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Mississippi Divorce Lawyer and Attorney
Divorce is stressful, but selecting a Mississippi Divorce Lawyer should not be. Having an experienced Mississippi Divorce Lawyer that knows when it is appropriate to fight, when it is appropriate to negotiate, and who can determine which circumstances require which approach is extremely important.
Divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful experiences of a person’s life. Divorce is stressful both emotionally and financially and can be spiritually draining as well. At the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., we understand and empathize with the experience of Divorce and are committed to protecting our clients during this difficult time.
When it comes to Divorce, you need someone to be there for you and “in your corner.” At the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C. we will aggressively represent your and your family’s best interests. Whether your Divorce is a simple dissolution or you’re fighting over Child Custody, Property, money, or all, the attorneys of the Law Offices of John R. Reeves, P.C. will be your advocate, inside and outside of court. At the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., we have more than 27 years of experience representing clients in some of the toughest Divorce cases in Mississippi.
Mississippi law recognizes 12 grounds for divorce based on fault:
- Natural Impotency
- Being sentenced to a penitentiary (and not being pardoned before being sent there)
- Willful, continued and obstinate desertion for the space of one year
- Habitual drunkenness
- Habitual and excessive use of opium, morphine, or other like drug
- Habitual cruel and inhuman treatment
- Mental illness or mental retardation at the time of marriage, if the complaining party did not know of that infirmity
- Marriage to some other person at the time of the pretended between the parties
- Pregnancy of the wife by another person at the time of the marriage, if the husband did not know of the pregnancy
- If the husband and wife are related to each other within the fourth degree of kinship
- Incurable mental illness.
All of these fault-based grounds for divorce have endured decades and decades of interpretation by the Mississippi Supreme Court. Successful divorce practice must involve a thorough understanding of these rulings and how they pertain to the facts of your particular situation. At the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., we understand these rulings and maintain an up-to-date watch on all rulings of the Mississippi Supreme Court. This is essential to being able to protect and enforce your rights in your divorce. Call the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., to discuss the facts of your situation before you make any move. It could be the best call you ever made.
Mississippi law recognizes one ground for “no-fault” divorce. This ground, commonly known as “no-fault,” is legally known as Irreconcilable Differences. In order to obtain a divorce on this ground, one of two things must occur:
- The husband and wife must enter into a written agreement in which they resolve all issues touching on property, child custody and support, alimony if appropriate, payment of debts, and other marital issues. The agreement must be signed by the husband and wife.
- The husband and wife must sign a consent to divorce on the grounds of Irreconcilable Differences. The consent must set forth those matters that the parties are in agreement on and those matters that the parties submit to the court for resolution. Then the court will proceed to hear and decide those issues submitted to it
It is absolutely critical that you have an experienced, competent and knowledgeable divorce attorney to represent you in the negotiation and drafting of any agreement that you make. Once you sign an agreement, you are bound by it. There are any number of legal technicalities that must be considered and that only a competent, experienced and knowledgeable divorce lawyer would be aware of. At the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., we have negotiated hundreds of divorce agreements over the years. We know what to look for. We know what to guard against. Do not try to negotiate a divorce agreement on your own. You may regret it later. Call Divorce Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., now to discuss the important issues of your divorce.
You want a Mississippi Divorce Lawyer who treats you with compassion and respect that is most needed at this time in your life. You want a Mississippi Divorce Attorney who will keep you apprised of the status of your divorce case and who will bill you fairly.
You Want The Law Offices Of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C.
Please contact us to arrange for a confidential consultation with an informed Mississippi Divorce Lawyer and Attorney.