These 3 faults can be used during a divorce

Divorcing in Mississippi is similar to divorcing in any other state. There are grounds you can use to file for an at-fault divorce, and there are no-fault options. Many people want to know more about the faults that they can apply to their case, since a fault could allow the divorce to finalize more quickly.

What are the grounds for divorce in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, you can get a divorce with or without fault. There are 12 grounds for divorce on top of the no-fault divorce. No-fault divorces happen when the couple can agree on alimony, property division and child custody or support. Fault-based divorces require a court to step in, listen to the case and determine if the grounds provided are enough to grant the divorce.

What are the 12 grounds for divorce in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, there are 12 grounds on which people can divorce. Like other states, there is the option of a no-fault divorce. However, if you can't agree on settlement terms for child support, custody, alimony and property division, then you may need to sue the other party for a divorce. That's when one of the 12 faults comes into play.

Why is "gray divorce" booming?

Late last year, we saw rankings of the states with the highest divorce rates. Mississippi did slightly worse than average, coming in with a divorce rate of 3.4 per 1,000 people. The rate is 9 percent higher than the national average. So that’s not too bad.

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