Hardworking Attorney Helping Rankin, Madison, & Hinds County Clients With Their Divorce and Family Law Cases
Legal issues in the family can cause financial and emotional instability at home—especially when minor children are involved. A poorly handled divorce or other family law matter can creates uncertainty in kids’ lives, affecting issues like where they’ll be going to school or where they’ll be staying on any given night. Whether you’re facing the prospect of a divorce or another major domestic legal issue, you’ll benefit from contacting a dedicated family law attorney as soon as possible.
Grounds for Divorce
Mississippi state law recognizes twelve legal grounds for divorce. These include adultery, bigamy, a wife’s extramarital pregnancy, habitual cruel and inhumane treatment, habitual drunkenness, habitual drug use, desertion, imprisonment for more than one year, natural impotency, incest, an official diagnosis of insanity or an institutionalization for insanity.
When a spouse files for a divorce under one of these legal grounds, a judge determines the details of their case. The key elements of the court’s order (including asset division, spousal maintenance, and child support and custody) are based on factors that include: the relative income of each spouse, the children’s best interest and other factors as set forth in Mississippi case law.
The No-Fault Option
Spouses can also file a no-fault divorce based on irreconcilable differences. After a 60-day waiting period, a judge can grant a no-fault divorce if the spouses agree that they wish to have a divorce. The spouses may agree in a property settlement agreement which may include child support, child custody, maintenance, alimony, and division of marital assets. Even when a couple seeks a no-fault divorce, the details get difficult in the division of their marital assets such as marital retirement, savings, and other marital property. That’s when the help of a skilled Mississippi divorce attorney can be invaluable.
We’re Here to Help
A dependable family law attorney can represent your case in a way that increases your chances of getting a fair divorce settlement. At the Law Offices of Rusty Williard, we assist spouses and parents in Mississippi with divorce, child custody and child support orders, visitation matters, modifications, enforcements, and other family law matters.