When you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, you must take measures to protect your interests, financially and otherwise. Property division is one of our client's main concerns at Shows & Smith Law Firm PLLC. We understand the importance of keeping the property you care about and work to help clients throughout Mississippi reach fair and satisfactory property settlements in divorce.
Our Jackson MS divorce lawyers have experience representing clients from diverse economic backgrounds and we are prepared to handle all types of challenges that may arise. If your case should go to litigation, you can rely on our aggressive representation to protect your rights and ensure fairness.
Mississippi is an "equitable distribution" state. The courts look at the marital and non-marital estates of each spouse when making any decisions about property division. They adjust the division of property for each spouse with the idea that the parties should leave the marriage in an equitable position based on a number of factors.
Non-marital estate refers to those assets which were acquired prior to the marriage or had nothing to do with the other spouse during the course of the marriage. Examples include inheritances, pre-marital earnings, and accounts built prior to marriage. Marital property are assets which were accumulated during the course of the marriage through the joint efforts of both spouses.You can protect your marital property with a well-written prenuptial agreement.
Getting a divorce can be complicated with many factors to consider, but we can help you come up with a plan that works. Contact our Jackson MS divorce attorneys at (601) 809-4144 to set up a free case evaluation.