Our state has come under scrutiny for some of their divorce and marriage laws. However, these decisions are traditionally left the state, so it is within the state's jurisdiction to decide the laws on these matters. There are currently 12 grounds for divorce here. A bill has been authored that would include one more, if approved.
With the New Year comes a change for many Mississippians looking to take this year in a new direction. For some, this brings the ultimate decision to get a divorce. Divorce can mean a lot of things to different people, but for many, it means a change in a positive direction. There can be many underlying reasons for a divorce. No doubt, there is usually no shortage of emotions during the process.
Marriages require two people, but it rarely has so few influences. When two people merge their lives, lots of factors can affect the marriage and each person in it. If you are thinking about a divorce, or are in the midst of one, you know how hard it can be at first glance to untangle the other person's life from your own. In all reality, not all things can be 'untangled' so to speak, from each other.
When it comes to divorce law, it's an issue traditionally handled by the state. That means Mississippi state law dictates how laws are issued in accordance with different divorce and child custody issues. If the law then needs applying, it can go to the state courts as to how to proceed. However, the highest state court has been asked to rule on the constitutionality of divorce and 'no fault' law.
One of the most important things to understand about property division during divorce is how it works. There are different categories of property, different challenges that may arise and it is helpful to avoid allowing the process to become unnecessarily contentious.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.