Pascagoula Divorce Lawyers
When you’re in the thick of family legal issues, there are few things more important than trustworthy and competent legal representation. Whether you’re facing the risk of losing custody of your child, getting divorced, or struggling with an uncooperative ex-spouse, keeping your cool is hard. It’s easy to say things in the heat of the moment that you don’t mean, only to have those same things weaken your family law case.
The best way to prevent harming your case and getting into direct conflict with an ex-partner is to hire a divorce and family law attorney in Pascagoula. By limiting your direct contact with your ex, you can protect your peace while still making progress on your legal issues.
Don’t wait any longer to get the help you deserve. Call Holcomb Johnson PLLC at 228-432-6652.
Full-Service Family Law Representation in Pascagoula
When you get divorced, you want a law firm that will be able to handle every aspect of your split. There’s nothing easy about divorce and having to figure it out on your own only adds to your stress and anxiety. When you choose Holcomb Johnson PLLC, you can feel confident knowing that your case is in the hands of attorneys who have handled countless family court cases.
Mississippi Divorce Laws You Need to Know
Familiarizing yourself with Mississippi divorce laws ensures that you meet all requirements before you start the filing process. To file for divorce in Mississippi, at least one party must have been a resident of the state for at least six months prior to the filing.
There are two types of divorce in Mississippi: fault and no-fault. Fault divorces are reserved for when one party’s provable actions have caused the end of the marriage. Fault divorces are granted for adultery, imprisonment, abandonment, cruel and inhumane treatment, impotency, and alcohol and drug abuse in Mississippi. A no-fault divorce tends to be much faster, as it does not require anyone to prove the other party’s wrongdoing. If you file for a fault divorce, there is no waiting period after you file. If you file for a no-fault divorce, there is a 60-day waiting period.
Even if there is no waiting period or just a 60-day waiting period, be aware that it often takes longer than that. A lot depends on whether or not the court is backed up and how quickly you and your spouse can agree on the terms of your divorce.
Like most other states, Mississippi is an equitable distribution state. Marital assets are divided in a way that is fair, not in a way that necessarily gives both parties equal assets.
Our Approach to Divorce Cases
Our goal is to best meet the needs of each individual client, regardless of what those needs may be. That means that we don’t impose what we want or believe on your case—we’re here to listen to you, find out what matters to you, and figure out how to get it.
For you, that may mean a no-holds-barred approach that lets you get as much as you can out of the divorce. However, it could also mean a more amicable approach to divorce that puts the co-parenting relationship first. Regardless of what your goals are for your split, we’re here to help you find a way to achieve them.
You can count on Holcomb Johnson PLLC even after your final divorce papers are signed. Down the road, you may need to adjust your child support payments, set up a different custody schedule, or get a prenuptial agreement for your next marriage. We believe in being there for our clients even after their cases are over, and we’ll be ready whenever you may need our services again.
Take the First Step Now and Contact Holcomb Johnson PLLC
The time you spend in the divorce process may be one of the most challenging times of your life, but you’re not alone. Many people have gone through this, only to come out stronger and happier on the other side.
Divorce isn’t the end of the book—it’s just a new chapter. With our help, you can fight for what matters most to you in your split and get what you need for a fresh start. If you’re ready to learn more about your options and start the process, we’re here to talk. You can call us at 228-432-6652 or request your free case evaluation online.