Have A Trusted Lawyer Answer Your Questions
When navigating a divorce, it can feel as if you are going through this along. At Perry Law Firm, LLC, we can guide you through this. By offering you the compassionate, helpful representation you deserve, you can feel more comfortable moving forward. We have worked with clients throughout Mississippi who need answers to their questions. After reading through the list below, call our office in Gulfport to schedule your own consultation today. You can reach us online or by calling 228-280-3413.
What does “fault-based divorce” mean?
In Mississippi, if both spouses can agree to a divorce, you can file and start the process. This is called “no-fault divorce”. If, however, it isn’t mutual and only one party wants to separate, it is called “fault-based divorce”. This means that you have to list the specific reasoning for your dissolution of marriage.
What are acceptable reasons in a fault-based divorce?
It all depends on your unique circumstances, but grounds for a fault-based divorce include impotence, adultery, desertion, insanity, prison time, perpetual drug or alcohol use, habitual cruel treatment, bigamy and incest. Justifiably, these are some heavy things to deal with. We can help you understand your options.
How will our assets be divided?
We are an equitable distribution state. This means that your property will not be divided equally. Instead, a judge will look at your assets and determine what is fair based on the specifics of your case. They take a lot into consideration, such as your age, the duration of the marriage and the earning capacity of each spouse. The right attorney will fight for what you are entitled to.
We have children. Will I be able to file for child support?
Similar to other areas of the law, child support is specific to your family. In general, if one spouse earns significantly more than the other, they may be required to pay child support for a set period of time. We will discuss this with you in depth once we understand your concerns.