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Dividing Your Divorce; Bifurcating Your Case.

Today’s post is about “math.” It’s not really, but it is about an option that may be available in your divorce case.

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Bifurcating your case is dividing the divorce case from the custody/property/financial aspects of your case. It is not often done, but can be a useful tool when a party does not have grounds and the other party does not want the divorce, or when a party does have grounds and the other issues (custody/property/financial ) will take a considerable amount of time to be decided.

The basic process is requesting the Court to divide the case via  motion, first making a determination if grounds exist and thereafter deciding the remaining issues if the Court awards a divorce.

While not right in every case, it can be a significant option in protracted litigation or could preempt unnecessary litigation.

Matthew Thompson is a Divorce & Child Custody attorney in Mississippi and reminds you that bifurcation may can add to your case by subtracting issues before the Court.

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