Alimony in Mississippi

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Mississippi law recognizes four different types of alimony: First is  “Periodic Alimony” which is the traditional monthly alimony awarded for the support of the payee. Periodic Alimony generally has no fixed termination date except it automatically terminates at the death of the payer or the remarriage of the payee.  Second is “Lump Sum Alimony” which…

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Child Custody

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What does the court consider when determining child custody? The most important factor is the best interests of the children.  Other factors are: (1) age, health, and sex of the children; (2) continuity of care prior to the separation; (3) parenting skills and willingness and capacity to provide primary childcare; (4) employment of the parent…

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How to Get a Divorce

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If you are thinking about getting a divorce, there are several options to consider. If contested, divorces on fault grounds usually take longer and are more expensive than divorces on Irreconcilable Differences, a “no fault” ground for divorce.  Fortunately, many divorce cases that begin on fault grounds end up being compromised and settled on grounds…

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Teaching Trial Skills

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Litigation attorney and mediator Jay Jacobus traveled all the way to Burma, training independent young lawyers in trial skills in Yangon, Myitkyina and Dawei with the CEELI Institute of Prague. The mission of the CEELI Institute is to advance the rule of law in the world in order to: protect fundamental rights and individual liberties;…

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Firm Celebrates 25 Years

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Congratulations to the firm! Williford, McAllister & Jacobus has been serving clients in Mississippi for 25 years making it one of Mississippi’s 50 oldest law firms!

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