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August 2017 Archives

Stepparents and legal authority over stepchildren

If you are a stepparent, you may feel that you are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to making decisions about raising the child you love. Even if you operate as the father or mother of child from day to day, his or her biological parents still retain the lion's share of legal authority over the parenting decisions.

How many kinds of DUI charges are there?

No matter what kind of drunk driving charges you are facing, it is always wise to fight them. These charges can carry hefty fines and heavy legal and social consequences that may follow you for years. Even in the event of very serious charges, you may have more options that you think to defend yourself, but you must take swift, decisive action as soon as you can.

Legal separation offers couples an option to divorce

If you and your spouse are considering a divorce but are unsure about it, you may benefit from the use of a legal separation. Legal separations operate very similar to divorce, but do not actually terminate the marriage, giving spouses time and space to take stock of the relationship while operating within a structure similar to a divorce decree. In some cases, couples undergo legal separation and find that they do not actually want to divorce, while others use it as a more gentle on-ramp to dissolving the marriage.

Understanding Mississippi's marijuana laws

While some states have legalized the sale of medical and recreational marijuana, the law in Mississippi is still tough on marijuana sales. In fact, you could be facing the possibility of years in prison if you are accused of selling or trafficking marijuana in Mississippi.

Young divorcing couples may not want to keep the house

When you begin wading into the tricky waters of divorce, finding a way to fairly divide marital assets can be tricky. This is especially true for couples without children who have few assets other than a house. If you have concerns about who will keep the house or whether to keep it at all, don't worry — there are solutions to all of these concerns, even if they are not what you might prefer.


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