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QDROs and retirement plans in a divorce

For many people in Mississippi, their retirement plans and their homes can be their two largest financial assets. Therefore, concerns about how to address a division of these assets when getting a divorce is understandable. Employer-sponsored retirement accounts like 401K accounts must be handled carefully when splitting them in a divorce in order to avoid losing unecessary money.

Benefits of a prenup

Many people in Mississippi might still believe that a prenuptial agreement is only something that a very wealthy or famous person should seek before getting married. The fact of the matter, however, is that a prenup can be beneficial to just about anyone regardless of financial status or fame.

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.