Mississippi Family Law

Mississippi Family Law


Quick Guide to Mississippi Family Laws


Where can I find the majority of Mississippi Family Laws?


You’ll have to visit the annotated code under the outside program of LexisNexis® for a complete listed of Mississippi family laws under the state’s judiciary.  Once you begin searching for Mississippi family law, you’ll want to reference Title 93 Domestic Relations which contains the majority of MS family law.  


In this article you’ll find general information about Mississippi family law about marriage requirements, divorce, adoption, child custody, and other commonly accessed areas of family law.  If you are referencing Mississippi family laws for legal help, you are highly advised to consult with a MS family law attorney before proceeding with any settlement process.  


Specific Mississippi Family Laws


Some general information about sections of Mississippi family law within Title 93 is listed below: 


Chapter 1 Marriage


This chapter of MS family law provides prerequisites for a valid marriage, as well as who cannot marry in the state of Mississippi.  This chapter also contains information on Mississippi family laws for licenses and other contracts, as well as who is legally allowed to solemnize a marriage.  


Chapter 5 Divorce and Alimony


This chapter of Mississippi family law is one of the most frequently accessed chapters under Mississippi’s annotated code.  This chapter covers general grounds for divorce, property division, spousal support (alimony), and much more.  Again, if you are regarding this section of Mississippi family law for legal advice, you are highly encouraged to hire an MS family law attorney.  


Chapter 17 Adoption


This chapter of Mississippi family law provides general provisions for adoption such as who may adopt a child, information about petitions, financial disclosures, investigative procedures from a child-placing agency, and much more. 


Subsection 2 of this chapter under Mississippi family laws provides information about the supplement benefits program, as well as eligibility factors for the benefits program.  


Chapter 25 and 27 Child Custody Procedure


These chapters of Mississippi family law provide detailed information about the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, as well as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.  For more information about child custody, talk with your MS family law attorney.  


How to Search Mississippi Family Law


Consider the follow search techniques while researching Mississippi family laws.  These search techniques will work for this website as well.   


1. Stemming- this technique includes adding suffixes onto your search, such as divorces, divorcing, divorced, or more


2. Wildcards- a wildcard allows you to search multiple words using an asterisk, and adopt* will usually bring you to adopted, adoption, adopting, adoptive, adoptable, and more. 


3. Missing variables- you can search for a missing variable with a question mark, and wom?n will bring results associated with woman, women, and more


4. Boolean Operators- you should always consider using and, or, and not to limit your searches as well 


Of course, searching for a specific term will limit your search and bring you closer to what you’re looking for in MS family law, but if you’re having trouble finding a term, you can use the methods above.  

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