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What is Considered Family Law

What is Considered Family Law

What is Considered Family Law

Are you familiar with what is considered family law for the state of Mississippi? Though there are various branches covered, we break them down for you here as far as our primary practice areas. We know how important family matters are, and want you to know your rights while entrusting in us for your court needs. After all, Mississippi is known as an equitable distribution state with only fundamental factors involved.


With more and more divorce cases each year, it becomes evident how difficult it may be to come to agreements/wanting to end the marriage. Our licensed attorneys treat fault and no-fault divorces with regards to providing you with exact requirements. Therefore, our firm will help you with formal court matters when it comes to family law. Family law also includes contested/noncontested divorce decrees and civil protection orders, as seen in domestic abuse cases. .

Prenup Agreement/Paternity Test

Avoid any hardships in the case of divorce or separation and have a backup plan. Always consider a prenup agreement upon marriage and paternity measures in court to avoid future problems. These parts of family law allow for written contracts in the case of divorce or death, including the right to property and assets, to name a few. It also allows the biological or legal father to take custody, parental or even child support rights.


You won’t have to go back and forth on disagreements with your spouse with the help of alimony rights. A judge addresses things like property distribution or distribution of assets. Our attorneys practice family law to better serve you with matters more than just divorce. Alimony is one of the elements that is considered temporary help as factors are looked upon during the process. Though it is not specified, once the judge has made a decision, either partner can benefit from the alimony.

Child Support/Visitation

As talked about in marriage cases with domestic violence abuse, this can also affect child custody/visitation rights. Circumstances vary, but some will only allow supervised visits if either parent has history/domestic issues. Basic visitation rights include the parent’s working out something that works for both the child’s best interest or, in some cases, the judge deciding if one cannot be made. When it comes to actual child support, both parents are expected to contribute. Both of the parents’ income will be considered, and the non-residential parent’s net income is used to determine exactly what percentage is included per child.

Mestayer Law Firm provides civil litigation for clients throughout the Gulf Coast area including Pascagoula, Biloxi, and Gulfport. If you are making future plans for your estate, then contact us today and let us help take care of every detail of your finances. Call us today at 228-762-1193 or visit We are your legal experts! You can also visit our office located at 2128 Ingalls Ave. in Pascagoula, Mississippi. We look forward to talking with you!

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This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am licensed to practice law in Mississippi and have based the information presented on US laws. This article is legal information and is for entertainment and informational purposes only and should not be seen as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information. Any information provided in this blog is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but that there may be omissions, errors or mistakes.

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