The Healy & Jordan Law Firm has been helping locals in the Gulfport, MS and New Orleans areas for over 35 years. This experience has given us much insight in Mississippi’s divorce laws.
They involve complex situations that you should fully understand before proceeding with legal actions.
With that in mind, we will cover these areas throughout this guide:
Read on to learn more.
One of the parties (your spouse or yourself) must have been residents in Mississippi state for at least 6 months before starting your divorce case . Residency includes being stationed as a member of the armed forces.
You or your spouse cannot become residents any sooner or later than the 6 months prior to your case.
Mississippi state does not require legal separation before getting a divorce.
The following sections will cover the details surrounding the various grounds for divorce in Mississippi state.
Before proceeding with a divorce, seek legal help. Call an experienced divorce lawyer in Gulfport, MS today at 228-383-0271.
Your spouse has to have been confined in a mental institution for at least 3 years to qualify for a divorce. Or they must have been going through regular treatments for their mental illness.
A member of the institution, a state superintendent, or two doctors must provide affidavits to confirm your spouse has an incurable mental illness .
You could file a divorce for adultery (your spouse cheating on you) unless it was planned. You also cannot divorce if you continue to live with your spouse after finding out they cheated on you.
Desertion grounds for divorce in Mississippi means your spouse deserted you for at least a year.
One party is sentenced to prison without being pardoned before the sentence.
Your spouse habitually uses morphine and similar drugs.
Spousal domestic abuse is grounds for divorce in Mississippi. However, you must have testimony from a credible third party individual.
Examples of spousal abuse or inhumane treatment include:
Mississippi courts do not specify whether you can use home security cameras as viable proof of domestic spousal abuse. You will need to consult a lawyer for more information.
Bigamy is when you or your spouse is already married to another partner and pretends to marry the other party.
Incest refers to the married party being related to each other within the degrees of blood-related relatives. This is forbidden by law and grounds for divorce.
Another person impregnated the wife during the marriage without the husband’s knowledge.
Unable to produce offspring.
Grounds for divorce with insanity could stem from one party having insanity while entering a marriage without the spouse knowing. Or insanity that developed after the marriage happened.
One party habitually consumes alcohol.
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