Experienced Family Law Attorney Proudly Assisting Rankin, Madison, & Hinds County Clients With Their Divorce Cases
Making the decision to end your marriage is rarely simple. As you struggle with your complex emotions, you also face major decisions that carry significant consequences. In order to make sure that you receive the trusted and effective support you need during this challenging time, we encourage you to reach out to the Law Offices of Rusty Williard as soon as possible. We’re here to discuss your goals and concerns so that we can guide you successfully through the divorce process and into a brighter future.
Divorce in Mississippi
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 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.
At the Law Offices of Rusty Williard, we recognize that divorces naturally involve complex emotions. As much as possible, we will seek to resolve your divorce in a peaceful and non-combative manner. We find that many couples are able to navigate the divorce process in a collaborative manner, saving them large amounts of stress, time, and money along the way. However, if a collaborative approach does not serve your situation, we’re here to represent your best interests and help you obtain an equitable outcome so that you can move forward with your life. Whatever your specific circumstances may be, we are prepared to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the reassurance you need at every phase of the process. Call today to learn more.