When your family is facing legal difficulties, you need an attorney on your side who truly cares—someone who will advocate for your best interests above all else. This kind of dedicated legal professional can be hard to come by.

At Ellis Law Firm, PLLC, our attorney has been focused on family law from the start of her career. She always knew that she wanted the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, and she strives to put her passion to work by guiding Mississippians through divorce proceedings, child custody battles, adoptions, and more. Reach out today to start moving forward with the help of genuine counsel in Gulfport.

Compassionate Guidance When You Need it Most

Navigate Divorce Proceedings

Change can be overwhelming, but sometimes, it’s necessary. Filing for divorce could be the first step on the path toward the future you deserve. However, that doesn’t mean that the proceedings will be easy. Luckily, you don’t have to face them alone. Our divorce attorney will stand by your side every step of the way. If questions or concerns arise, we’ll be here to seek answers, provide reassurance, or simply offer a listening ear.

Create a Comprehensive Custody Agreement

There are two kinds of custody in the state of Mississippi: legal and physical custody. Legal custody gives a parent the right to make decisions regarding the child’s education, religious upbringing, and more. Physical custody refers to where the child actually lives. Both kinds of custody can be shared or solely held by either parent.

Ultimately, a custody arrangement is determined based on the best interests of the child. To determine what agreement will serve the child’s needs, a variety of factors will be considered, including:

  • Each parent’s relationship with the child

  • Each parent’s employment situation

  • Each parent’s age, physical abilities, and mental health

  • The child’s age and, in some cases, their preference

If you are facing the difficult process of arranging a custody agreement, let a legal professional show you the way forward. Reach out to us today to get started.

Finalize Your Adoption

Growing your family through adoption is a beautiful thing. Letting an attorney lead you through the legalities of this process can give you the chance to focus on the joy of welcoming a new family member into your home.

From the initial filing of the petition for adoption, to the acquisition of consent from the child’s biological parents, to the finalization of the adoption, we are prepared to stand by your side as you strive to expand your family.



We Proudly Advocate for All Families

Our attorney, Dianne Ellis, is committed to serving all families in Mississippi. From single parents to grandparents to LGBTQIA+ parents, anyone who loves and cares for a child will be welcomed with open arms at Ellis Law Firm, PLLC.

Schedule a Consultation in Gulfport Today

When legal issues arise involving the people who matter most, it can be overwhelming. Let us take some of the weight off your shoulders during this tough time. Since 2008, our exceptional family law attorney has given countless families and individuals the chance to move forward and build stronger futures.

If you are ready to embrace your fresh start, reach out to Ellis Law Firm, PLLC in Gulfport today. Let’s discuss your divorce case, child custody agreement, or adoption. We serve clients in the surrounding areas of Biloxi, Pascagoula, and Bay St. Louis, as well as the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


Whether you’re navigating a divorce, crafting a custody arrangement, or welcoming a new member into your family through adoption, put your trust in capable, compassionate hands. Our family law attorney has been advocating for Mississippi families since 2008, and she is prepared to help you move forward. Reach out today to get started.