Overview of Divorce in Mississippi

Many individuals have wondered if they should stay married or get a divorce, so you are not alone. Divorce in Mississippi, as with other states, has certain rules and regulations that you should know about. If not, your spouse may try to get the upper hand during the proceedings. When you have decided to get a divorce, there should be little doubt about this and few regrets. Before you get any farther, you will need to know some facts about divorce. Remember, divorce is not always the answer, but if you have made up your mind then it is best to go through with it.

Where to File For Divorce?

When you have come to the conclusion that divorce is the only answer, then you first need to file the divorce in your state. If you have never filed for a divorce before, then you need to know where to go in order to file. When filing for a divorce in Mississippi, either you or your spouse will have to be a resident in the state of Mississippi for at least six months or more in order to file for a divorce. If the divorce is focusing on irreconcilable differences, then you may start your divorce in the county where you or your spouse resides.

Grounds for Divorce That Are Legal

If both of the parties agree, then the divorce in Mississippi will be able to be granted on the grounds of differences that are irreconcilable. This type of divorce must be on file for at least sixty days before it gets heard. A divorce may also be granted to you for fault grounds. These may include any of the following: impotency that is natural, adultery, being put in any penitentiary and not pardoned, drug addiction, alcohol addiction, inhuman treatment that is cruel, bigamy, if the wife gets pregnant by someone else at the time of marriage, kinship to one another, and insanity that is incurable. Consult with an attorney near you to discuss your specific situation.

Distribution of Property

You may not realize this, but divorce in Mississippi sticks to the equitable distribution method. In an equitable distribution state, each spouse will be able to obtain his or her own property if he or she has title to it. Property that has been earned jointly (in both names) will be divided by the court equitably. Remember, divorce can put you in a hurtful situation and it is a very hard thing to do. You should know that sometimes in some of the cases divorce is the only option available.

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