Divorce

 

There are essentially two ways one can obtain a divorce in Mississippi—if you have a reason or if you agree. There are numerous “reasons” for a divorce defined by law, and this type of lawsuit is basically like any other. It starts with filing a Complaint and it technically ends in a trial. The problem with the contested route for divorce is often the trial is not the end. Post trial briefs and motions and can be as time consuming as the process which led to the trial in the first place. Moreover, it is possible for the appellate courts to actually overturn a divorce and render people that have not cohabitated in years married again. I repeat—an appellate court can”remarry” you, even if you married someone else (stupidly) in the interim. The good news is that at anytime while traveling on the course of a contested divorce you can jump tracks and conclude your divorce on an agreed basis if that agreement is approved by the judge, which is called the chancellor in Mississippi divorce courts. You can also agree to some things and leave other things for the judge to decide. Conversely, if you are traveling down the path of cooperation or agreement and negotiations break down, you can jump tracks and conclude the divorce on a completely or partly contested basis. You can even go from an uncontested divorce to a contested divorce and back to an uncontested divorce.

 

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Through my entire divorce it has seemed like you understand exactly what I have been going through and that has been so helpful...
-- K.G.

This is not an easy letter to write. I consider myself fairly astute at putting pen to paper but there are not words enough to express my genuine heartfelt thanks for what you have done for me and for my future. Living 15 hours away created numerous obstacles in trying to hire an attorney that I knew I could trust...
-- S.S.

I wanted to E-mail you two and let you know how much I appreciate everything that you guys have done for me. You both made my divorce so easy. I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and, I am so grateful for everything that you did. I think that both of you are GREAT!! I can't say thank you enough!
-- L.D.

I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in helping to finalize the child support settlement. I know that we got off from the wrong start, but I think that personal stressors contributed to my perception of your work (home-schooling, ex-husband, etc…). You did an excellent job, and I would highly recommend you to anyone seeking expert legal advice. L.C. is very lucky to have you, but I’m sure that he is already well aware of that.
-- Claire

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The Manliest Place on Earth

Posted on Monday, September 01, 2014


A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.  I can testify to this after my fifteen years of divorce and family law practice in Mississippi.  Lawyers who try to handle their personal case have the disadvantage of an emotional connection to the dispute, which clouds their objectivity and thus their ability to make good decisions –appropriately weighing the costs and benefits of litigation.  I wonder what they say about a lawyer who tries to be a contractor on his own home, as I am doing for my family as we build in Ridgeland. READ MORE

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