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Legal Aid in Mississippi from Experienced Biloxi Divorce Attorneys

Providing excellent service to the community since 1950

Regardless of whether you are seeking or facing a divorce, retaining a skilled attorney is one of the most important steps you can take. Even in the most amicable divorces, issues can arise suddenly, leading to heated arguments, disputes and litigation. We at Boyce Holleman & Associates have a reputation for being experienced and successful trial lawyers. But we are also compassionate and understanding. Upon taking your case, we can guide you through every aspect of the divorce process.

Uncontested divorce

The majority of spouses who separate choose uncontested divorce. This method is less time consuming and less expensive than contested divorce. However, an uncontested divorce can only occur if you and your spouse are able to agree on issues like spousal support, child support, child custody and the division of property and assets. Uncontested divorce is easier on all parties involved, especially children. Additionally, it allows you and your spouse to part ways in a peaceful and non-hostile manner.

Contested divorce

Even though uncontested divorce is more common, many couples are unable to agree on issues like spousal support, child support, child custody and property division. If this is the case with you and your spouse, then you must settle your differences with the help of the court. Since fierce litigation may occur, it is in your best interests to hire a skilled Biloxi divorce attorney.

Grounds for divorce in Mississippi

In Mississippi, you may file for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. However, in order for the court to recognize the dissolution, both you and your spouse must sign a written agreement that acknowledges the grounds and establishes who shall provide custody and maintenance of your children.

Other grounds for divorce include those listed below:

  • Natural impotency
  • Adultery
  • Cruel and inhumane treatment
  • Insanity or idiocy at the time of marriage, if the party complaining did not know of such infirmity
  • Being sentenced to a penitentiary
  • Abandonment
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Habitual and excessive use of opium, morphine or other like drug
  • Marriage to some other person at the time of the pretended marriage between the parties
  • Pregnancy of the wife by another person at the time of the marriage, if the husband did not know of such pregnancy
  • Spouses may seek divorce if it is discovered that they are related to each other
  • Incurable insanity

Representing Mississippi divorce clients since 1950

For more than 60 years, Boyce Holleman & Associates has provided the community with competent and experienced legal counsel for divorce and family law matters. To schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated lawyers, call us 24/7 at 228-863-3142 or via our convenient online form. We have flexible office hours, readily available parking and are located near public transportation.

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