A divorce can be stressful, even if it’s something that you want. There are steps you’ll have to take to separate your assets and debts, and you’ll also have the mental stress of ending a relationship.

You will need to look into the legal steps to get a divorce in Mississippi if you have just moved to the state or if you are not familiar with the rules and regulations. For example, did you know that you can only divorce in Mississippi if you’ve been a resident for at least six months? If you haven’t yet lived in the state for six months, you have the option of seeking a divorce in your previous state of residence or waiting until you’ve lived in the state for six months.

Another thing to know is that divorces based on irreconcilable differences have a 60-day waiting period. If you intend to divorce, you will have to wait at least two months to file if you are not entering a fault. Of course, some people do choose a fault-based divorce. If you do, you can file for divorce based on adultery, incest or bigamy, cruel and inhuman treatment, incurable insanity or natural impotency that was not explained to the innocent spouse. There are also other faults that your attorney can discuss with you if these do not fit your situation.

If you’re ready to divorce, talk to your attorney before you inform your spouse. Preparing for divorce is as important as filing, so your attorney will talk to you about what you need to do to get ready for your divorce.