It is possible that the ways in which Mississippi couples can choose to end their marriages could change soon. Lawmakers in the state are considering changes to divorce laws that would solve some issues with what many have called misogynistic rules that are unfair to both women and children. If passed, this proposal could make it possible to get a unilateral no-fault divorce in the state.
Better and more equitable laws
Mississippi is only one of two states that does not currently have no-fault as legal grounds for divorce. Instead, couples that would prefer a no-fault divorce instead have to pursue a divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. As a result, it can take much longer to complete the process, costing both sides time and money.
Some say that current divorce laws are not only antiquated, but also possibly dangerous. One party may have to remain in a marriage that is unsafe or unstable as they wait for the lengthy process to be complete. A spouse that wants out of a marriage must present extensive proof of one of the current 12 accepted grounds for divorce.
Hope for the future
Divorce could become a simpler and easier process in Mississippi soon. In the meantime, however, a spouse may benefit from the experienced guidance of a family law attorney who can help him or her fight for a beneficial outcome to the divorce. With support and knowledgeable counsel, it is easier to seek terms that allow for stability and security long-term.