If you and your spouse have determined that divorce is the best option for moving forward, you likely have several questions. How will you divide up your property? Will one spouse be required to make alimony payments? If you have children, with whom will they reside, and for how long? At the Law Offices of Rusty Williard, we understand how overwhelming the Mississippi divorce process can be. That’s why we are committed to providing you with exceptional legal guidance every step of the way so that you can walk away from your marriage feeling optimistic about the future.
While Mississippi recognizes several grounds for pursuing a divorce, the state also allows spouses to file for a no-fault divorce, citing 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 can document their intentions in a property settlement agreement, which may include important terms regarding child support, child custody, maintenance, alimony, and the division of marital assets. Even when a couple seeks a no-fault divorce, the details may become difficult when it comes to 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.
As much as possible, we will guide you towards an uncontested or collaborative divorce. In general, pursuing a divorce through mediation or collaborative negotiation allows both spouses to feel empowered by the process and satisfied with the outcome. Throughout each phase of the process, we’ll remain at your side, answering your questions and addressing your concerns. Together, we’ll strive to secure you an equitable outcome that will leave you feeling lighter and hopeful about what the future may hold. Reach out today to get started.