “School and extracurricular activities of the minor child shall be ...

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  • CIGARETTE SMOKING AND CHILD CUSTODY
    CIGARETTE SMOKING AND CHILD CUSTODY

    \ Cigarette smoking does not affect custody if the parent makes the attempt to smoke outside of the presence of the child. In the recent case of Tidmore v. Tidmore , No. 2012–CA–00167–COA (5/14/13), ...

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