Mississippi Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

In Mississippi the support payments (if any) can certainly influence how the marital property distribution is awarded, which is why it can become a very intricate part of the final outcome of any divorce. Keeping this in mind, if you and your spouse are unable to reach and agreement on this issue, the Chancery Court will order support from one spouse to the other on a case-by-case basis as follows:

The court will make a support award that it believes to be appropriate and fair to both spouses. In doing so, the court will consider the following factors, but not limited to; 1. income and expenses of each spouse; 2. the spouse’s health and medical condition; 3. the spouse’s needs and debt obligations; 4. the custodial award; 5. the ages of the spouse’s; 6. the standard of living while married; 7. tax consequences; 8. any marital fault or misconduct; and dissipation of assets. (Mississippi Code - Section 93 - Chapters: 5-23)

You can also read more about Mississippi spousal support in the Mississippi state statutes located at: