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Mississippi | Section Summary

Marital age requirements in Mississippi:

Male (parental consent)
Female (parental consent)
Minors under minimum age may obtain license with parental consent and approval of court. Minor females age 15 yrs. and older and males 17 yrs. and older but under 21 may obtain license with parental consent and court order.
Welcome to MaritalLaws! In this section you will find information on laws regarding alimony, child support, custody, divorce, visitation, and even property division for the state of Mississippi.

Mississippi | Alimony Law Summary

In the state of Mississippi, during or following a dissolution of marriage, divorce, or legal separation, the court may grant a dependent spouse alimony payments. Alimony payments are support paid by the more monetarily independent spouse to the more dependent spouse to help them maintain the standard of living established during marriage. There are many factors of consideration the court will look into when making declaring the amount, length, and requirement of alimony payments. Alimony may be required in lump sum or periodic payments.

Any property distributed after the dissolution of the marriage will be taken into consideration when first debating whether or not alimony should be required. Several other factors included in the court decision include, but are not limited to:

Mississippi | Child Support Law Summary

Contributions to the payment of taxes over and beyond the actual liability for the taxable year shall not be considered a mandatory deduction

  • Social security contributions

  • Retirement and disability contributions except any voluntary retirement and disability contributions

  • If the absent parent is subject to an existing court order for another child or children, subtract the amount of that court-ordered support

  • If the absent parent is also the parent of another child or other children residing with him, then the court may subtract an amount that it deems appropriate to account for the needs of said child or children

  • Compute the total annual amount of adjusted gross income based on paragraphs (a) through (d), then divide this amount by twelve (12) to obtain the monthly amount of adjusted gross income.

The amount of "adjusted gross income" is calculated through the following factors:

Determine gross income from all potential sources that may reasonably be expected to be available to the absent parent including, but not limited to, the following:

  • wages and salary income

  • income from self employment

  • income from commissions

  • income from investments, including dividends, interest income and income on any trust account or property

  • absent parent's portion of any joint income of both parents

  • workers' compensation, disability, unemployment, annuity and retirement benefits, including an individual retirement account (IRA)

  • any other payments made by any person, private entity, federal or state government or any unit of local government

  • alimony

  • any income earned from an interest in or from inherited property

  • any other form of earned incom ....... Click here to get more info on Child Support

Mississippi | Custody Law Summary

The court may refer but cannot order an adult who is a victim of family or domestic violence to attend counseling, individually or with the perpetrator of violence, as a condition of receiving custody of a child or as a condition of visitation. ....... Click here to get more info on Custody

Mississippi | Divorce Law Summary

The spouse must be an inhabitant of the state of Mississippi for a minimum a half year preceding the case. On the off chance that an individual from the military is positioned in Mississippi, he or she and his or her life partner are viewed as an inhabitant. The divorce ought to be documented in the region in which either life partner dwells on the off chance that they are the two inhabitants and if the offended party is the primary occupant then in the area in which he or his lives.

A no fault divorce is possible if there are irreconcilable differences between the couple and can be brought to court if they can substantiate the claim and both agree.

The state likewise has laws covering fault divorces. For Mississippi, the courts perceive the accompanying as legitimate motivations to sue for divorce:

"Impotence,Committing adultery,Incarceration,Abuse of alcohol or drugs,Insanity for up to three y ....... Click here to get more info on Divorce

Mississippi | Visitation Law Summary

Mississippi law states that a biological parent of a minor child may request visitation rights as part of an open divorce, parentage or custody case or may file a petition for visitation. A person may also file a petition for visitation on its own.

The court will decide a request for visitation based on whether granting a parent visitation would be in the ""best interests of the child.

What is considered in a child's "best interests"" are outlined under the custody and visitation statute which indicate the following factors are relevant to this type of decision:"

When deciding on visitation rights the court will base their decision on whether granting a parent visitation would be in the "best interests of the child."

What is considered in a ....... Click here to get more info on Visitation

Mississippi | Property Division Law Summary

Under Mississippi law, marital property is that which is acquired or is a direct result of the labor and investments of the parties during the marriage is subject to equitable division. Equitable division does not mean marital property is divided equally, it is divided in manner that results in a fair or equitable result for each spouse.

Courts will consider the following factors outlined in Ferguson v Ferguson:

"1. Substantial contribution to the accumulation of the property. Factors to be considered in determining contribution are as follows:

a. Direct or indirect economic contribution to t ....... Click here to get more info on Property Division

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