Mississippi Divorce Mediation Basics
Our Mississippi divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In Mississippi, an uncontested divorce requires a written marital settlement agreement to avoid the more lengthy court process of a contested divorce. You must agree on all important issues and file the separation agreement that details the arrangements between the spouses.
You must also meet certain residency requirements (one spouse living at least six months in Mississippi before filing, and living apart for the last 60 days). Miss. Code § 93-5-5 (2021). For an uncontested divorce in Mississippi, you’ll also need to show that your filing is for an “irreconcilable differences divorce,” rather than some other “at fault” ground for divorce. Miss. Code § 93-5-2 (2021).
The Chancery Court Clerk’s office will be useful as you prepare to file for divorce in Mississippi. To file, you’ll need to go to the county where you or your spouse lives. You can use the Chancery Court website to find the specific forms and locations you’ll need to file.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes. Our Mississippi divorce mediation can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on Mississippi divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Mississippi.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.