Family Law Bill of the Day Mississippi Style

The legislature is in session.  Saturday Night Live once referred to  the Mississippi Legislature as the “hissing possums.”

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But, today’s blog is about proposed legislation.  Senate Bill 2342-(sb2342in).

This Bill’s intent is to add a 13th “fault ground” to Mississippi Law. This ground would provide for a divorce being granted upon 5 years of separation in fact.  This means if you and your spouse are married, but not living together for five years or longer and at least one of you wants a divorce, you can get a divorce.  It further provides that if there are minor children that the Chancellor may deny the divorce if a divorce is found to  not be in the children’s best interests.

This is a much needed change in Mississippi law and a step in the right direction.  Some may say 5 years is too long, but it is better than nothing and better than the law as it currently is.

Who says that? I do.

Read about the current 12 fault grounds.

Read Why You Should Care About This Legislation here and here.

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law and Child Custody Attorney in Mississippi, Adjunct Professor at MC Law in Domestic Relations and believes this provides a much needed remedy in the current law.

Follow the blog: BowTieLawyer Visit the websiteThompson Law FirmYou may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms

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