Category: Divorce Basics

The First Appointment

What to bring to the First Appointment In the first appointment, the attorney attempts to assess the following things: What are the reasons for the divorce? Whether there is provable fault by either party What...

Fault Grounds for Divorce

A suit on grounds is an option if you have proof of such grounds. Below are the most commonly used grounds for divorce in Mississippi. Adultery Adultery means voluntary sexual intercourse on the part...

Irreconcilable Differences Divorces

Irreconcilable differences divorces (sometimes called, “No Fault Divorces”), are authorized by a Mississippi State Statute Number 93-5-2. This statute was passed by the Mississippi Legislature in 1976 to afford people who wanted a divorce...

Annulment

Annulment Lawyers in Jackson MS Annulment in Mississippi is governed by the following statutes: 2013 Mississippi Code Title 93 – DOMESTIC RELATIONS Chapter 7 – ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE § 93-7-1 – Annulment of void...

Basics of Litigation

If suit is filed, litigation will ensue. We include here a discussion of what happens if there is a suit. A. SUIT/COUNTERSUIT When one party files suit, the other party has thirty days to...

Mediation

In the flood of recent discussions about tort reform and the many areas in which our legal system needs changing, the word “mediation” was conspicuous by its absence. Mediation is an alternative to the...

Basics of Custody

The case of Albright v. Albright, 437 So. 2d 1003 (Miss. 1983), is the principle case in Mississippi setting forth the criteria for courts to examine in deciding a custody case. The paramount consideration...