Emotional abuse, verbal abuse, multiple affairs are all grounds for divorce in Mississippi.
But, what if your spouse was really bad? What if they said, as my grandmother-in-law used to say, “both words?” IE: “I was so mad that I said ‘both words!'” What if you had really, really bad grounds and lots of it?
That gets you a divorce.
One affair or 1,000= a divorce. Being incarcerated for 1 year or for life = a divorce. Abandonment and the other grounds, if proven, gain you a divorce.
Here’s what Fault does not equate too. “Getting taken to the cleaners.”
A mother having an affair does not lose custody because of that fact alone. A father who cheats does not have to pay the wife due to that fact alone. The Court, instead, looks at the totality of the circumstances. If you are a good parent despite your fault you will still get to see your child. If it was a short marriage or your spouse makes more than you, you will not have to pay a boat load just because you messed up. Courts do not “punish” you financially for affairs, usually.
Just because you messed up does not mean you have to continue messing up. Just because you messed up does not mean you will pay for it the rest of your days. But, if you are messing up Stop now and call an attorney.
Matthew Thompson is an Attorney practicing Divorce Law in Mississippi and may can help you even if you really, really messed up.
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