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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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    • Why March Has the Highest Divorce Rate in America

      Divorces are a common occurrence, as reportedly 50% of all marriages will end in divorce; however, divorces are not spread out evenly across the year. In fact, the divorce rate spikes at different ...

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    • Types of Divorce Explained

      Although most people immediately assume that divorce has to be stressful and full of arguments over property and asset division, that isn’t always the case. In fact, there are many different forms of ...

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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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