Benoit, Mississippi Family Lawyers
Sarah Ann was admitted to practice law in Mississippi in 2010. She is currently a member of Jackson Young Lawyers and the Family Law Section of the Mississippi bar. Sarah Ann has practiced law in Mississippi Chancery Courts, Circuit Courts, Youth Courts, and Federal Courts.
Amanda earned a B.A. and B.S. from the University of Mississippi in 2006. She received her J.D. at the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2009, where she was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal, and graduated...
Bo received his B.S., magna cum laude, in Forest Management from Mississippi State University in 1991. He obtained his J.D. from University of Mississippi School of Law in 1994. Bo is active in the Family Law Section of the Mississippi Bar, and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, the...
William received a B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Army with the 1st Infantry Division from 1970 to 1972. William earned his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1974.
William is admitted to practice in Mississippi, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, and U.S....
1) Family law (divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, and adoptions);
2) Civil litigation (plaintiff/defense/ personal injury/wrongful death/18-wheeler/automobile accidents, etc);
3) Criminal defense (felony, misdemeanor, drug and DUI defense), and expungements;
4) Wills, trusts and estate work; and
5) Appellate representation in the state and federal courts.
Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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