Mississippi has a process to register international adoption in this state. The procedure only comes into play if you have not previously registered the adoption in another state in the United States. If you have done that, there is no need to re-register the adoption in Mississippi, as the other state’s registration will be recognized in Mississippi.
In Mississippi, the process for a foster-care adoption is not that different from other types of adoptions. The main difference is that for foster-care children…
Learn more about the adoption process in Mississippi.
Search high and low, and we bet you won’t find attorneys posting their adoption fees online. Here, we’ll do just that. We believe in transparency with our fees, and today we’ll share with you what we typically charge for adoptions. First things first, the fee will depend on the type of adoption matter. There are […]
If you have lost a loved one, you may be looking into how to probate the estate. You may have more questions than answers. The process can be overwhelming. If you have looked around online, we bet you find it nearly impossible to figure out what an attorney in Mississippi will charge to probate an […]
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By John S. Grant IV on July 3, 2023 Our firm handles lots of appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Often, people with an appeal matter do not realize that their case can still be settled while it is on appeal. That is, in many cases, the parties can still come […]
I often have clients ask me how long their appeal will take. This post goes through the stages of the appeal and give you time frames, so you can know what to expect. My estimates are based on averages from the many appeals we have handled from start to finish and on statistical information provided […]
The length of time will generally depend on 3 factors. First, is the adoption contested or uncontested? Second, is the adopting party a stepparent or relative of the child, or a non-relative? Third, is the adoption a private adoption or a foster-care adoption? On the first issue, uncontested adoptions are much quicker than contested ones. […]
This is a question I get often. If you are the appellee – the party defending the trial court’s judgment – the answer is simple. If you win, the appeals court will simply “affirm,” or uphold, the trial court’s judgment. But what if you are the appellant, or the party appealing? Generally, in any type […]