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Dedicated Jackson, MS Divorce Attorneys

Serving the Tri-County Area. Standing By You When You Need it Most - (601) 809-4144

Going through a divorce is an emotionally exhaustive and overwhelming burden to endure. When you come to Shows & Smith Law Firm PLLC, you can trust that you don’t have to go through your divorce alone. Our lawyers have more than 70 years of combined experience and our legal excellence is no stranger to local and national recognition.

At Shows & Smith Law Firm PLLC, our Jackson, MS divorce attorneys take pride in putting clients first without jeopardizing integrity – trust is something we value, and we understand the weight it holds for our clients. When you come to our law office, you will see first-hand the process we’ve implemented that best suits your needs.

Our approach to handling divorce cases:

  • We provide straightforward advice and realistic outcomes
  • We are accessible and responsive to clients
  • We help you understand all your options so you can make the right choices
  • We strive to preserve relationships and minimize conflict
  • We walk you through every step, from the initial consultation until the divorce settlement is signed

How Do I File for Divorce in Mississippi?

The divorce process can be complicated and overwhelming. Even if you are facing an uncontested divorce that is expected to be quick and low-conflict, it is still recommended that you have a Jackson, MS divorce attorney help you prepare and review all the paperwork. This is to ensure that your rights are protected and financial interests.

The divorce process in Mississippi is as follows:

  • Residency requirements: To file in Mississippi, you must have lived in the state for at least six months.
  • Forms: Prepare all the necessary forms and address issues such as property division, child custody, alimony, etc.
  • Filing: File the forms at the clerk's office in the county where you reside. You will be given a copy of the divorce paperwork.
  • Serving: Your spouse will be served the divorce papers and must respond whether or not he or she agrees to the terms.
  • Financial disclosures: Both parties will be required to disclose their income, assets, bank accounts, debts, retirement assets, and other financial accounts that will be subject to division.
  • Negotiation, mediation, or trial: Spouses can negotiate the terms of their divorce or go through mediation. If parties are unable to agree, the case will proceed to trial and a judge will decide on the divorce agreements.

Mississippi's Grounds for Divorce

The state of Mississippi is considered a “no-fault” state in regards to divorce, which means you can simply end your marriage on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences.” That’s not to say, however, that the state won’t consider the fault under which you’re filing your divorce.

Mississippi also recognizes the following grounds for divorce:

  • Adultery
  • Drug abuse and alcoholism
  • Imprisonment
  • Cruel and inhumane treatment of the other spouse

Types of Divorce Cases We Handle

Our team is made up of experienced Jackson, MS divorce attorneys who can handle a diverse set of legal problems. Our commitment to you goes further than answering phone calls and returning e-mails – we make it our mission and duty to ease the doubts and worries of each client, because we know how difficult these cases can be.

Put 70 years of experience on your side by contacting our Jackson, MS divorce lawyers today.

Awards

  • Mississippi Business Journal
  • AV Preeminent® Rating - Martindale Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers

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Perspective. Perspective. Perseverance.
  1. Over 70 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  2. Consistently Among the Top Trial Lawyers in Mississippi
  3. Award-Winning Team Recognized Locally & Nationally
  4. Personal Attention from a Team Devoted to Your Success
  5. Take the Time to Prepare Your Case to the Fullest Extent
  6. Provide Realistic Outcomes and Step-by-Step Guidance
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