Jackson Divorce Attorney
Going through a divorce in Mississippi can be an emotionally taxing process. At the law office of Derek L. Hall, PC we understand how contentious some divorce proceedings can be, and we know how difficult it can be to even consider the possibility of divorce. We know that you likely have many questions about divorce law in Mississippi, including how the court will divide marital property, whether alimony will be assigned, and whether you will even have to go to court at all. Our firm regularly handles divorce cases throughout Jackson and can represent your interests at every stage of the divorce process. Do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced Jackson divorce attorney, we can begin working on your case today.
Types of Divorce Issues We Handle
At the law office of Derek L. Hall, PC we recognize that divorce can be an extremely complicated process. Divorce law in Mississippi is governed by Sections 93-5-1 through 93-5-34 of the Mississippi Code. We can assist you with any aspect of your divorce proceeding, including but not limited to the following:
- Initiating divorce proceedings;
- Determining equitable division of marital property (including assets and debts);
- Child custody;
Many of these matters can become contentious in a divorce proceeding, from property division to child custody questions. However, not all divorces must involve a fight between the spouses. In some cases, spouses may be able to come to an agreement about the issues at stake in their divorce, including property division and child custody. The spouses can submit a written agreement to the judge about these issues to determine its fairness. If necessary, you can even leave certain contentious issues up to the judge. In the event that the judge finds the agreement to be equitable, the court will grant your divorce. A Jackson divorce attorney can answer any questions you have about the divorce process.
How is Property Division Conducted in Mississippi?
Under Mississippi law, courts adhere to a theory of equitable distribution of property. This means that your marital property—both your assets and your debts—will be divided in a manner that is equitable to both parties. Equitable does not always mean “equal,” although in some cases the court may determine that an equal division of property is indeed what is equitable to both parties.
The court will only divide marital property. In other words, if you have separate property, including both assets and debts acquired before the marriage or any other property that might be classified as separate, it will not be subject to distribution by the court.
Contact a Jackson Divorce Attorney
It is stressful to go through a divorce, and it is important to have an experienced advocate on your side. At the law office of Derek L. Hall, PC we assess each case on an individual basis and are committed to assisting you every step of the way. A Jackson divorce attorney can speak with you today about your case. Contact us to learn more about the services we offer to clients in Jackson, Mississippi. If you want it all, you ought to call Hall.