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May 2016 Archives

Financial considerations in a 'gray' divorce

Divorce isn't just an emotional affair, it is also a financial affair. Not only are assets such as bank accounts and retirement plans divided, but in some cases spouses in Mississippi are moving from a two-income household to a one-income household. For many individuals, this is a very challenging part of divorce, particularly if they have been married a long time.

Bill to help victims of domestic violence divorce fails to pass

Domestic abuse is a very real danger for many spouses in Mississippi. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for victims of domestic abuse who are married to their abusers to seek a divorce. Not only could their physical safety be threatened by their abuser if they try to divorce, but some forms of abuse such as emotional abuse and financial abuse leave victims with little means to seek help. Some lawmakers recently attempted to take a step forward in helping these victims seek a divorce, but unfortunately, their efforts were stymied by the Mississippi Senate.