For Mississippi professionals, such as engineers, dentists, physicians, architects and small business owners, a divorce can have a serious impact on their careers and businesses. Protecting a business and a career can be of paramount consideration. Children are often an even bigger consideration than a career, and many people wish to protect their assets as well in a divorce.
A few months ago, we discussed the various grounds for divorce in Mississippi. The grounds for divorce here in the Magnolia State are different from those of most other states. If the parties to a divorce do not agree on all of the important details of how the marriage dissolution should play out, the party filing the divorce must cite a ground - other than irreconcilable differences - for the divorce. These grounds include desertion, adultery, cruel and inhuman treatment, incarceration, mental illness, addiction issues and intellectual disability. The spouse who initiates the divorce may need to provide clear and convincing evidence of the negative impact of the problem on the marriage.
Business owners and professionals will want to be certain to have an advocate who has the experience and skills to look out for their best interests. Attorney Stephen Maggio offers assertive, experienced and understanding representation to his family law clients. Whether the primary concerns are child custody, child support, asset division or all of the above, our law office always analyzes the situation and works to offer ways to improve the chances of a good outcome. For more information about the services we provide, please see the divorce page on our website.