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What are grounds for divorce in Mississippi?

Not every person heading into divorce proceedings in Hazlehurst wants to see his or her marriage end. If you feel justified in seeking an end to your marriage, but your spouse refuses, what are you to do? You can sue for the dissolution of your marriage, yet in order for your divorce to be granted, you must cite one of the specific grounds for divorce that the state recognizes. 

Elements of alimony in Mississippi

Your decision to end your marriage in Hazlehurst no doubt took a great deal of courage, especially if you were not the primary income earner in your home. While you now can look forward to not having to deal with the stresses that had developed in your marriage, you do have to consider how you will support yourself (and your children, if you have any). Many in your same position have come to see us here at the Shannon Law Firm, PLLC expecting to receive alimony. They are often shocked to learn that such a reward is not always automatic. Before you begin to plan on spousal support, it may be best to know first if you are even entitled to it.