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    • Costly Mistakes to Avoid in a Divorce

      Getting a divorce can be a nasty business. The worst part is it can end up costing you a small fortune if you aren't careful. Many people are so anxious to get the process over with that they often ...

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    • Child Custody: What is in the Child’s Best Interest?

      In child custody cases, nearly all courts make decisions based on what is in the best interests of the child. Missississippi is no exception to this law. However, it can be confusing trying to ...

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    • Who Is Eligible for a Mississippi Divorce?

      You may be surprised to learn that couples can’t get divorced until they “qualify” for the process. Every state’s qualifying criteria is different, which is why it’s crucial that all Mississippi ...

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    • Hancock Law Firm: COVID-19 Notice

      Like you, Hancock Law Firm is deeply concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, and the well-being of our clients and our staff during this time. We recognize the unique challenges we are all ...

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    • Hancock Law Firm Expands with Addition of Attorney Jeanine M. Carafello

      Hancock Law Firm is proud to be a Madison County law firm comprised of leading legal minds and truly compassionate professionals. We have recently expanded our team with the addition of the talented ...

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    • Requirements for a Will under the Uniform International Wills Act

      The Convention on the Form of an International Will (the “Convention”) was drafted and presented to the international community in 1973. The Convention was signed and ratified by a number of ...

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    • The Legal Fiction of Equitable Adoption When a Person Dies Without a Will

      In general terms, the judicial doctrine of “equitable adoption” recognizes a valid parent-child relationship in the absence of a formal adoption procedure, holding a person who has acted like a ...

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    • A Parent's Inheritance Can Affect Child Support Payments

      The federal Child Support Enforcement Act of 1984 requires each state to develop its own set of systematic guidelines for calculating awards of child support. Generally, state child support guidelines ...

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