Mississippi Divorce Lawyers

Amanda Jane Proctor
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience

University of MississippiMississippi
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Sarah Ann Ellis
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Lawyer

University of Mississippi, University of Tennessee - Knoxville and University of Tennessee - KnoxvilleMississippi
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Devin Whitt
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience

Are you being threatened by a spouse relating to a divorce or child custody matter? Have you recently been arrested and now face significant jail time, loss of driving privileges or other significant fines? Please be... Read More »
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William R. Wright
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience

William was born in Jackson, Mississippi and was educated in the Jackson Public Schools, having graduated from Murrah High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in 1968 and a Master... Read More »
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Dianne Herman Ellis
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Ocean Springs, MS Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(228) 215-0037 1145 Robinson Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
We are a South Mississippi law firm serving the needs of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and surrounding areas. We represent clients in all of the courts of Harrison, Jackson, and Hancock counties, with the surrounding counties upon request. We represent our clients in Chancery, Circuit, County, Youth, Justice, and Municipal Courts, as well as in the Federal Court systems. Our practice is limited to Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Modifications of Child Custody, Paternity, Youth Court actions, Adoptions, and other family matters, and to Criminal Defense. including felony defense, DUI, drug crimes,...
Jeffrey Padgett
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Batesville, MS Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(662) 563-9625 103-2A Woodland Dr
PO Box 1324
Batesville, MS 38606
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Mississippi College School of Law
For the last 17 years, I have been representing clients in the areas of personal injury/accidents, criminal defense including DUI and drug charges, along with securing visitation rights for dad's and their children. Feel free to call me to discuss your case 662-563-9625.
Heather Danielle Blansett
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Houston, MS Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
(662) 456-4615 108-B Jefferson Street
Houston, MS 38851
Divorce, Family, Probate and Real Estate
University of Mississippi
I grew up in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. I received a J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2015, and I was sworn in to practice law as a member of the Mississippi Bar in November of 2015. I enjoy practicing law in a variety of areas.
Jon Powell
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Flowood, MS Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(601) 706-2915 1084 Flynt Drive
Suite D
Flowood, MS 39232
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Mississippi
Author of the book "Divorce in Mississippi", Jon has extensive trial experience in all matters concerning divorce, family law, estates, guardianships and conservatorships and real estate related issues. Jon's 23 years of experience and practical common sense approach in representing clients and seeking solutions to their problems makes Jon different from other lawyers in his desire to efficiently get the client what they want instead of seeking for more ways to bill the client.
Devin Whitt
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(601) 607-5055 774 Avery Blvd N
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Ridgeland, MS 39157
Free ConsultationRidgeland, MS Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
Divorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
Are you being threatened by a spouse relating to a divorce or child custody matter? Have you recently been arrested and now face significant jail time, loss of driving privileges or other significant fines? Please be aware that you have rights. We are a Jackson, Mississippi area family law and criminal defense firm dedicated to providing each and every client experienced, aggressive representation at a reasonable prices. When you retain out firm, you ensure that your case will be thoroughly reviewed and it will given the personal,critical attention necessary to meet your objectives. We believe...
Timothy James Evans
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Hattiesburg, MS Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(601) 255-5085 606 Adeline Street, Suite 1A
P.O. Box 18710
Hattiesburg, MS 39404
Free ConsultationDivorce, Animal, Appeals and Domestic Violence
Mississippi College School of Law
Hello. My name is Tim Evans, and I'm a native of Quitman, Mississippi. I attended the University of Mississippi on a Naval ROTC scholarship and served as a commissioned officer in the Navy for three years. I taught middle school and high school before attending and graduating from Mississippi College School of Law. After law school, I served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William H. Myers, presiding judge for the Court of Appeals of the State of Mississippi. I moved to Hattiesburg in 2003 to begin private practice, and I have had a wide range...
Camila Alexandra McElwain
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Tupelo, MS Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(662) 269-3052 202 N. Spring Street
Upstairs
Tupelo, MS 38802
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Mississippi
I was born in Bogota, Colombia. I immigrated to the United States as a small child. I grew up in and around Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I became a naturalized United States Citizen when I was about 21. I joined the U.S. Army Reserve in 2000, and after 9/11, I spent more than two years on active duty tours. Fortunately, I was not deployed overseas and was able to remain state-side during my active duty tours. I met my husband through the military and moved to Mississippi when we got married. I received my Bachelor's in Business Management, cum laude,...
Benjamin Murphy
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Hernando, MS Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(662) 449-1000 2565 Caffey St.
Hernando, MS 38632
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of Mississippi
Ben is native of DeSoto County. He is a graduate of Southaven High School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Ben was accepted to the University of Mississippi School of Law. He spent a summer semester of law school at the University of Hawaii before graduating early. Ben is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. He has been practicing since 2007. Ben is an approved guardian ad litem whose duty is to represent the...
William Housley
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Tupelo, MS Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(662) 844-5635 110 Robins St
Tupelo, MS 38804
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Mississippi
Experienced litigator for over 20 years specializing in criminal defense, family law and personal injury. Realize that bad things happen to good people and need somebody with expertise to level the playing field and get the best possible results.
Charles Edwin Yow II
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Oxford, MS Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(662) 232-2440 1300 Van Buren Ave
Suite 112
Oxford, MS 38655
Divorce, Estate Planning, Native American and Real Estate
University of Mississippi
Benjamin Murphy
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Hernando, MS Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience

Ben is native of DeSoto County. He is a graduate of Southaven High School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Upon completion of his... Read More »
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Willard Benton Gregg
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience

The University of Mississippi School of LawMississippi and Alabama
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Margarette Lafaye Meeks
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Jackson, MS Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(601) 207-2557 460 Briarwood Drive
Suite 400
Jackson, MS 39206
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Probate and Social Security Disability
Mississippi College School of Law
Margarette Meeks is an attorney in private practice at The Law Office of Margarette Meeks, PLLC. She received her juris doctorate degree from Mississippi College School of Law and her bachelor's and master's degrees from Mississippi State University. In addition to private practice, Margarette has worked in municipal and state government at the City of Clarksdale (Mississippi), the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, the Administrative Office of Courts, the Mississippi Supreme Court, and the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office.

J. Edward Rainer
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Brandon, MS Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(601) 825-0212 2006 Courtside Drive
Brandon, MS 39042
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Jackson School of Law
William Matthew Thompson
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(601) 850-8000 745 Avignon Drive, Ste. D
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Divorce and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
Matthew founded and operates the Thompson Law Firm, pllc, emphasizing Family Law in Mississippi, including; Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Modification, Contempt, Adoption and Appeal practice areas.
Terence L. High
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Jackson, MS Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(866) 991-2218 395 Edgewood Terrace Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal and DUI
Capital University Law School
Terence attended Mississippi State University on athletic scholarship and played college football. He received his B.A. in Accounting from Mississippi State University in 1992. Also, he received his M.A. in Accounting from the University of Mississippi in 1995. In 1999, he received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Terence was an associate with the law firm of Mitchell, McNutt & Sams in their Jackson, MS office from 1999 to 2001. He was an associate with the Jackson office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz from 2002 to...
John Holaday
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Flowood, MS Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(601) 414-3574 586 Lakeland East Drive, Suite C
Flowood, MS 39232
Divorce, Criminal, Family and White Collar Crime
University of Mississippi
John G. Holaday

John graduated Cum Laude from Mississippi State University with a B.A. degree, major in English. He attended Ole Miss law school and graduated Cum Laude in May of 1994. At Ole Miss law school, John served on the Law Journal Editorial Board, the Moot Court Board and received several scholarships. Immediately after graduation, he began a one year law clerk position with United States District Judge Charles W. Pickering, Sr. After the clerkship, he went to work for Langston Frazer Sweet & Freese. At Langston Frazer, John primarily handled complex civil litigation including...
Anna K. Robbins
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New Albany, MS Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(662) 845-4477 P.O. Box 84
113 E. Bankhead st.
New Albany, MS 38652
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Mississippi
Anna is focused on providing high-quality general legal counsel in a variety of areas, including divorce, child custody, estate planning and probate, land issues, real estate closings, juvenile law, criminal law, elder law, family law, and business formation.
Joseph Anthony Denson
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Meridian, MS Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(601) 693-5400 1004 20th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Walter Alan Davis
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Oxford, MS Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(662) 281-0001 324 Jackson Ave E
Oxford, MS 38655
Divorce, Business, DUI and Family
University of Mississippi
Mr. Davis is admitted to practice before all Mississippi State and Federal Courts, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Davis is a member of The Mississippi Bar Association, American MENSA, Defense Research Institute, American Inns of Court, William C. Keady Chapter, and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. While in college, Mr. Davis was a member of Phi Delta Phi, and while in Law School served on the Editorial Board of the Mississippi Law Journal, as well as working with the public interest Housing Law Clinic; and served on...
Steven N Eckert
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Biloxi, MS Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(228) 284-5915 178 Main Street
Suite
Biloxi, MS 39530
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola University New Orleans
Steven obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University. During his undergraduate studies, Steven completed Mississippi State’s cooperative education program with Union Carbide Corporation. Following the completion of his undergraduate studies, Steven went to work for Union Carbide as a production engineer at their Texas City, Texas and St. Charles, Louisiana manufacturing facilities. He began law school during the evenings at Loyola University’s School of Law in New Orleans. Steven received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Loyola University School of Law in 2003. Following law school, Steven began his legal...
Amanda Jane Proctor
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(601) 366-8090 1062 Highland Colony Pkwy
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Divorce and Family
University of Mississippi
William R. Wright
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(601) 366-8090 1062 Highland Colony Pkwy
#250
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
The University of Mississippi School of Law
William was born in Jackson, Mississippi and was educated in the Jackson Public Schools, having graduated from Murrah High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in 1968 and a Master of Business Administration in 1970 from the University of Southern Mississippi. William was a lieutenant in the United States Army with the Infantry Division from 1970 to 1972. He earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1974 where he served as business manager of the Mississippi Law Journal.

William has been named as a SuperLawyer in family law for seven consecutive years...
Keri Temple Haralson
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Brandon, MS Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(601) 824-9768 106 Town Square
Brandon, MS 39042
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Mississippi College School of Law
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Craig Robertson
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(601) 898-8655 128 N Maple St
STE A
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Divorce and Family
University of Mississippi
Craig Robertson is the founder and managing partner of Robertson + Easterling. He loves his job. Craig is an innovative problem solver and an energetic mediator. Craig gets his competitive fix in the courtroom, where he has excelled since becoming a member of the bar after graduating from Ole Miss in 1999. In fact, Super Lawyers magazine has named him a Rising Star every year since 2008, and he is board certified in family law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In 2011, Craig was chosen by the Mississippi Business Journal as a Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes...
Lindsey B. Abdalla
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Summit, MS Divorce Attorney
(601) 276-3131 701 S Laurel Street
Post Office Box 662
Summit, MS 39666
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Mississippi College School of Law
Pamela Hancock
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Attorney
(601) 853-2223 855 S Pear Orchard Rd
Building 100
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
Madison County Attorney Pamela L. Hancock proudly serves the people of the Greater Jackson area. As the founder of the Hancock Law Firm, she takes pride in her ability to guide clients through a number of complex or emotional matters, including family law, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and much more. She uses her diverse background and education, as well as her commitment to the law, to create comprehensive case strategies that look at the matter from multiple angles. She has earned a positive reputation within the community and among her former clients and can skillfully handle issues in...
Carole Tingle
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Hattiesburg, MS Divorce Attorney
(855) 529-8946 1507 Hardy Street
Suite 102
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
University of Mississippi and University of Alabama School of Law
In addition earning a J.D. from The University of Mississippi School of Law, both of Tingle Law Group, PLLC's attorneys graduated magna cum laude from The University of Alabama School of Law with an LL.M. in Taxation, and their previous work experience has included employment with the Internal Revenue Service and non-profit legal organizations to private practice. As such, our attorneys are capable of handling diverse legal issues ranging from taxation to family law, wills and estates, and other litigation matters. Our goal is to provide high-quality services at reasonable rates. Contact us for additional information.
Bernard C Jones Jr
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(601) 957-5747 360 Towne Center Blvd.
Suite B
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Mississippi College School of Law
Bernard C. Jones, Jr. was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1984. Before entering law school, Bernard served as the Legal Assistance Coordinator for the Mississippi office of the Emergency Land Fund, a nonprofit group which provided education, loans and legal assistance to minority landowners in the south. He also worked as a Title Abstractor for one of Mississippi's largest law firms while in law school. In both positions, he acquired a wealth of knowledge in the area of real property law. Bernard testified as an expert witness for the first time in an oil and gas lawsuit less than...
Marty Haug
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Starkville, MS Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(662) 324-9492 203 East Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Originally from Starkville, MS, he graduated from Mississippi State University then moved to Florida for law school and practiced law in Florida until 2010, when he returned to Starkville and founded the Law Offices of C. Marty Haug. Since then he has been operating this law practice representing clients in various legal proceedings including Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Divorce and Custody and other general litigation issues.
Francis Springer
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Jackson, MS Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(601) 605-5004 213 S. Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
Becky Allen-Farrell
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Bay St Louis, MS Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(228) 467-0177 125 Main Street
2nd Floor
Bay St Louis, MS 39520
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Proudly practicing since 2001 in Hancock, Harrison, Stone, Pearl River Counties, Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Pearl River, Picayune, Gulfport, Biloxi, Kiln, and Saucier. Personal Injury, Criminal, Estate, DUI-DWI, Divorce & Family Law, Felony, Small Claims Court, Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence, Business law, Probate, Wills, Simple Legal Documents.
Matthew Scott McKenzie
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Oxford, MS Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(662) 236-9996 1 S Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS 38655
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
University of Mississippi
After graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2006, Matt joined the law firm of Tannehill & Carmean, PLLC in Oxford. Matt's area of practice includes all matters relating to real estate, wills and estates, debt collection, and family law.

In November of 2013, Matt was voted one of Super Lawyer's Rising Stars of the Mid South.

While in law school, Matt clerked for two years with Hughes & Hitt, P.A., assisting with real estate loan closings. Matt also clerked with The Scruggs Law Firm, assisting with case research and drafting memorandums for mass tort litigation. In his last...
Swayze Alford
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Oxford, MS Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(662) 234-2025 1300 Van Buren
Suite 110
Oxford, MS 38655
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Mississippi
Swayze earned his B.B.A. in Accounting in 1984 from Ole Miss, followed by his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was admitted to practice in MS, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts, and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Over the past two decades, Swayze has assisted clients throughout the state, and uniquely served the Ole Miss community. His clients are often referred to him for his experience in divorce, DUI, and criminal defense work. In addition to his client work, he has returned on occasion...
Phillip Matt Blanchard II
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Tupelo, MS Divorce Attorney
(662) 840-0620 319 W Jefferson St
Tupelo, MS 38804
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Business and Family
University of Mississippi
Gary Honea
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McComb, MS Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(601) 250-5687 209 Apache Drive
McComb, MS 39648
Divorce, Criminal, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Mississippi
Mark A. Chinn
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Jackson, MS Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(601) 366-4410 4316 Old Canton Rd Suite 200
Jackson, MS 39211
Divorce and Family
University of Mississippi
Robert T. Cornelius Sr
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New Albany, MS Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(662) 534-7473 New Albany, MS 38652
Divorce, Business, Legal Malpractice and Real Estate
Mississippi College School of Law
I am a native Mississippian with 38 years of experience in many areas. I have closed thousands of real estate transactions, formed business corporations, sued for personal injury and written hundreds of wills and probated estates. I have offices in Olive Branch and New Albany and appear in all of the courts in North Mississippi.
Christopher Christian Haug
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Ocean Springs , MS Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(228) 872-8752 528 Jackson Avenue
Ocean Springs , MS 39564
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
University of Alabama School of Law
Christopher C. "Stopher" Haug, is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Stopher has over fourteen years of experience in representing clients in many areas of the law, ranging from general civil litigation to domestic and family law, personal injury, criminal law, as well as contract disputes and business formation and strategy.

Before partnering with Todd Farrar and subsequently Jonathan Franco, Stopher owned his own law firm, The Haug Law Firm in Ocean Springs, MS, worked with two regional law firms in Mississippi and Alabama and served as in-house counsel for one of the largest companies in the Gulf...
Willard Benton Gregg
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Ridgeland, MS Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(601) 366-8090 1062 Highland Colony Pkwy
#250
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Divorce and Family
The University of Mississippi School of Law
Lauren E. Kelley
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Gautier, MS Divorce Attorney with 1 year experience
1523 Old Spanish Trail
Gautier, MS 39553
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
William F. Longwitz
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Madison, MS Divorce Attorney
(601) 605-5879 P.O. Box 1273
Madison, MS 39130
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Collections
University of Mississippi
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

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Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.