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Who Is Eligible for a Mississippi Divorce?

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You may be surprised to learn that couples can’t get divorced until they “qualify” for the process. Every state’s qualifying criteria is different, which is why it’s crucial that all Mississippi couples learn about our state’s divorce laws. In this blog post, an experienced Ridgeland divorce firm will walk you through the different requirements.

Who Can File for a Mississippi Divorce?

If someone wants to file for a Mississippi divorce, he or she must live in a Mississippi county for at least six months before filing. Unfortunately, if you recently moved to Mississippi and have only been living here for a couple of months, you won’t be able to file for a divorce until you meet the six-month living requirement.

What happens if you or a spouse lived in a Mississippi county for longer than six months, but you now live in another county? Unfortunately, you can only file for a divorce in the county you or your spouse currently resides in, unless you and your spouse separated in a different county.

If you and your spouse separated in a different county, you might be able to file for divorce in that county even though you’re no longer a resident of that county.

Not Sure if You Can File a Mississippi Divorce?

If you aren’t sure you can file a Mississippi divorce, our firm can help you determine your eligibility status. We believe in helping our clients understand their options at every step of the way, which is why we would love to address your needs, goals, and concerns over a scheduled case evaluation!

Call (601) 853-2223 to set up an evaluation for your case!

Disclaimer: The residency requirement is the only requirement needed to file a no-fault Mississippi divorce, but other conditions apply to submit a fault-based divorce. If you want to talk to an attorney about the fault-based divorce requirements, call (601) 853-2223 now for a confidential consultation.

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