Welcome to FindLaw's section on Mississippi's family laws, a legal practice area that covers the relations of family members, including marriage, divorce, adoption, and much more. Some laws covered in this section are related to criminal law, including stalking laws and the process for getting an order of protection, as well as domestic violence and child abuse. You'll also find information about what constitutes a legal marriage in Mississippi, how to get divorced, how to collect child support or alimony, and how child custody is determined by the courts. In addition, this section includes an article on the state's abortion restrictions. Click on a link below to learn more about Mississippi family laws.