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Going through a divorce or other family law matter can be a challenging, emotional time, and it can be difficult to know the best decisions to make for yourself and your family. It’s important that you seek skilled legal counsel during this time.
The Mississippi family law attorneys at the Hancock Law Firm in Ridgeland will give you an honest assessment of your situation and help you find the best solution that meets your needs.
Comprehensive Legal Help with Family Law
We engage in the full range of family law matters, including:
- Step-Parent Adoption
- Property Division
- Child Support
- Child Custody
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
- Modification of Final Judgments
Mississippi Divorce Laws
Mississippi recognizes a no-fault ground for divorce, meaning it isn’t necessary to prove the other committed some type of misconduct in order to dissolve a marriage. As long as you meet the residency requirements and can prove irreconcilable differences with your spouse, obtaining a divorce is not difficult. However, in addition to dissolving the marriage, there are several issues that must also be addressed as part of the divorce process.
These issues include the following:
- Equitable division of marital property
- Payment of alimony (spousal support)
- Payment of child support
- Child custody
Unless the parties agree on all of these matters, the judge will decide them based on the evidence and arguments presented in court. In every one of these areas, the judge has a great deal of authority and discretion in deciding how to rule. Whether negotiating a settlement with your spouse or litigating issues in court, it is essential to be represented by knowledgeable divorce lawyers with courtroom experience who can adequately address your interests. The decisions made in a divorce decree can affect you and your children for years to come; it is crucial to get it done right at the start to ensure that your rights are protected now and into the future.
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- Probate & Estate Administration
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