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  • Use of separate funds in the marriage does not convert the fund to marital property
    Use of separate funds in the marriage does not convert the fund to marital property

    In the seminal case of Helmsley v. Helmsley , 639 So.2d 915 (Miss. 1994), the Mississippi Supreme Court defined marital property as “any and all property acquired or accumulated during the marriage.” ...

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  • Ex-wife’s “remarrying well” is not a factor in increase in child support
    Ex-wife’s “remarrying well” is not a factor in increase in child support

    Child support is subject to increase where there has been a “substantial change in circumstances.” When determining whether modification of child support is warranted, the chancery court may consider ...

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  • What is the impact of a temporary custody order on the final result?
    What is the impact of a temporary custody order on the final result?

    When cases are started, the Court often enters a temporary order for custody, visitation and support of the child. Client’s often question what the significance of the temporary order is in the final ...

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  • Court is still not awarding support to disabled adult children.
    Court is still not awarding support to disabled adult children.

    Court is still not awarding support to disabled adult children. In BURRELL v. BURRELL, NO. 2018-CA-00760-COA , (Decided Jan. 7, 2020), the Court of Appeals affirmed a denial of child support for an ...

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  • If You Don't Ask For It, You Won't Get It
    If You Don't Ask For It, You Won't Get It

    Below is a short lesson regarding what happens when you do not have all of your ducks in a row when going into a court proceeding. If you don’t ask for it, you won’t get it. In BURRELL v. BURRELL, NO. ...

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  • Rehabilitative alimony is designed to help someone back into the work force.
    Rehabilitative alimony is designed to help someone back into the work force.

    “Mississippi law recognizes four types of alimony: periodic, lump-sum, rehabilitative, and reimbursement.” Stroh v. Stroh, 221 So. 3d 399, 412 (¶44) (Miss. Ct. App. 2017). “We recognize that ...

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