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Mississippi Divorces Can be Quick or Drawn Out

One of the first questions my clients ask is, “How long until my divorce is finalized?” That’s a tricky question, but the short answer is that it depends. If the parties are seeking a divorce based on irreconcilable differences, agree on the distribution of assets, and have no children, then they can obtain a Mississippi divorce as soon as sixty-one days after the initial filing. That’s the quickest way to get divorced in Mississippi. However, there is also a potentially long way. In a fault-based divorce, where the parties are fighting over everything from the cars in the garage to the pots and pans in the kitchen cabinets, then the divorce process could last up to and over a year. If there are children involved, it could last even longer, as Mississippi courts stay involved in child custody until the child(ren) well after a divorce has been finalized. Please contact me if you are contemplating a Mississippi divorce and I’ll be happy to discuss the entire divorce process with you.

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