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In Legal Terms: Family Law Task Force

Mississippi Family Law could be changing. There’s a task force considering reforms. We’ll learn what needs to be reformed and what some possible options are with our guest Judge Troy Odom. https://www.rankincounty.org/department/index.php?structureid=39

Judge Odom who was a guest on our show 08112020 to talk about the Chancery Court.

http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-chancery-court


https://courts.ms.gov/news/2021/0616.21%20Task%20force,%20domestic%20relations.php

The Task Force, composed of judges, attorneys, child advocates, and law professors, will study models used by other states for child support, child care, and support expenses and will analyze current trends of law regarding no-fault divorce, child support payments past the age of majority for disabled children, and costs for guardians ad litem who represent the best interests of children.


The 2021 Legislature established a task force to study Mississippi’s domestic relations laws and to develop recommendations to the Legislature and the Mississippi Supreme Court for the purpose of revising Mississippi’s domestic relations laws and rules of court. Our guest is Judge Troy Odom a member of that task force. 


In Legal Terms has talked about Family Law before. You can find our broadcasts about:

Divorce and Money 051121 http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-divorce-and-money

Laws affecting Children 030320 http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-childrens-issues

Divorce 031720 http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-divorce-in-mississippi

Divorce and taxes 031020 http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-divorce-and-taxes

Child Custody 021919 http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-custody

Divorce 2018 http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/5cd2d695f9e59c996625762e


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