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Blog Posts in February, 2015

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  • MS Supreme Court Punts on Same-sex Divorce
    MS Supreme Court Punts on Same-sex Divorce

    Yesterday, the Mississippi Supreme court stayed a case before it challenging the trial court’s denial of a divorce to a same-sex couple lawfully married in California. The Court is awaiting a decision ...

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  • Alimony is Not Deductible unless You’ve Paid All Your Child Support
    Alimony is Not Deductible unless You’ve Paid All Your Child Support

    Generally, child support is not tax-deductible, but alimony is. However, the IRS has ruled that the payer of support or alimony does not have the right to deduct any of the alimony until all child ...

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  • Want a witness to show up at court? You better pay them.
    Want a witness to show up at court? You better pay them.

    Last year, Mississippi Code Annotated §25-7-47 was amended to set out fees for non-party witnesses under a subpoena. Rule 45 of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure requires payment of a witness ...

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  • Legislature Changing Divorce Law, or Meaningless Gesture?
    Legislature Changing Divorce Law, or Meaningless Gesture?

    House Bill 185 seeks to amend Mississippi’s divorce statute to add language that says that a divorce on habitual cruel and inhuman treatment may be granted where there is “excessive verbal, mental, ...

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