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Mississippi Simplified Divorce Procedures

A no-fault divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences will be granted if: (1) a joint bill of complaint for divorce is filed by both the husband and wife or (2) a bill of complaint has been filed and: (a) the defendant has entered an appearance by written waiver of process or (b) has been personally served with the divorce papers. In addition, if there is a written agreement between the spouses for the care and custody of any children and for the division of all property, the court may incorporate such an agreement into the divorce judgment. If the spouses cannot agree on the terms of an agreement, they must consent to the divorce in writing and consent to allow the court to decide all contested issues. There is a 60-day waiting period after filing before a hearing may be scheduled. A bill filed meeting these qualifications will be taken as proved and no testimony or proof will be required at the hearing. However, if the defendant denies that there are irreconcilable differences, the divorce may not be granted on these grounds. [Mississippi Code Annotated; Section 93, Chapter 5-2].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for divorce in Mississippi, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory divorce documents to the county court. You can visit the Mississippi state statutes located at: http://198.187.128.12/mississippi/ to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the Mississippi Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the Mississippi Laws and the filing requirements.