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Mississippi Divorce

The Mississippi Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of Mississippi for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.

Courts and Community Resources

Lawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
Mississippi Chancery Courts
Mississippi Judiciary
Mississippi State Bar
The University of Mississippi School of Law - Law Library

State Statutory Resources

If you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the link below:

Mississippi Code - Title 93 Domestic Relations

Divorce Law

Mississippi is both a no-fault and fault state. No-fault divorces are based on "irreconcilable differences." At least one of the parties must be a current resident of the State of Mississippi for at least the six months prior to the filing of the divorce.

What are the Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi? - from the Mississippi State Bar
Mississippi Causes for Divorce and Irreconcilable Differences - MS Code 93-5-1 and 93-5-2
Filing of Complaints - MS Code 93-5-11

Marriage and Living Together Law

Mississippi Marriage License Information

Child Support

MS Child Support Guidelines - Mississippi Dept. of Human Services
Child Support: What Every Mother and Father Should Know - from the Mississippi State Bar
MS Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Explained

Child Custody and Visitation Law

Child Custody:  Considering the Best Interest Of... - from the Mississippi State Bar
Custody and Visitation Law - from the Mississippi State Bar
MS Access and Visitation Program (MAV-P) - Mississippi Dept. of Human Services
FAQs on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources

Property Division

There are no statutory factors in Mississippi, which means that the division of property is up to the judge.  Jointly titled property will be divided equitably by the court. Separately titled property may be awarded to the person in whose name the property is titled.