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Divorce

 

Ocean Springs Divorce Attorney

 

LEGAL SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE DIVORCE PROCESS

 

Filing for divorce can be both an emotionally and financially turbulent experience. Furthermore, it can become extremely complex as married couples try to separate parts of their lives that have become extremely intermeshed, such as their finances. At Denham Law Firm, PLLC, our Ocean Springs divorce lawyers know how difficult divorce can be. This is why we provide individuals with step-by-step guidance throughout the entire process. Whether you are undergoing an amicable divorce or an intense legal battle, having a skilled lawyer on your side can help you ensure that your best interests and the best interests of your loved ones (such as your children) are being fully protected.

 

TYPES OF DIVORCE AND RELATED FAMILY LAW MATTERS

 

In the state of Mississippi, spouses can file for “no-fault” divorce if they both agree to the divorce on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences.” They will need to either agree to the divorce terms on their own, or they will need to both agree to have the terms settled by the court. This is seen as a much faster and simpler way of getting a divorce. In no-fault divorces, the parties must wait a period of 60 days before their cases can be heard. When one party must sue the other party in order to get the divorce, the petition to dissolve the marriage must be based on one of the 12 grounds for divorce, which do not include irreconcilable differences. The court then needs to decide whether or not the marriage should be dissolved. When spouses cannot agree on their divorce terms, they can end up getting stuck in drawn-out legal battles that could be much more time-consuming and stressful. Our firm can help clients work through all types of divorce.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS DIVORCE LAWYER ALSO SERVING GULFPORT, LONG BEACH, BILOXI AND PASCAGOULA

 

There are many issues that spouses must work through when they decide to end their marriages, including issues related to their property, finances and parental rights and duties. The parties will need to divide their assets through property division—a process that can be extremely complex. They will need to determine whether one spouse will need to pay the other spouse alimony, which is also known as spousal support. If the couple has children, a decision will need to be made on child custody. This determines whom the children will live with (either one parent or both parents) and how much decision making power each parent will have over their children’s lives. When one parent has primary custody, the other parent will usually be required to pay child support. Sometimes, families have to deal with some of these issues (such as child custody and child support) outside of divorce proceedings.

 

CONTACT DENHAM LAW FIRM, PLLC!

 

The decisions individuals make during the divorce process can have major impacts on their futures. With so much hanging in the balance, it is crucial to consult with an attorney during this process or any other legal process that so greatly affects one’s family. For compassionate legal representation, do not hesitate to contact an Ocean Springs divorce lawyer from Denham Law Firm, PLLC. We are AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which means we have received the top-level, peer-review ratings in the areas of legal ability and ethical standards!