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Divorce Archives

Study shows divorce rates declining due to millennials

Anyone of any age (starting with the age of consent) can be married or initiate divorce. However, a new research study shows that millennials are responsible for the decline in divorce rates. The divorce rates have radically dropped between the years of 2008 and 2018. A recent analysis of marriage and divorce data by researcher Phillip Cohen of the University of Maryland shows that there has been an 18 percent reduction in the country's divorce rate during this time.

What is alimony and could it be a factor in your divorce?

Whether you have been married a few years or a few decades, divorce is a life-changing event. It often comes with many big emotional and financial life-changing decisions that one must make in order to end their existing marriage and start anew. There are many topics and factors that could affect a person's divorce including child custody, property division and even alimony. This list is certainly not exhaustive, but one topic many divorcing couples have questions about is alimony.

No fault divorce laws in Mississippi

In most states, fault divorce isn't even considered a legal filing anymore. And while most divorcing couples in these states will opt for the less confusing counterpart, no fault divorce, fault divorce is still an option in some states, including in nearby Louisiana. However no fault divorce is certainly the more common way to file for divorce. So what does it mean to file for divorce based on no fault?

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.