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Divorce Archives

How property is divided in Mississippi during divorce

One of the primary concerns divorcing couples may have is how their property will be divided. To help avoid conflicts surrounding property division, it is helpful to understand how the process is conducted. Property is generally divided into two categories when couples divorce including marital property and separate property. Marital property is subject to division, while separate property typically is not.

Change to tax status of alimony set to occur on January 1

When Gulfport spouses are considering whether to file for divorce, it is common for them to be told to take their time and think if it is the right thing for them. But a major federal tax change means that people considering divorce may wish to make a decision fairly quickly. This is because of a forthcoming change in the tax implications of alimony. The change is set to take effect in 2019.

Helping you with your request for spousal support

No marriage is perfect. Relationships have their ups and downs; however, if there are more bad moments than good, it is likely that spouses will want to call it quits. This is no easy decision, though. Maybe the idea of parting ways and starting fresh does sit well with both spouses; however, the process to get from married to single can be complex and emotional one. Difficult decisions must be made, and divorcing couples in Mississippi and elsewhere often do not see eye-to-eye on them.

Helping professionals and business owners with divorce

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.

Grounds for divorce in Mississippi

In Mississippi, marriage is considered a contract between two parties who agree on their rights and obligations under the contract. When parties wish to end the contract, they must seek a divorce decree from a judge. A divorce decree ends both the marital contract and the relationship. In some cases, when both parties agree to divorce, a no-fault divorce is appropriate and all that remains is for the parties to work out matters like property division and child custody.

Determining spousal maintenance or alimony in Mississippi

Divorce can have extreme financial consequences for the parties involved. In some cases, a dissolution will create a financial disparity between the parties. In Mississippi, if circumstances warrant, a judge can award alimony to help correct any economic unfairness that arises as the result of a divorce.

Waveland is the divorce capital of Mississippi

Almost half of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce. Folks in Mississippi enjoy a divorce rate that's slightly lower than the national average: between three and four of every 10 married couples in the Magnolia State divorce. According to USA Today, however, one neighbor of Gulfport has a divorce rate that's almost double that of the rest of the state: Waveland.

The benefits and drawbacks of prenuptial agreements

For many folks in Mississippi, prenuptial agreements bring to mind movie stars and other rich people. Many normal, everyday people have prenuptial agreements with their spouses, however. Although they are not necessarily for everyone, many people may find that a prenuptial agreement is suitable for their situation. It all depends on your specific circumstances and values.